This is my first post here but was wondering if anyone could relate to my experience to make me feel less worried. I'm 24 years old. I've suffered from extremely painful pelvic pain from periods since I can remember, so painful that they can sometimes leave me bed bound and wanting to be sick.. I also experience a horrible dulling pain from what I assume is ovulation as it happens mid cycle. However my periods are so heavy and irregular its hard to tell and has been something i'm embarrassed I never paid better attention too. I also get terrible bloating which can come out of nowhere. I had this last when I may have been ovulating and it caused me so much discomfort.
My other 'symptom' is my constant need to urinate and the urgency of this sometimes. An example being 3 times in 30 minutes last night! Its like I can never fully empty it. However, this is again something that I feel I've dealt with for a long time and not a sudden thing. I have always put this down to my use of caffeine and again not looked into it even though it is a huge nuisance to my daily life.
Its only in the past year that I've started to put a lot of this together and started to worry myself. I've constantly brought up my painful periods with doctors and have constantly been brushed off and told to try this and that type of contraception pill.
My doctor only referred me to a gyneo for an ultrasound after I bled heavily after my smear and went into what looked like a period (although it was around 10 days early). She said this was just a coincidence but still decided to finally put me forward. She said this can take up to 6 weeks so i'm still waiting.
I'm not even sure what it could be to be honest but I guess I just need the peace of mind. Does anyone have any similar experiences or advice on how to make sure i'm getting the right treatment? I admit i'm not exactly the most assertive person and unfortunately allow myself to feel deflated when doctors aren't very helpful in asking me about my struggle. - Sophie xx