Hello, I am 29, not sexually active and have no children. About 2 weeks ago I had irregular bleeding that was the same kind of flow as with my period. It only lasted 2 days. I felt some pain but not like cramping. I was still worried. Long story made short, I went to my doctor and blood was found in my urine. My dr just looked inside to see if it was coming from my vagina. It wasn't. Well the day after that I started having worse cramps in my belly, pelvis and on my right side near my kidney. The same pains I was having prior to seeing my doctor, they were just more intense. So I went to the ER. The doctor there did blood work and another urine test. My blood work was perfectly fine. And my urine still showed a small amount of blood. He ordered an Ultrasound for me. I know this sounds uneducated but I had the one that slides over your pelvis and also the wandlike device that goes inside. The doctor at the test told me that I have a cyst on my right ovary and a polyp on my uterus. I have a history of cysts, and they are always on the same ovary. They recommended a gynechologist and I went today. I am supposed to speak to a surgeon on April 12th about having a D&C done, which I am terrified of having because I'm scared to be put under anesthesia. I know I need it to reove the polyp and I will get it done, but I'm scared to go under. Can anyone who has had a D&C tell me your experience through it all? What was the procedure like? What do they do they do to prep you besides dialate your cervix? What was the anesthesia like and was it hard coming out of a deep sleep? What was it like after the procedure? Were you in lots of pain?
The gyno I saw today also said that I should have a colonoscopy because I have been having, at times, terrible stomach pain, diharrhea, nausea. It is also hard for me to eat. I just feel sick to my tummy most of the time. I eat when I can, usually once a day and then I have a snack. The gyno thinks I should have one because of the issues I'm having with my stomach and the fact that all my siblings have had polyps on their colons. My mother also died in June of colon cancer.
I am petrified of all of this. Lots of my family members have died of cancer. My father of lung, my uncle of prostate, my grandmother of ovarian, and my mother of colon cancer. I'm not saying I totally believe I have cancer, but I don't walk around thinking it could never happen to me either. And considering my family history there are times when I do get terrified. I stil go on and calm myself down (the physical pain is all still there even when I'm calm) I feel so alone a lot of the time.
Please, I am so scared that something might be terribly wrong. I will go through with any procedure I need but they scare me. I've never been through anything like this. The pain is sometimes mentally hard to deal with (pain behing my belly button, near kidneys and through my pelvis) Could my cyst and polyp be causing this? I also have acid reflux disease but I have never had issues like this from it before. But could the cyst be making my acid act up in a way that is very painful?
I am also going to see my regular doctor on Friday for a follow up visit and to schedule a colonoscopy.
I hope I have explained everything I'm going through well enough. I feel alone and scared sometimes. All of this is difficuly emotionally and physically.
Thank you to anyone who answers my posts.