Nov 08, 2012 - 5:31 pm
Hi, I haven't been diagnosed with anything but my symptoms are causing pain and problems and my ob/gyn has been difficult to get information from. Any advice about what to ask him for specifically, what tests I might need to push for, etc., would be SO helpful and appreciated.
Here's what's going on. I'm only 26, mother of two little ones (ages 3 & 4) and this past 18 months I have had two miscarriages, with unknown causes. My BMI is right in the middle of the normal range. Here are my symptoms:
-About three months ago I began having strange bleeding between periods (watery, pinkish tinge, sometimes watery with bright red blood streaks). Once the gush of fluid was so heavy it ran down one side of my leg and soaked through my jeans instantly.
My ob/gyn is new to me (I got new insurance, so I had to switch from my old doctor who I loved but am no longer covered under). I went in and he said he felt my uterus was enlarged and prescribed antibiotics in case an infection was the cause. I finished them and my uterus feels larger and more painful. He ordered a sonogram because he suspected fibroids, and the ultrasound tech did the external ultrasound, said "I got all I needed, we don't even need to do the internal ultrasound", and left. I was supposed to get results the day after, 9 days later after some very persistent phone calls, my husband finally got them to call me with results. All they said is that my sonogram was "normal".
I made another appointment because I'm in pain and my uterus FEELS big, even to me, like it feels when I was 10-12 weeks pregnant. I'd like to switch doctors, but until I can find someone else I'm covered by, I have to go back and see this guy.
I hate to be a pest, but I feel like my symptoms are serious enough to take another look at. I don't know what to ask for, or where to go from here. He didn't order any blood work or other tests. I came here because online I saw that endometrial cancer fit my symptoms better than most other things, and there is a discussion forum here where I might be able to learn from the wisdom and experience of other ladies.
If anybody has advice on what I should ask my doctor specifically, or what I should do next, I would be so grateful to hear it. Thank you so much for your time!