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Desperate for help! :-(

(9 Posts)
katietattie Tue 20-Sep-11 09:49:14

I'm in desperate need of help and advice from you ladies, sorry for the long post in advance. I had my son 4 months ago after a 4 hour back to back labour which resulted in a ventouse delivery due to his postion. I had a few stitches and felt ok, I assumed I would feel cramping, discomfort for a while.

When my son was 2 months old I started having severe abdominal/pelvic cramps. I feel like my vagina is burning, heaviness in back passage, struggling to urinate (takes about 5 seconds to push it out) and feeling constantly full, heavy and pulling tugging type sensation, nausea, night sweats, aching joints, loss of appetite (lost all my baby weigh plus an extra stone which I could not afford to loose). I am in constant pain which at least once a day turns into sheer agony (worse than my late labour pains and I didn't have any drugs!) I've ended up in the emergency room 4 times for them to say see your GP.

So I've had- blood tests, ultra sound scan, low vaginal swab, urine check all negative. NHS Gyny would not see me for 3 months so I saw a private Gyny (spent all our savings) who thought it was endometriosis because my internal exam was so unbearable he couldn't complete it. I went on to have laporscopy which showed no endo but that my uterus was inflammed and uneven. He fitted a mirena coil last week and said to see how it goes.

I am still in awful pain and struggling to care for my now 17lb 4 month old!
Please if anyone can help or have any ideas as to what this might be please reply, I am at my wits end and don't know how long I can go on like this.

katietattie Tue 20-Sep-11 11:34:24

please anyone? really hope i'm not the only one who's felt like this? x

shocked2 Tue 20-Sep-11 12:20:50

hi katietattie - sorry you are going through this - I don't have any answers but hope someone comes along soon who can help - have they checked your cervix and ovaries?

ArmageddonOuttahere Tue 20-Sep-11 12:25:56

Oh that sounds awful. RE the swabs, have they ruled out infection?

Bumping for you. Feel so sorry for you and wish I could help.

Heaviness in back passage and struggling to wee could possibly be a prolapse of some kind? Has that been ruled out?

I think you need to keep harassing your doctor........go back again, and keep going back until you get what you need. Are you on the waiting list for an NHS appointment?

katietattie Tue 20-Sep-11 13:49:52

Thanks guys, I've had both ultrasound on my ovaries which they said was clear and blood tests which show no high white cell count so they say no infection. The only vaginal swab I had was one which the nurse instructed me to do myself in the toilet! I'm wondering whether I need a full smear? so frustrated!
Has anyone had a prolapsed uterus and think this could be the problem? I'm clunching at straws now I suppose.
One thing I don't understand if anyone could enlighten me is that I had a blood test for inflammation which was normal but the surgeon said my uterus was inflammed on the outside?
My waters did break 36 hours before I delivered my son but they gave me antibiotics when I finally started contracting so I'm assuming that would have prevented any infection??

katietattie Tue 20-Sep-11 18:04:45

Anyone else got any ideas? I'm starting to become worried about how I can physically cope with my baby and this pain. I'm scared I might be like this forever and have to ask my mum to take over the care of my son for his own wellbeing. sorry I just feel like I'm the only one in the world who feels like this and no-one in the medical profession will help me! I'm even starting to become scraed that its all in my mind!!

twankie Wed 21-Sep-11 06:27:05 need to see another GP and explain how much pain you are in again. Cry if you have to while you are in there. You need to get them to action this. Can you see another GP in your surgery? A locum perhaps? Have you got a female GP you can talk to? So sorry you're in so much pain.. you should be enjoying your son free from all this x

lisad123 Wed 21-Sep-11 09:18:33

so sorry to read this, is there any chance its something like gallstones? they are worse than labour and often arrive after giving birth. I would go to your doctor and insist that they do something.
If that fails turn up at A&E next time your in pain, they may be able to get to the bottom of it all.

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