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Pelvic Pain - Worried Sick

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BTilly Thu 26-May-11 13:06:56

Hi All, apologies if this goes on a bit, but am new to all this.

Basically for the last 8 months or so I've been experiencing (on and off) pain in my left hand pelvic area and on occasion during sex as well. In the last 2 months it has become a constant dull ache with the sharp twinges particularly around ovulation / time of the month. This is also coupled with back ache, bloating and the usual consequences of bloating! blush (Sorry if TMI)

Initially I was worried that this pain was due to a cyst on my left ovary as 6 years ago I had emergency surgery to remove my right ovary and tube due to a gangrenous Ovarian Cyst. However, having had a scan I've been told it isn't this and that remaining ovary and my uterus are ok. Docs are now looking further into the pain and at the end of last week I had bloods taken and also swabs ? in case this is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Get results tomorrow.

I'm now really stressed out as am worried this is PID. I think this because last year before meeting my DP I stupidly had unprotected sex with a guy who afterwards told me he had just been treated for Chlamydia. At the time I went to the local GU clinic and was given antibiotics (as well as having HIV tests etc - which were neg) and thought nothing more of it, but now this pain etc has made me panic somewhat.

I have told my DP that this pain might be PID. He said he is not worrying about it as we don't know until tomorrow what this is. However, he did ask me how PID is contracted. I told him and his first reaction was, "I didn't give you Chlamydia, I don't have it". Not sure how he knows this for certain because as far as I know he has never been tested for it and in the past he hasn't been very sensible when it comes to sex. His ex partner may even have passed it on to him - who knows.

On the positive I've not had any other symptoms relating to PID, just this pain. But I know that sometimes people get no symptoms at all. However this doesn?t stop me from worrying. This could affect my chances of ever conceiving naturally, possibly at all.

Am I being stupid worrying about this?

PS... sorry this is sooo long!!!

MrsRyanReynolds Thu 26-May-11 15:12:01

Well I think for starters you and your DP both need to get a sexual health check up.

If he "hasn't been very sensible" when it comes to sex then I am not sure why he's not been down the GUM clinic already TBH.

It could be that you have a small cyst on the ovary that gets bigger and smaller as your cycle rotates.

Try not to worry until you get some facts as it could be nothing.

dontdillydally Thu 26-May-11 23:13:41

I have this and it turned out to be endometriosis on my right ovary...if continues demand to be referred to an endo specialist get it checked out you can get it any time of your life

canyou Thu 26-May-11 23:24:57

I have this and at the end of the day it was decided it was hormone related and was upsetting my digestive and bowel system and some endometriosis. I also have ovarian cysts and fibroids [tbh I felt that they did not know what it was and as it was cyclical this was an easy ans] but I have started on POP and this is the first time in 2 years I am feeling no pain.
You do need to have all aspects checked esp the sexual health even if all it gives is peace of mind.
Hope you get some ans and a cure soon

malibustac Thu 26-May-11 23:32:14

Regarding dp saying he hasn't given you chlamidia without being checked is wrong for a start as apparantly it can lie dormant in the body for years so you both should have a sexual health check.

I go through what your describing due to polycystic ovary syndrome, even if its pid it can be treated so don't worry. Good luck for tomorrow. Also eche what the others have said about demanding other test.

MrsRyanReynolds Fri 27-May-11 11:52:10

Have you had your results yet OP?

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