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Why won't the Dr's take me seriously?!

Anonymous
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I have had crazy periods since my son was born in 2010. I had a uterine infection right after him, the didn't do a d&c, just gave me iv meds for 48 hrs.

Since then my periods have been irregular and long. Like 30-40 days at a time long. Huge clots. Heavy then nonexistent then heavy again within minutes.

In 2013 I had an ultrasound that said I have pcos, fibroids and endometriosis.

I had my tubes tied. They said I dont have fibroids and had no clue about the bleeding, bye.

Last year I had another ultrasound due to crazy bleeding and they said fibroids again. I went in the next day so they could remove them, and nothing.

I've been bleeding since 3/25 and since yesterday I have been passing clots every half hrish, and just pouring blood after them.

Then I'm fine, almost nothing on my pad till I feel another clot.

All the gyns here are guys and I feel they are great Dr's but I think I need a woman to tell this too who will really understand it.

Sadly the closest one doesn't take my stupid insurance.

But wtf is going on w me?!
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:33 AM
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/basics/definition/con-20024740

I would see an endometriosis specialist. But I bet it is adenomyosis. It enlarges the uterus like fibroids would but on laparoscopic exam there is nothing in the uterus. The growth occurs inside the muscle.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:39 AM
That kind of fits, but I don't ever have cramps durring my period.

I do after sex close to my period. It's right around my ovary and brings me to my knees.

Quoting Anonymous 2: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/basics/definition/con-20024740

I would see an endometriosis specialist. But I bet it is adenomyosis. It enlarges the uterus like fibroids would but on laparoscopic exam there is nothing in the uterus. The growth occurs inside the muscle.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:41 AM
The only reason why I recognized it is because I am going through it now. I have done a ton of research and many sites say pain is not always a symptom.

Quoting Anonymous 1: That kind of fits, but I don't ever have cramps durring my period.

I do after sex close to my period. It's right around my ovary and brings me to my knees.

Quoting Anonymous 2: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/basics/definition/con-20024740

I would see an endometriosis specialist. But I bet it is adenomyosis. It enlarges the uterus like fibroids would but on laparoscopic exam there is nothing in the uterus. The growth occurs inside the muscle.
corticosteroid
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:42 AM
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I stopped caring when you started spouting sexist bullshit.

702girly
by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:48 AM

That's awful that they won't take you seriously. I'm sorry. I would be very worried if I was going through that.

Miller0305
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 7:48 AM
Her comment is not sexist. She prefers a woman doctor because they might have actually personal experience with the situation. There's nothing sexist about that.

Quoting corticosteroid:

I stopped caring when you started spouting sexist bullshit.

corticosteroid
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Her comment is indeed sexist.  Personal experience?  For fuck's sake...

Quoting Miller0305: Her comment is not sexist. She prefers a woman doctor because they might have actually personal experience with the situation. There's nothing sexist about that.
Quoting corticosteroid:

I stopped caring when you started spouting sexist bullshit.


ptkds
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 8:03 AM
Demand an endometrial ablation. They burn the inside of your uterus. It's just a day procedure and it doesn't hurt, except for some possible cramping for a couple of days.

I was having a lot of heavy bleeding and my periods would last weeks. I would have to take meds to stop them. My ob did this to avoid a hysterectomy. It's been great. No periods!

Good luck!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 8:11 AM
When the Dr's tell me that I'm making itnup, it's all in my head, and that periods aren't bad I just need to learn to deal w them, I figure it's time for a woman dr.

But I will stand by my "sexist" comments.

Quoting corticosteroid:

I stopped caring when you started spouting sexist bullshit.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 8:12 AM
My dr (male) wasn't taking me serious about an issue I was having. Went to a different dr (female) and she listened to what I was experiencing and got results. Boy I'm glad I went to a different dr!

It may be a pain but switching dr's may be the only way to get things to happen. Hope you get some answers!
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