Hi am an new to this page.
I have been having right sided pelvic pain for a year now. The pain started off as a dull ache and sharp stabbing pains when I lay down on my back or stomach or when someone pressed on my right side. Shortly after I started getting the intermittently, started a once in a while. As time has gone on the pain has increased in frequency ( i am now getting the pain every day, most days every hour, some times more some times less) and intensity. I also have had bad period and ovulation pain ( which can last up to 2 weeks) since I was 13 and I have noticed that my pain is sometimes more intense on the right side. Also I am 19 and a virgin.
I have been treated for IBS, constipation, neuropathic pain. I have been tested for PCOS which came back negative. I have had urine test, blood tests, a pelvic ultrasound, have been put on the pill to see if that helps to decrease the amount of periods I have. I have been to my GP & times since December and have seen Gyni who said its not gyni related. I was refereed to general surgery who I saw today.
He asked me the general questions and what test had been done so far, then had a feel of my belly and asked a few more question. He believes it is adhesions from my appedix surgery 4 years ago, but doesn't want to procced in doing anything yet. He doesn't want to do a CT scan due to my age and the level of radiation ( in his words because i am a young woman) or a laporocopy as it could do more harm than good and cause more adhesions. So I am getting sent for an abdo ultrasound ( as i only had a pelvic ultrasound that didn't go over the area of pain) to check what is going on and will been seen again in 3 - 6 months and see if the pain has increased or not by then.
Does this sound like anything that anyone is going through.
I am starting to get to my wits ends. I am a 2nd year student nurse and the pain so far hasn't effected my studies. However I have had times when I havbe had to leave lecture to go to the bathroom to double over in pain, and have been feeling the pain more when on placement and there has been times when I have had to stop and take breaks whilst studying because of the pain.
Thanks in advance.