Aug 10, 2006 - 8:34 am
Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well today. I have been looking all over the web for answers to my question and haven't been able to find anything. I finally ran across this site and hope that someone who has experienced this horrible disease may be able to help me. I have trouble getting my GP or ob/gyn to listen to me so I don't feel comfortable asking them some questions. Anyway, my question is, if you had abdominal/lower back pain as a symptom, was the pain constant or did it get worse around ovulation time? I have abdominal/lower back pain almost every day during my cycle, but it seems to be worse around the time I should ovulate. The pain is always there, but is more noticable and uncomfortable during mid-cycle. Sometimes ibuprofin will take care of the pain, but I have noticed lately that it isn't doing a very good job anymore. I'm not really sure that I ovulate as I have fertility problems so I don't think the pain is specifically from ovulation. I also have bouts with diarrhea/constipation, slight nausea, gas and bloating, and I feel extremely full after only eating a small amount. There hasn't been ovarian cancer in my family (that we know of), but my family has had cancer of almost every other organ so I am fearful of it. It is very upsetting when you can't get your doctor to listen to you so I was hoping that someone here could help me. Thank you.