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- Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:14 am
For the past two years I have been experiencing lower abdominal pains. They occur daily and are either on the right hand side or left hand side – just below my pelvic bones, in my womb. Sometimes these pains are sharp, other times mild. They can last for a few seconds to a few minutes.
My periods are also extremely irregular (and extremely painful), about once every 4 months and are heavy for the first 3 days. I have also noticed that in the last 2 years I need to urinate very often, as it often feels like I have a full bladder even if I haven’t drunk any liquid.
I also get thrush (well I think its thrush) at least once a week.
I plucked up the courage to go to my doctor a few months back but she didn’t believe a word I was saying and said it’s not medically possible for my symptoms to occur.
Please help, as I’m getting really worried about this now. I don’t want it to affect my fertility. I had an abortion 2 years ago (Dec 2001) - has this got anything to do with the pains?
I have visited your abdominal pains section of the website but have not found anything which can help me.
| Dr. Tamer Fouad
- Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:17 pm
I hope you are feeling better by now.
Besides the abortion incident why are you afraid for your fertility? Have you been unsuccessfully trying to conceive?
Your pain symptoms are very strange because they seem to alternate on either side. However, Your irregular period could point towards anovulation. You will need to be checked by a gynecologist and may even require an ultrasound exam to the pelvis.
Recurrent vaginal candidiasis is a common complaint and probably not related to your other symptoms. Bladder urgency can be a sign of bladder infection.