Jan 13, 2008 - 6:24 am
I am 28 years old. Have never been on birth control. No children. Possibly infertile since I have been married 6 years and have not gotten pregnant. Since June of 2007 with my period each month I have had the following problems: Heavy period, extreme cramping, lower right hand side back pain, clotting, vomitting, diarrhea, and nausea. During my period I am unable to go into work normally for a few days and they have moderate pain until my period is gone. My period has started coming earlier each month since September. In between periods I have pain during intercourse, after intercourse, discharge, mild intermittent bleeding, pain in my abdomen on the right hand side and occasional diarreha.
I saw my family doctor first over the summer '07 and they sent me to a Gastroenterologist to see if I had stomach ulcers or gall bladder problems due to my vomiting and pain in my stomach. They didn't find any problems and diagnosed me with IBD, even though I am not getting sick after I eat. I went back to my family doctor once I realized after about the 4th month in a row that I was only vomitting on my period. She referred me to a OB/GYN. I met with him in November and had an pelvic ultrasound done around December 21st. I was told my uterian lining was very thick and I would probably start my period before Christmas and they wanted me to come back in for another pelvic ultrasound right after my next period. Well I didnt start my period until January 2nd, almost 1 1/2 weeks after the first ultrasound when my lining was already very thick. I just went back on Friday 1/11 for my next ultrasound. The technician said that my lining is thicker now then it was 1 1/2 weeks before my last period and my period just ended on 01/08! I haven't been able to see the doctor after either ultrasound because he wasn't back from surgery yet. I am scheduled to see him on Monday so hopefully he is there so I can get some answers.
Co-workers that I have discussed my problems with have mentioned possible endometeroisis or fibroids. Do any of my symptoms sound like that or endometrial cancer and does anyone have any suggestions on what I need to do to get my doctor to speed up this process? I literally cannot function during my period and getting increasingly frustrated since I have been dealing with extreme symptoms for 7 months.