Hi, 18 year old girl here,
For the last eight months I've had intense pain in the lower right hand side of my abdomen, heavy bleeding in between my periods for up to about 6 weeks at a time.
I have also lost 13kgs (3 since September 24th), bloating, and pain when masturbating (still a virgin).
When this first started my doctor told me some things that it could be: ruptured cyst etc, and we started tests. I had an ultrasound but they were unable to see anything in the image and wouldn't do a transvaginal ultrasound to get a clearer image because I'm a virgin.
After a while, my gp just stopped sending me for more tests. At this point, I'd been bleeding 3 out of 4 months and still in pretty extreme pain. She prescribed me painkillers and told me to wait and see what happens. In between the weeks of bleeding I had a consistent very dark brown almost black discharge, but tested negative for and STD's.
I asked to see a different gp, who said that he would refer me to a gynaecologist, but won't because I was leaving for university in September and it was in a different county. So when I arrived I registered at the university medical centre, and told my new gp everything. He said he will send me to see a specialist, but only after my records have been transferred (so far they've been stuck with neither my old nor new gp having any of my records. They think it may take another month or two), and then it will take about two months to get an appointment with a specialist and have another ultrasound.
For now he's just told me to wait and take my painkillers but it seems like they're just dismissing me.
But I'm concerned because if it is something serious (as my first gp mentioned back in February) its a very long time to wait for diagnosis and treatment. It also seriously affected my A-level exams, and now my university studies.
What can I say to my doctor or do to get them to take me seriously?