Exactly 3 mo ago I went to the my primary dr b/c I guessed I had a UTI. He did a abdominal and pelvic u/s, just to be sure, (I have a family history of ovca) and it was normal. After a few days on Cipro, I was fine. I returned to my doclast week cause I thought I had another UTI but urine culture is neg and antibiotic therapy did not help. Doc suggested I see gyn, and I have an appt on Tues am, but I am worried. Primary doc did not feel anything externally, but I am having bladder pressure (going at least once an hour or so) and pain on my lower right side in my pelvic area. Those are my only two symptoms, no gas, bloating, or other "classic" ovca signs. I am 39 yr old, no kids. My beautiful sis passed away one year ago after a 4-year battle. She was only 40. Any reasurrance would help. Just to mention, heat has help a great deal, and less pain while lying down vs. sitting down. Pain sometimes is less during the night and early morning, but then gets worse as the day goes on, especially if I don't keep a heating pack on. What can happen in just 3 months?? Could this just be a cyst? (like I am hoping?)
I am a vet of kidney issues and although you may have a Urologist in your future, know that a cyst can indeed cause the issues you describe. I am sorry you are having the pain! I was lucky in that I did not have the pain, only the bladder pressure issues accompanied by the unwelcome issues at a hard sneeze! Happy to report that's gone since I had the left ovary and the two aliens riding it removed, both benign! Make sure you are adamant about getting an Ultrasound ordered by your GYN. Like a Rock! Shouldn't be an issue as that should be standard course of diagnosis even when they do not "feel" anything. Thing is, your GYN may feel something as they have way more experience with cysts. So yes, it could be a cyst causing the pressure. You are taking the correct steps Lin so persevere and try ever so hard not to worry. But when you do, drop by, we are here for you! MV
that's funny- I was getting on here to say the same thing. My mom had IC - her labs kept coming back negative for a urinary tract infection, but she kept telling her doctors she was in pain. Finally, they sent her to a specialist who diagnosed her, did surgery to expand her bladder (the IC causes it to contract so they do a hydrodistension to break up the IC and allow the bladder to return to a normal size), and she's doing much better.
i would definitely recommend getting it checked out regardless. i don't want to scare you, but i had similiar symptoms that ultimately revealed a pelvic mass. my period was totally normal, no gas, no abdominal swelling, just a belly ache two days before the diagnosis coupled with fatigue & urinary urgency for several mths. *but*, there are many possible explanations for your symptoms. i think its smart that you are seeing your gyn. If s/he isn't helpful or can't find anything -you might need to ask about a referral to a specialist (my mom's ob/gyn couldn't find anything wrong, but the specialist diagnosed her right away). good info on the web as well.
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