I am new to this forum and have been worrying myself sick about the possibility of having ovarian cancer.
A quick overview of my symptoms:
For the past 2 years I have had digestive problems- the usual heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pains, bloating, gas. I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux Disease after visiting my gastroenterologist and having an endoscopy done. Two years later, the problems have persisted and gotten worse, this time with pain in my upper right side and upper back area(gallbladder area). I was diagnosed with having gallstones and had my gallbladder removed a week ago.
While all of this has been occuring, over the past 4 months I have had very abnormal vaginal bleeding. My periods have always been regular up until 4 months ago. I haven't had a "normal" period in about that time. I have been skipping periods (and no, I am not pregnant- took a million tests). When I have gotten it, it's for about a day. The past two weeks I have had a strange brownish/red discharge (like the blood that comes out at the very end of your period) and some blood clots each time I go to the bathroom.
I have been reading up on the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and although many of my symptoms were related to gallbladder issues, I also have read that ovarian cancer is sometimes mistaken for other digestive problems. I am mostly concerned about the abnormal bleeding, especially since I have always had very regualar periods (my periods normally last around 5 days).
Does anyone have any advice for me or feedback on what could be going on here? I have an appointment with my OBGYN on Wednesday, but still would like to hear from others about what could be going on. I am only 29 and just married...too young for all of these problems. Please help.