Hello everyone. I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I am 48 years old and have been diagnosed with IBS for about 2 and a half years. I had a rare form of breast cancer diagnosed in June 2012 (normally occurs in head and neck) and finished six weeks of radiotherapy in October 2012. I have always had heavy, painful periods ( I have two small fibroids) but since my radiotherapy they have been infrequent. For the last three months they have been heavier and more painful and I have been constantly bloated with constant stomach ache and over the last month I have developed a pain in my right hip/groin area and my right leg. I also need to rush to toilet before I have an accident (this is for both and I have told my GP about this for months) I am getting increased bouts of nausea and my appetite is affected. Two weeks ago my GP ordered blood tests for ESR, LFT, coeliac screen, FBC and thyroid. I had to have repeat ESR and LFT yesterday and was shocked when the nurse said the GP also wanted CA125 test doing. I have got an appointment for an ultrasound of my pelvis and transvaginal scan but this is not until 4th March. My problems are now affecting my life ( I dont work as I am a carer for my husband who has primary progressive multiple sclerosis). Has anyone got any advice for me - I don;'t know whether to try and get my scan brought forward or to go back to my GP ( I am fed up of going to the doctors and don't like to cause a fuss). I am terrified of what all this means as my younger sister had ovarian cancer aged 37 - this was successfully treated.
I hope someone can advise me. Thank you, Heather x