Hi. I am a 37-year-old mother of 4. I have actually been having symptoms that never really made sense to me for about a year and a half now. Only recently was it mentioned to me that it might be ovca. I have had gastro issues for about 2 years. Then over the last year and a half, I have developed a lot of others. They are: bloating/distention, sometimes painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, lower abdominal and lower back cramps(feel like menstrual cramps when it is not my TOM or ovulation), constipation/diarrhea, nausea (frequent), tender abdomen, unexplained fatigue(to the point of feeling like my legs are bricks going upstairs, and my arm feels like it will fall of while stirring scrambled eggs on the stove at 9:00 in the morning). All along I knew something was not right, and still do. I have been to a rhuematologist, a hematologist (also have unexplained iron deficiency anemia), my internist, and have had a colonoscopy last week, which came back completely normal. I suffer from frequent headaches and just feel bad most of the time, every day. Have felt bad for so long that I don't remember what it feels like not to feel bad. Now have an appointment with my gyno on Monday for my annual, and am going to insist that I have an U/S and CA 125. I also have a family history of breast cancer, my mother and my sister (who was diagnosed at the age of 36). Have an appointment with a breast surgeon on Tuesday, because I had bloody nipple discharge from my nipple for 2 days about a month ago with no explanation or obvious reason. I get shooting pains in my pelvis recently, one almost dropped my to my knees. Also, ovulation pains MUCH worse now than I have ever had cramps, during a period or ovulation any time in the past. Sorry so long, but I needed to talk. I have not even mentioned most of this to my husband. He is really great, he just has a lot on his plate right now and I don'e want to worry him unnecessarily. He has been diagnosed with diverticulosis at the age of 37 and just had his gallbladder out recently. Only this week went back to work. He travels, so during the week, I am kind of a single parent handling it all. I am just overwhelmed right now. Thanks to anyone who actually read the whole post, I needed to unload a lot of this.
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