I am 52 years old and am going through the menopause. About a year ago I went to the doctor with low pain on the left side it was similar to a stitch but worse. I then had a scan which was a separate issue and it came back showing signs of Diverticulitis. On hearing about my pain my doctor just kept saying it was diverticulitis and to change my diet and go onto Oat milk, which I did. I was in so much pain a few months later that my husband sent for an ambulance. They did a scan and told me there was no sign of Diverticulitis problems and that my Dr should not have told me to change my diet. They told me I had Fibroid s and that I needed to see a Gynecologist. I was also extremely constipated which I think now was due to the Oat milk. So I went back to my Dr and he referred me. I had an ultra scan and was told I had a heart shaped uterus and there was a dark mass in the cavity. I underwent a colonoscopy a few months later and this showed nothing except two fibroid's the largest only being 3mm. By then the pain had gone. No sign of the cavity.
4 weeks ago the pain started to come back and it was a cross between a sort of IBs thing, with me going to the toilet and pressure on my lower stomach and a very bad period pain with the stitch thing going on on my left side. I was also having menopausal symptoms of hot flushes at night and feeling extremely anxious and paranoid!
I thought a few days ago that the pain was subsiding but last night woke with severe pain low down in pubic area. I have to take both paracetamol and ibuprofen in order to help the pain, but I am also on Warfarin so should not be taking the later at all.
I have not had a period for nearly a year now. Could it be phantom periods or a degenerating fibroid or just the menopause? I don't seem to find any answers. When I went to the doctor last week in tears she just said 'it's the menopause' and gave me a leaflet!