I am hesitant to write this and apologize if it’s nonsence and drags on.
Monday I visited my OB/GYN as it has been over a year since my last check up and I have been experiencing some very troubling symptoms.
Medical backstory, I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2013 and metastatic thyroid cancer in 2017, so I’m very in tune with my body and it’s changes.
I have been on oral contraception since October of 2017 to help manage the endo symptoms. Unfortunately they have done very little and seem to not be working at all. I have noticed the last 4-5 months changes in my discharge. Where there was previously very little, there is now loads of it. Always thick and pale - no odor. I also have been bleeding, randomly multiple times a month and with intercourse which has also become increasingly painful. I have an incredible amount of pressure and fullness in my pelvis/lower abdomin and constantly feel like there is pressure on my bladder, as well as terrible lower back pain, like back labor pains and it radiates down into my hips. I feel like I’m delivering a baby elephant. Not to mention my migraines have increased to 4 or more a month.
When I saw my doctor he let me know he wanted to do another excision surgery for the endo, as it’s been 6 years. I also have a family history of uterine and cervical cancer. He did my smear test as well as a physical exam. He asked some questions about the pain/pressure and how long it’s been going on. He looked puzzled and said there is definitely something going on. Additionally, I had a lot of discomfort and light spotting after my exam on Monday.
So here I am, I’ve never waited more than 24 hours for test results from a smear (always normal) and I’ve heard nothing. I’m incredibly concerned, especially having had cancer in the past, my mind is racing.