What's wrong with me? - page 2

Okay, I'm hoping to keep this short. I have been to the doctor and I'm waiting for an ultrasound, but that's not until June. Since last June, my mentraual cycles have been getting shorter but my... Read More

  1. by   Jenny P
    AND, there is always the possibility of TWO things going wrong at once...... now, wasn't THAT a comforting thought?
  2. by   frannybee
    Or even three, if you look at all the symptoms separately. Dontcha feel so much better for that, Amanda? Sorry hun. Make sure you get a full abdo US, not just pelvis - if there are stones there, at least you'll be able to explain some of the symptoms.
  3. by   Agnus
    N/V/D is not that unusual with endometriosis. Have seen it in others and experienced it myself.
  4. by   panda_181
    Yes, I'm getting an abdominal and pelvic US...the whole shebang! I'll let you know if I can get the OBGYN to check me over...I'd have to go to him for further investigation anyway, why not tell him now? Thanks for your concern...

    Amanda
  5. by   LaVorneRN
    Waiting till June for an US is wacked! But I hope you get to the root of this soon. You are blessed to have folks here to give you some insight. Feel better!
  6. by   LoisJean
    Panda, honey- if I were you I would go screaming, crying and gasping in PAIN, PAIN, PAIN to the emergency room--on a daily basis, if necessary, (if I thought that I might get attended to quicker). No way, would I wait--not with your symptoms.

    My experience, much like the experience you are describing, was uterine cancer-

    Peace- and keep us posted!

    Lois Jean
  7. by   panda_181
    Thanks guys so much! And I will keep you posted...

    Amanda
  8. by   panda_181
    I ended up in ER in Edmonton a few weeks ago...they figure it was a cyst...went to my GP to see if I could get my US bumped up (that's what the Doc said in ER since I don't live in Edmonton) and he said since it's not life threatening it couldn't be considered urgent.

    So I pulled my weight as an RN and scammed an appt with one of the OBGYNs here (there's only 2...small hospital...)...no gall stones, no cysts, no fibroids...so why all this pain? Who knows...it's every day...not all day but I have at least one "stab" a day...sometimes it lasts only a few seconds, sometimes 1/2 hour. It's wierd.

    So I go for a laparoscopy next week. Hopefully something will come up. The only other thing I can think of is endometriosis, but why would the pain go up to the epigastic area? Wierd...

    Amanda
  9. by   LilgirlRN
    I had pain the epigastric area radiating to my back for over a year, I had NO gallstones. Finally had a HIDA scan, my gallbladder was pratically dead, had 8% function. A negative U/S gallbladder is useless without a HIDA scan. An ulcer (I've had one of those too) can also cause this kind of pain. I'd put myself on OTC famotadine BID and see if I got better, if you take a lot of NSAIDS for the uterine cramping that could be your answer.
  10. by   healingtouchRN
    I am sending Light to you in faith that you heal soon! Peace!:kiss
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by LilgirlRN
    I had pain the epigastric area radiating to my back for over a year, I had NO gallstones. Finally had a HIDA scan, my gallbladder was pratically dead, had 8% function. A negative U/S gallbladder is useless without a HIDA scan.
    We recently had a patient who was classic for gall bladder, whose US *AND* hida scan were negative, but they three docs involved were so convinced they took it out anyway and sure enough it was bad.

    Thanks for getting us up to date, Panda. Hope they sort out what's wrong soon!
  12. by   TMS2121
    Hello. I, myself, don't know and I am not a doctor, only a student nurse, having had two semesters of Med/Surge already. But, could your symptoms be related to inflammatory bowel disease(Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis??)---- nauseated w/ generalized pain at first and then pain in LUQ... that's a symptom of ulcerative colitis along with the diahrrhea. Or, maby its just your body going thru some changes. Also, have you ever had an ulcer(duodenal or gastric)? Also, check your temp daily, do you have a fever; low grade? It's important that you continue to address your symptoms w/ the MD. I hope I didn't frighten you at all, I just thought I'd give you some help in trying to figure out the nature of some of your symptoms. Good Luck and I hope everything turns out okay for you.
  13. by   lynnintn
    Sounds like endometriosis to me which I battled from age 17 until I finally got everything yanked out at age 31; I also had fibroids and adenomyosis. You need an exploratory laparoscopy by your gyn. though, to properly diagnose what's going on with you. I had 3 laparoscopies to laser out my endometriosis before I finally had a hysterectomy, and there are other tx. options too.
    I know what you are going through; I felt terrible for almost 15 years. Good luck with this
    Kim

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