Hello, I am 45 years old from Glasgow. I may be jumping the gun here but I have some concerns that I am showing signs and symptoms of OC.
For the last few months I have been feeling very fatigued and out of sorts. Since beginning of December I have had a continual swelling of my lower abdomen( I look about 6 months pregnant) and this is accompanied by what I can only describe as mild labour pains. My lower back is very achy and the pain can radiate round to my sides and legs. I have still got a reasonably healthy appetite( most days) although some days I feel very sluggish and don't feel like eating. Passing urine very frequently too and when I feel the need to go I just can't hold it.
I had a subtotal hysterectomy in sep 2007 with ovarian conservation. I visited my GP yesterday and explained my symptoms and she asked me for a urine sample which when she analysed it showed blood and protein and she has started me on antibiotics for a week. She did say that had my urine been clear she would have sent me for a scan straight away. She is treating me for a bladder infection.
I am from a nursing background( haven't practiced for over 10 years now) so am a bit out of the loop regarding OC.
is it common to be misdiagnosed with bladder problems? What should my next step be? Am I overreacting?
All opinions very gratefully received.... Healing thoughts to all and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.