Oct 26, 2004 - 11:44 am
During the past few days, I have experienced some startling symptoms. For a couple of hours, I had sharp, piercing pains come and go in my left ovarian area. Then a few days later, my right ovary kept giving me pain, but it was more constant and less sharp. I am experiencing periodic waves of dullish pelvic discomfort, very similar to what I feel when my period is near. I also had constipation that resolved with over the counter medication and a diet change, but I experienced it again a few days later to a milder degree and then this AM, I had a soft movement which isn't like me. Re: the constipation, I have been experiencing this on average once a month for about 2.5 years and a colonscopy in April was clear.
Then one day last week, I felt more of a need to urinate, but then it subsided. I took a muscle relaxant because to me, it felt like my bladder was having spasm and that stopped it.
And yesterday AM I had a tiny bit of spotting, thinking my cycle was coming and it hasn't. I experienced this two other times -- once in 2002 and once in 2003.
I explained the spotting and the fact that my cycle stopped altogether for three months to my doctor in March. She proceeded to put me on Provera for five days which did start my cycles up again, though they've been a little irregular, ranging from an average of 21 - 30 days apart.
I had a trans-vaginal ultrasound in June 2002 to examine a small fibroid and nothing else was noted. My pap smear and exam was normal in March.
But I am so frightened this could be cancer. No female or colon cancers are in my family. I'm 43 -- soon to be 44 -- and have never had any kind of gyno problems before.
And of course, just this morning, I felt some faint stabbing pain in my right thigh. What is happening to me? I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow, but I'm concerned they'll just brush this off.
Any advice or feedback would be so appreciated.