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Hi guys, never used this forum before so not too sure how it works or if I'm posting in the wrong place. OK so a little bit about my current situation.
Throughout December and January I had recurrent UTI's and yeast infections. I've always had problems with both since I was about 18 (currently 26 years old) and they do tend to get worse at certain times for no apparent reason. I got a different doctor than usual in the office one day in January and he said I was averaging at 3-4 UTI's a year so wanted to refer me for a Pelvic Ultrasound.
I had the ultrasound on February 14th and they said my kidneys looked fine, and then they discovered a right side simple ovarian cyst and said they'd use the watch and wait approach and I'd have another scan in April. It makes sense now because I've been having lower back pain since November/December which I assumed was my kidneys. Throughout the years I've gotten pains on my lower right back which radiates into my leg but I honestly always thought it was my kidney because I've been diagnosed with kidney stones twice in the past (starting to think they just diagnosed the pain as kidney stones because of my history of UTI's and back pain).
Now I'm wondering if it was this all along and the pain was potentially ruptured cysts? My tummy also protrudes on the right hand side but I always thought that was my body shape.
My last period was on January 15th and it was one of the most painful periods I've ever had. I haven't had my period since then and it's March 23rd now (not pregnant). Since January I've had pain on my lower back and leg, my ibs is awful (I've had irritable bowel syndrome since my periods began as a teenager) and I have diahorrea 2-3 times a day, like how it normally is during my period every day now. I've also lost 7lbs and feel nauseous throughout the day. I'm also extremely fatigued even after a good night's sleep.
Today I booked an appointment with my doctor because my period is 2 and a half months late. He said that my ibs getting worse is unrelated to my cyst and that my periods being absent is also unrelated to the cyst because it's been 2 cycles missed already. He said to leave it for 2 weeks and when I've missed my 3rd cycle to call him and he'll arrange an appointment with a gynecologist. I mentioned to him that Endometriosis runs in my family and my mother and her sister have it but he also said it sounds nothing like endometriosis.
I'm at a loss here and don't know what to do. Two more weeks of sitting around waiting and not knowing what's wrong. Is anyone else going through the same thing or has anyone out there had any similar symptoms and received a diagnosis?
Thanks for reading
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