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Unread 07-27-2005, 12:23 PM

Hi Ladies:

Ok I will make this short....I've been sick off and on since Feb 2005 with cramps/pain/low fevers/flush feeling...All except the cramps/pain are gone. But for the past week I've gotton the flush feeling back and I still have the cramps/pain for over 6 months. I think he wants me to have a "LAP" can anyone tell me what they see during that....

I've had a CT-Normal, ultersound, Normal, Butt test, Normal, only thing is my white blood count is still up 12,000 it was at 16,000 last month so its down a little...

At first they thought PID, then I was told no, I've been on every pill and in the hospital, no pill have made me feel better so I refuse to take anymore.

Oh, I had a TOTAL hys 3 years ago this December and I'm on Vivelle Dot since then...

I see the Gyno today....

Thank you so much ladies
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Unread 07-27-2005, 12:37 PM


I am sure you are going to ask your doctor what he will be looking for/at in the "lap". From what I understand your abdominal organs are viewed thru a scope and some surgery can be done at that time if needed. Its considered the method for diagnosing endo or adhesions and other stuff as well. Best to ask your doc.

and let us know how the appt goes!
Unread 07-27-2005, 01:21 PM

let us know how your appt goes!!!!! good luck!!!!

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Unread 07-28-2005, 08:17 AM

Hi Ladies:

well I saw the gyno yesterday, NO HELP...He said he will not do a "LAP" as there is nothing there to look at and it is most likley scar tissue (I don't by that one) I don't feel that would cause me pain, flush feeling and high white blood count. He said if in 30 days I don't feel any better to see a General Surgen....And he said if he does a LAP he is pretty sure it would be a waste of time and a General Surgen would OPEN me up to look around not a LAP....

So I'm no better off then I was yesterday...Still have the cramps and the flush feeling, I have no idea who to turn to anymore....

Thank you all
Unread 07-28-2005, 08:28 AM

Oh, hon... you will find help. Just may take interviewing some more doctors. Just because this doctor can not help you doesn't mean no doctor can. As wonderful as my gyn is, I still got other opinions to make sure I had all my options covered. I encourage you to seek another opinion. Perhaps a good internist is somewhere to start because of the high white blood count?

You will find help .. I just know it!

Unread 07-28-2005, 02:44 PM

jujuju, I would also suggest you seek a second opinion! There's lots of Doc's out there! Have you talked to your GP reguarding your white blood count? You could have an infection or something! I would go to my GP and have them refer you to someone. I can't stress enough we have to be our own advocate!! Everyone of us is worth it!! Take care and good luck!! Netty
Unread 07-28-2005, 03:23 PM

Originally Posted by ossa
jujuju, I would also suggest you seek a second opinion! There's lots of Doc's out there! Have you talked to your GP reguarding your white blood count? You could have an infection or something! I would go to my GP and have them refer you to someone. I can't stress enough we have to be our own advocate!! Everyone of us is worth it!! Take care and good luck!! Netty
Absolutely! Ossa is right--we have to be our own advocate. Please find another doctor for another opinion. Don't give up. You will find the help you need--just please don't give up. S~Moonchime
Unread 07-28-2005, 03:52 PM

I am sorry you were disappointed with the doctor. Don't give up, keep looking for answers. I wouldn't necessarily set all your hopes on having a lap. That may not be the answer. I think you may need to find a doc who is willing to look further into the high white blood count and flush feeling.

Unread 07-28-2005, 07:22 PM

Hi Everyone:

Thank you for the posts, make me feel better already..

Yes I've been to my GP numberous time (HMO DOCTOR) when I was in the hospital I saw many specialists, Urlogist, GI..Then last month I saw the infecious disease specialist who said he can't figure out why the hight blood count, it went from 16,000 to 13,000 to 11,900 last month (so its going down a little) I have to have blood taken again tomorrow....He told me to see the gyno again which I did...

The 1st of October (if I'm not dead by then) I can switch back to my PPO and go back to my wonderful doctor who would never allowed this to go this long without an answer, she is the one I found and got me on the right track with my HRT 3 years ago..

Something is causing the cramps I still think its some sort of infection because of the white count, but then I'm not a doctor, but feel an infecation is the cause.

Again, thank you for your support you all are so wonderful.

Unread 07-28-2005, 07:49 PM

Julie, This is just my opinion again, I remember dealing with the HMO when I lived in the Northeast, however my GP was awsume, and always sent me to the best! I think at this point, (October is quite a bit of time away!) i would go see my GP and ask them if there willing to take responsibily for something happening to you, for refusing to persue the bloodcount issue and sending you elsewhere! After all this is your health were talking about! If this GP is male ask him if you were his wife, mother or sister what would he suggest for them! Generaly if you make it more personal for them they will do the right thing! I think it's worth a shot! But before you do something like that, check around for another Surgen that has a good reputation and asked to be sent to them. Sometimes you have to do your own research and suggest it to them! SAD as it may be!! Anyway Julie don't forget your worth it!! Take Care, Netty

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