Aug 07, 2005 - 10:09 am
Hi everyone, I'm new here and perhaps (and hopefully) don't belong here. I have been doing some research on ovarian cancer and I'm worried that the symptoms I've been ignoring for 3 years may be ovarian cancer. I wanted to compare them with you. I have not told my family my concerns because I do not want any one to get worked up for nothing but I have now stressed myself sleepless. 3 years ago I went to the Dr. complaining of general unwell (nausea, abdominal pains, diarrhea, reflux). I had tests done to rule out bowel issues, all were fine, I learned to deal with them as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I also had an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound, which came back "fine" one ovary a little bigger than the other. Issue was dropped no follow-up, I don't know if it is normal to have different size ovaries but my Dr. wasn't concerned so neither was I. Over the past 3 years, I continue to have pains (ignore them as irritable bowel), tired all the time (work shift work, 2 kids, anemia), back pains (work on my feet, housework etc). Constipation (I take iron for anemia) I have reasons for everything. Didn't seem worth going to the DR. I've lost 10 lbs in 5 months, yet everyone tells me I'm getting "quite a gut". I went to my gyne the middle of July for routine pap. She thinks she felt fibroids and sent me for an ultrasound and sent results to my family Dr. too. All this is great but... my gyne is closed for a month holiday, my appointment for results in 2nd week in September and my family doctor on holiday until mid August. My ultrasound results are sitting on their desks and no one to look at them. I've totally stressed myself out. My abominal discomfort has progressively got worse since June. It feels like I'm pregnant, that heavy, full , can't sit comfortably feeling. I wake in the night uncomfortable. (I'm a tummy sleeper, I am starting to find I can't). I pee a lot and if I can't (out and have to hold it) the added pressure of the full bladder kills. I've noticed people saying they had to go to ER because of pain and noticing lumps in pelvic area. I don't have any of that but has anyone had similar symptoms to me. I wish everyone all the best and thanks for reading my message. I know I rambled for a bit there.