Hi B.! I seen your post on here, and although I don’t have Uterine Fibroids, I felt compelled to write anyways because some of what you wrote sounds very familiar to me.
In March of 2006 I started developing what I thought was a UTI (frequent urination and burning while urinating, plus I didn’t feel like I was “going” all the way). Unfortunately the doctor I was seeing at that time wasn’t a very good doctor and after not getting anywhere after numerous appointments, I decided to find a different doctor (which wasn’t easy because I didn’t have insurance).
By the time I got to see this doctor my symptoms had went from those of a UTI, to I didn’t have a clue. I had a lot of swelling and pain in my left hip, as well as pain in my lower back around my sides. When I would eat, I would start bloating to the point that I looked pregnant, which resulted in my eating less and less. I ended up losing about 15 pounds (only weighed 98 to start). My bowel movements eventually became irregular as well as my periods. Everything was turned upside down and I didn’t know why. My new doc sent me for ultrasounds which showed numerous cysts in both ovaries, which I was then given birth, control pills for again.
The second doctor sent me to an Ob/Gyn, who was just as useless as the first doctor I went to. She gave a pelvic on my first appointment, which came back normal. Second appointment I was sent for another Ultrasound, which showed no cysts whatsoever. After discussing my concerns with her, she decided to do an endometrial biopsy, unfortunately she said that the opening wasn’t big enough, therefore she couldn’t perform the biopsy and she directed me to see a gastrointestinal doctor (raised the eyebrows of myself and many doctors since then). After that, along with her never returning my phone calls, I found another Ob/Gyn. (I made recommendations on these doctors on this website also)
It’s been a year now and I’ve seen two family doctors, two Ob’s, an Urgent care doctor, a kidney doctor and a GI doctor. I have given blood and urine sample until I have lost count and in the last two weeks I’ve had an EGD, Colonoscopy, Laparoscopy, D&C and a bunch of others I can’t pronounce, let alone spell.
Come to find out my entire reproductive area in severely infected, and according to the amount of adhesions, it’s been there for quite some time. It’s bad enough that the die test showed that there is no flow whatsoever in one fallopian tube and barely any in the other. I have cysts all over the place and there are adhesions from my diaphragm to my liver. I’ve already been told that I’ll have to undergo surgery again when my husband and I decide to have children to open my tubes (I’ve never had children). Basically my reproductive organs are a mess because of something that could have been fixed months ago, but doctors simply didn’t take the time to look.
So while all this may not apply to your situation directly, please keep in mind that you have to make doctors realize what is and isn’t a concern for you or else they’re not likely to listen. At least in my experience. I strongly urge you to go see your doctor again because you never know when it could be something serious until it’s too late.