I am a 37-year-old mother of two with no family history of ovarian or breast cancer. For the last two years I have been having problems with frequent urination. I have also always had very painful periods. I was on a birth control pill and switched to another pill when the frequent urination started. Both pills made my hair fall out and caused a lot of problems so I stopped taking a pill about a year ago. The frequent urination continued and also cramp-like pain throughout my cycle. When my stomach started bloating really bad and my period was late, I went to a doctor (my doctor was out of town). I was examined and the doctor said my right ovary felt bigger than my left and sent me for an ultrasound to check for fibroids or cysts. I thought I would finally have an explanation for why I always felt pregnant even though I am not. The ultrasound, however, showed that my left ovary was bigger than my right but nothing was wrong. It also showed that my bladder was not fully emptying. I was told to get another ultrasound, this time of my bladder and abdomen. They found nothing wrong with my bladder but found three large polyps in my gallbladder. I had severe gallbladder pain when I was pregnant and now it flares up every now and then. I was referred to a surgeon. The surgeon told me there is nothing they can do. I asked if my gallbladder would cause all my other symptoms, they said no. Now I have an appointment in two weeks to see a urologist. I really don't think that's my problem but what else can I do. Nobody seems to think that constant pelvic pressure, severe bloating (like I am 5 months pregnant), cramps throughout my cycle, irregular periods, nausea sometimes, fullness, and fatigue are anything to be worried about. What can I do when an ultrasound doesn't show anything wrong and now the doctors say there is nothing they can do?
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