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bladder residue ?

last year i had cysts on my ovaries on a 2nd scan they had reduced all good. Now again for a long while iv had more pain + a dull heavy feel

Asked by nutter67 28 Feb

last year i had cysts on my ovaries on a 2nd scan they had reduced all good & was told my other bits all looked in good working order. Now again for a long while iv had pelvic pain + a dull heavy feeling, i did have a period for about 8 weeks ,been to doctor now waiting for another scan in 2 weeks time. I also have been feeling so tired & by mid afternoon feel i just want to go to sleep even when at work ,so by the time i get home but not every night i can only just manage to get dinner ready then I'm off to bed & asleep by 8.30 ,other nights I'm not too bad one of which is tonight.i have been tested for under active thyroid & lack of iron which both tests came back ok, I also can feel sick & have had a lot of indigestion I do have IBS & my belly does get a bloated not a lot though .I often need a wee too .

nutter67 yesterdayDelete

Hello all. A quick up date, I had my scan a couple of weeks ago they told me they couldn't see anything on my ovaries but did see some residue in my bladder & to go to my GP that week which i did,she tested a sample it had no infection but a trace of blood she sent it of to be further tested & for me to go back the next week with another sample,on return my sample came back with showing no infection so did my new sample.The GP a different one said so thats all good ready to send me away.I asked so what about the pains & the residue she said it would JUST GO AWAY i said the scan man seemed concerned she wasn't, i told her my periods were long over 3 weeks to 2 months so now I'm to see the contraceptive nurse & said prob have endometriosis, so not sure what to do as still have pain needing the loo & tired .xx

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Next step is to see if birth control pills or mirena coil can sort those heavy bleeds out for you. Juts getting your periods under some kind of control can make all the difference. If not solving the pain at least the bleeding can be stopped.

There are drugs to take after about 4-5 days of a period to encourage the wounds to clot. So that's possibly something to try out too.

If the pains are not helped out by reducing or stopping your menstual cycle, then the next step is to get on the conveyor belt for a laparoscopy to look inside you, at the organs near the uterus/womb to see if there are any signs of endo, meanwhile it's a matter of pain control by whatever means you can manage.

From hot water bottles to massage, tens machine, accupuncture (if that's your thing), endo diet, different combinations of pain killers from over the counter ones to prescription ones, and lastly because it can be worst experience is the hormone treatment to temporarily shut down your ovaries, but you're a long way from that just yet.

First step definitely to try and get those periods behaving nicely again.

The mirena does need about 5 months to get going, but usually stops the periods then for anything up to 5 years, and no need to remember to take tablets.

It doesn't suit everyone, but if you can put up with periods and pain killers till it gets to work and stops the periods ...WOW it's defnitely worth it.

If during that time you decide you want to start a family or you have any other reasons for it to be pulled out, then it can be removed usually by GP clinic nurse, else by the gynae department at a local hospital.

I'm not trying to fob you off and say you don't have endo, up to 20% s women do, so it is quite possible, but as there is no cure and the treatments for endo other than occasional surgery are all about managing periods and managing pain anyway, a visit to the family planning clinic or contraceptive nurse to discuss menstrual control methods is certainly the first step.


Hello impatient, Thank you for your reply. can you tell me what is The mirena ? please . I am 45 & have had 3 children so no more for me thanks I'm actually a granny now to a lovely 11mth old grandson, & sometimes just don't have the energy to play with him which makes me sad. Hopefully when i go to see the nurse she will help me. It was my bladder ( residue in it GP didn't know what it could be) i couldn't work out but she might know some answers for me. Thanks again xx


Good advice Impatient, I'm sorry to hear you have short-term memory problems, I also have probs with memory after a total hysterectomy at 41, mine is based on activities ie what did you do at the weekend? I have to struggle to think, or when someone asks what happens in a TV programme or song lyrics etc I can go completely blank, there could be some memory problems I dont realise I have because I have forgotten them ! It must be so hard for you to manage day to day activities, especially with two children xx My hysterectomy was an emergency needed for a burst endometrial cyst, fibroids, prolapse and second ovary taken up by multiple cysts so I know was unavoidable.

Good luck to nutter xx I have poss. endo on bladder, no-one has followed up yet with a lap.


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