I am a 25 year old, Caucasian, generally healthy female. Been on YAZ for 5+ years. I have Hashimoto's disease, and thus far all thyroid tests have been normal. In May of this year I had chlamydia and was treated, subsequent tests were negative. In late October I was treated for H. Pylori with aggressive antibiotics. This is when the pain started. At the end of November I was treated in urgent care for an unidentified vaginal infection with PID (tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia, yeast, BV), again with antibiotics. My PCP seems to think it was one of these outlier STD bacteria.
My pelvic pain started before I was treated for the recent infection, but it seems to have evolved. Before it was lower, more toward my groin area, and I was having some pretty intense, constant discharge which only occurred during/after urination, when I wiped. Post-treatment, I am having pain in the sides of my lower abdomen and just under my belly button. Sometimes when I urinate I get a shooting pain along my pantyline area. I still get the discharge after urination, but much less in terms of quantity and frequency. The discharge is clear and odorless, but it still seems like a lot at one time, which alarms me a bit. It is different than any discharge I had experienced before the infection. Could this incident have changed my body chemistry somehow?
I had a pelvic and vaginal ultrasound last week and my Dr. found a 5mm fibroid tumor. She said this is far too small to be causing any symptoms but I wonder? I'm really scared now for my fertility. I really don't want a hysterectomy.
In February I have an appointment with a reputable ob/gyn who specializes in pelvic pain. I guess I'm just looking for some info/a second opinion in the meantime. Should I be worried for my fertility? Could my pain in fact be caused by the fibroid and, if so, can this be treated without a hysterectomy? If my doctor is correct and my pain is not likely caused by the fibroid, what could it be?? Could the fibroid grow between now and my appointment?
I know it has been a while, but I just wanted to follow up on this. I did see the ob/gyn, and she denied my request for a laparoscopy. I think she said that she didn't see anything abnormal during my exam that would signal infertility. She said the best way to test this is to try to get pregnant, which won't be for a while for me...
I was diagnosed with vestibulodynia, which is apparently related to my issues with chronic anxiety. She said that my pelvic floor muscles on the left side felt like guitar strings. I showed her the area of my groin where I had pain - and still do quite often - and she attributed this to the connection of muscles in that area to the tense pelvic floor muscle she observed, which I am unable to relax voluntarily. She prescribed anxiety medication, lidocaine to insert into my vagina nightly, and pelvic floor physical therapy. I haven't cooperated with any of this because I wanted to see if continued hypnosis and psychotherapy would help.
At the same appointment she also tested for ureaplasma urealyticum, and I was positive. I was treated with antibiotics. Jane, I was unable to find much information about ureaplasma online. Do you have any info, and would a history of this bacteria affect my fertility at all?