Hi everyone, this is going to be a TMI post but at the end of may I got a bartholins abscess on the right side of my vagina, this was drained using a word catheter then at the beginning of June I started to feel unbearable pain in my perineum area, from the mid area of my vagina all the way to my anus only on the left side (opposite side to the bartholins in a different area). I rang my doctors who sorted me an appointment at the hospital, they said it looks fine - no tests were done, just a physical examination. The pain got worse and a lump started to form under the skin (you cannot physically see this lump, you can only feel it), I went back again, they said it’ll likely go away on its own. I then went to a&e a few nights later in excruciating pain, they gave me two lots of antibiotics (ciprofloxacin & amoxicillin) and sent me home with no explanation what it could be. The pain did feel slightly better and hurt more at night so I just put up with it. I then went back to a&e last Thursday as I was blacking out, I couldn’t sleep from the pain it was so bad, it feels like a knife is twisting repeatedly in the same area.. the lump has tripled in size- I’d say it’s more of a hard mass than a lump as you only know it’s there by touching it, the mass doesn’t move either. I saw multiple surgeons who had no idea what it could be as my bloods came back with no infection so they didn’t think it was an abscess but they gave me 2 lots of antibiotics anyway (flucloxacillin & metronidazole )? I’m now awaiting an MRI scan which could be ages as there’s a waiting list and I’m still in so much pain.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be and what could help my pain? I’m feeling extremely depressed about this, Iv not seen my friends since June, I have to work from home alone in bed, Iv not been physical with my partner in months. I can’t even go on a walk it’s that painful, I can’t sit properly or stand for a long time. Im taking the maximum dose of painkillers everyday including codeine at night to try help me sleep. I’m only 23 and this is impacting my life so much to the point where Iv genuinely felt like I don’t want to be here anymore because I just want the pain to stop and Iv tried to get help multiple times but only recently have I actually got somewhere any advice/help would be appreciated, thanks.