Hi there -
I'm kind of getting the brush off by my doc and thought I'd ask the true experts out there - the been there, done that - crowd!
If this sounds familiar at all, please let me know. Right now, I feel kind of looney when I talk to the doc about it repeatedly.
I feel like I'm about to give birth - you know that kind of bowling ball between your legs feeling with pressure on the bladder/rectal area. I am going to the bathroom up to 4 times per hour and at least once but usually twice during the night. Sometimes I almost feel the need to push (give birth kind of push) at the tail end of a pee.
I'm 40, and have had regular periods - 28 days to the day since I was eleven but they have varied during the past year anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks apart and last a whole week too. (ugh) Also have cold chills immediately followed by feeling of overwhelming heat right before my period. Doc says periods are still regular enough to not consider me as perimen but I just want to shout that they are NOT normal for ME.
Had CIN II with chryo a few years back, a tubal before that and kidney stones since 2005. Oh, and sigh.... overweight too - doubled in size over the past six years.
Checked for thyroid, celiac and a few other things but tests were normal. My grandmother had ovarian cancer and her siblings also died of female type cancers. Mother has fibroids and sisters both have ovarian cysts so there is some history of female ills.
I just can't accept that feeling like I am carrying a bowling ball around in my pelvis is "normal". Am I just being whiny or has anyone else had a similar happening that was indeed something wrong?
Many thanks - Laroo2