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i don't usually like posting on forums, since i'm the type of person to always firstly say, 'see a doctor'; but i realize that isn't always the top option.
since i was 12 years old, i've had symptoms of a severe UTI but with no UTI. the last 'UTI' i had occurred when i was 13. i'm 18 now, have had countless test run, been on many medications, but nothing works to relieve the pain.
day in and day out, i am suffering. i can't go out of the house without being in fear of the pain, i can't have sex without being in near-excruciating pain, nor can i simply use the bathroom without suffering for minutes or sometimes hours afterwards. i bleed between periods (albeit lightly), have thick green, yellow and white discharge, and have frequent abdominal and lower back pain, which feels like cramps (though sometimes i just attribute this to my horrid back, which has a history of pain of its own). several gynocologists have also told me my cervix bleeds easily, and i sometimes bleed after sex. i have only ever been with one partner since i was 13 and am still with him. i've been tested for many STD's but nothing comes positive. i drink only water, can't eat a variety of food due to a severely sensitive stomach, so most 'irritants' are already off the menu. i only drink coffee in the morning, of which i have ruled out a factor in any of this, since i had stopped drinking coffee for an entire year and a half just to see if it would help; which it didn't. i'm also far beyond the point of 'not using soap when showering' and 'wearing light clothing'.
i have no idea what this could be, nor, it seems, do doctors. i have a maternal family history of ovarian cysts and cancer but have neither; or, at least i don't think i have cancer, because doctors keep telling me i'm 'too young to have tests for it run'. i've been to many specialists and many gynocologists but none have noticed anything 'abnormal'. it's just about making me lose my mind and i don't have anywhere else to turn. my mom doesn't seem to believe me anymore either. this pain basically consumes my life. i wouldn't be surprised if it was the main factor in my depression and anxiety. i just want to live normally.
i go to the gynocologist in two weeks for a regular checkup but i'll be bringing up two things i think this could be; which are interstitial cystitis and endometrial hyperplasia. both of which i don't remember if i've been tested for. the uncertainty of the results themselves is more worrying than any test they could try. at this point i don't care, i just don't want to be in pain. i want them to find SOMETHING, because it has to be something.
has anyone else had a similar experience so young? in the back of my mind is always the possibility of cancer, but nobody seems to take me seriously, which only adds to the frustration. thanks in advance.
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