New to this site and need some advice. I went to my GP in November with a bloated stomach (I look 8 months pregnant) and various pains all over. I now have lower back pain and feel the need to wee constantly, which hurts when I do. My weight has also gone up from 9st to 10st 10lb and I am eating less due to not being able to finish a meal. My GP sent me for various blood tests (including CA125 which was 31). I have been told by various people (including a nurse) that I have symptoms of an ovarian cyst. I asked my GP if he could send me for a CT scan to see what is going on and he said he couldn't do that as he wasn't authorised. He has now referred me to a gastroenterologist. Surely he should have referred me to a gynaeocologist? I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and having to carry the extra weight around is putting a strain on my joints, especially my knees.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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