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I'm a little bit lost and feeling defeated with my health issues and don't know what to do. I have been experiencing the following symptoms for 6 weeks now; a permanently swollen abdomen (10 inches), shooting pains and a constant dull ache in lower abdomen, fever and regular bouts of vomiting, a feeling of fullness after eating/drinking small bits, erratic periods and excessive discharge, aching thighs/legs and struggling to pass water.
I saw my GP and he arranged for urine, blood tests and an ultrasound of the upper abdomen. All come back clear. The pain became much worse and more localised to the lower abdomen area so I was sent to A&E. After various tests they decided I probably had ovarian cysts so organised a second ultrasound of the pelvic area and I was prescribed strong painkillers for the meantime. I have just returned from having my pelvic scan this morning and the doctor who performed the scan told me there are no ovarian cysts but the full results will be sent to my gp in 5 days.
Now I'm just totally confused. I've done a lot of reading up about ovarian cysts and feel like my symptoms are text book for someone with an ovarian cyst. I was absolutely sure that cysts were causing the problem and I had kind of put my mind at ease thinking it was because I had researched all treatment/outcomes and prepared myself for the same. Now I just feel like I'm back to square one. I have no idea what is wrong. It is effecting my life severely and I have barely left the house (except for doctors appointments) for 6 weeks.
I suppose my question is do any of you have any experience of cysts being missed on the ultrasound scan? Or has anyone ever had ovarian cyst symptoms but it turned out to be something else? I just know my GP will say "all clear, nothing else we can do", but I'm not willing to accept that. So I would like to know what next steps I can suggest.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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