I have had cramping and pms symptoms for two months. No bleeding in between periods, but a clear discharge which is new to me and happens daily. My period happens and then I think the pms is will finally be over and it's not.
The next day I have cramps, pain, discharge, tender breasts, emotional, and back pain. My doctor ordered me to have a vaginal ultrasound and the radiologist told me to see a gynecologist.
I did, and the gynecologist was surprised they sent me and didn't see anything to be alarmed about. I told her my symptoms (the cramps and back pain are the worst), she said that I had endometriosis and wanted me to take birth control pills, which I really DO NOT want to take. If I didn't take them, then I would continue to have pain. She told me that with endometriosis I should only have cramping during my cycle and she thought that it was strange that I had cramping and pain every day along with the discharge, that she did comment on. So, I wondered if maybe it's not endometriosis? Is there something else that I can ask about? The exam that she did was VERY painful. The findings from my ultra sound are as follows.
-No abnormal endometrial thickening
-uterus is mildly heterogeneous and associated with an apparent small near isoechoic subserosal nodule along the left side of the fundus, measuring 1.6x.9x.9
-Left ovary has small anechoic thin walled cysts, larges 1.6 cm consistant with functioning ovarian follicles.
-Both ovaries intact blood flow.
-Endometrium 8.2 mm
-Uterus 8.8x4.8x5.9 with volume 124cc.
-Trace free pelvic fluid, no adnexal mass, tubo-ovarian abscess or hydrosalpinx.
-Right ovary 3.2x1.3x1.9
-Left ovary 4.2x2.6x3.1cm with an estimated volume of 18cc
-No free pelvic fluid
If all of this looks picture perfect and I really shouldn't have gone to a gynecologist, does anyone have any idea why I have all of these symptoms? Could it really be endometriosis and the only option for me is birth control? I'm 37 with three kids. Thank you for your help.