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Should my abdomen feel like this?

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icouldbeahypochondriac Tue 28-Jun-11 07:29:52

Hi All

I have a question to post which could be a really stupid one but please be gentle with me smile

For a few months I have had pelvic and back pain and my GP's have told me that this could be down to a new mirena I had 6 months ago after my 3rd DC. I then had really strange bleeding and discharge and again was told this was Mirena, which althought I knew it could cause, was completely the opposite of my previous Mirena, where I had no bleeding at all.

Recently my stomach has felt constantly bloated and tender. I was wondering about going back to the GP's again but don't want to be if I'm just being a hypochondriac.

Also, when checking my abdomen over (see - I did say I could be a hypochondriac!) I have noticed that it feels almost lumpy - the only way I can describe it is almost fibrous - a bit like your breasts when they feel really lumpy at certain times of the month. So I'm just wondering is this normal and just something I've not noticed before but am now or is it something I should get checked out?

As I said before, sorry if this is a really silly question!

deepfriedcupcake Tue 28-Jun-11 13:55:46

Haven't a clue whether it should feel like that but if you get that checked out (could be nothing, could be something) I'll get the small lumpy on my rib checked out - I've also been passing it off as a 'small, probably unimportant and not worth bothing the doctor about' sort of thing.

icouldbeahypochondriac Tue 28-Jun-11 22:05:38

Sounds like a plan!

What target shall we give ourself to have had it checked out by?

SingingSands Tue 28-Jun-11 22:23:17

Hi, from the symptoms you have listed I would be pushing my doctor to take me seriously. I don't want to send you into a panic (and I'm not a doctor), but I have recently read about symptoms of ovarian cancer (on the Macmillan website) that are almost exactly as you have just described... of course they could be the symptoms of lots of other things too, not just that.

I hope that didn't sound clumsy or like I am trying to intimidate you, that really isn't my intention, but I lost an aunt to ovarian cancer, and I really feel that if she had been taken seriously from the start then perhaps her death could have been prevented and not have left 5 children without a mother.

Please ask your GP to take you seriously. And I really hope that your diagnosis is NOT as serious as ovarian cancer, but sometimes we put things off as being "something or nothing" and leave it too late for help.

Sorry again if this sounds scary, or if I've offended you or sounded like a twat... I don't want to scare you but if your instincts tell you that your symptoms are more than your Mirena "settling in" then please be vocal about it with your GP.

icouldbeahypochondriac Wed 29-Jun-11 07:32:24

Singing thank you so much for your post. I have to confess that I have wondered about OC too because I had also read the symptoms but because I was being told it was nothing I just kind of thought I was being over dramatic.

Thanks for posting, I really do appreciate it and will phone today for an appointment.

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