11:53 am - 05/14/2008

Heavy white discharge, frequent urination, abdominal pains, etc.

 So for the past couple months I have been experiencing all the above symptoms (sometimes with an itchyness).  I've looked up my symptoms online but the symptoms as a whole never really turned up a proper diagnosis. Like, I felt like I might have PID but I don't think that frequent urination was listed as a symptom. Then I looked up ovarian cysts and it said nothing about increased discharge so I dunno. I'm just confused. I might be able to get in to see a doctor tomorrow. My college graduation is this weekend and I'd rather not suffer for hours on end.

I'm back at home now but last Friday I told my campus health clinic that I was experiencing severe abdominal pains and they told me to go to the ER. wtf. I pretty much refuse to go to the ER unless I'm dying because my insurance doesn't like to cover ER visits. 

Sorry, that was a bit of a tangent, I guess I'm just asking you girls if any of you have experienced the same symptoms collectively? I thought I had a yeast infection with the increased disharge but I got some Monistat or whatever and that didn't seem to do the trick so I'm thinking it must be something else.
ends_and_means 14th-May-2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
...you could have more than one thing at once.
trinity85 14th-May-2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
yeah possibly
sprtwrid 14th-May-2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
i get a UTI every time i get a yeastie. Sometimes my UTI's progress into kidney infections while i never get a symptom of it in the first place. Sometimes i get severe kidney pain, but when i get tested theres nothing wrong at all. Drink more water, see if that helps with the pain (dehydration can cause many many strange symptoms). It will probably help with that frequent peeing issue too, since you will have to pee more at once, and it will make it sting less if it does hurt, as well as thinning down that discharge issue. Try to get at least 3 20oz bottles of water down a day, it will clear any dehydration problem out of the spectrum. I drink about 5 a day (it helps keep my migraines in check, but its more than i need to be drinking honestly)
trinity85 14th-May-2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
i already drink a lot of water though. I doubt it's a UTI. Everytime I go to the doc thinking I have one, the test turns out negative. argh
sprtwrid 14th-May-2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
every time i go knowing i have one, it shows up negative. Then a few days later i get tested again and its a kidney thing. It could simply be a yeasty irritating your urethral opening making your body think you have to pee more. I get that sometimes too. My normal YI symptom isnt the chunky stuff, or even the itching. I get red, and feel swollen down there. Sometimes it feels like my cervix is being kicked, or it feels like menstrual cramps when i get YI's to, even though i have none of the other normal symptoms.

What about the possibility of pregnancy? it can cause some of those symptoms (i had painful cramping on my right side with both, plus heavy white discharge, peed a lot (even before i could blame the baby), my crotch swelled up and it felt like i had the yeastie from hell, but then i found out i was pregnant).
PS if your doctor tells you to go to the ER, then you can fight the insurance company on the charges most times. The ER puts it in the file that your doctor said to go, and that usually convinces them it was an actual emergancy and they will pay it.
trinity85 14th-May-2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
oh wow, i totally did not know that about the ER and the insurance company. thanks for letting me know that.
sprtwrid 14th-May-2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
I would actually call your insurance company directly, and ask them what their rules are on that. With the insurance my kids have, i have to call my doctor first, and ask them if they think its an emergency. Explain to whoever you talk to that you have been told to go to the ER but that you wanted to check first to make sure its going to be covered. Also, if you ever have an ER bill not covered, talk to the billing department. Most hospitals have grants they use to pay the bills of people who cant pay. You might also qualify for a county program that will cover what your insurance doesnt. For example, i qualify for the (my county) health plan because my medicaid is the crappiest one in existance, and my husbands work does not offer insurance of any kind. I can only go to one hospital, but any services i need will be covered there. Its a grant, not insurance. If they call it insurance they have to make it harder for low income people to get.
dahlea 14th-May-2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Could you possibly be pregnant? Those can all be pregnancy symptoms (as well as for many other things), so maybe take a test if you're sexually active.
trinity85 14th-May-2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
doubt it. last time i had sex was two months ago and I got two periods from hell so...yeah. And I've been pregnant before and I'm not feeling anything like I felt when I was pregnant.
lilyofthewest 15th-May-2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Sounds like you'll need to see a health care provider to find out for sure what's going on.

One thing that no one has mentioned yet that you should asked to be checked for is trich. It's an STI that can cause increased discharge, itching, irritation, abdominal pain, pain with sex, and can closely mimic the symptoms of a UTI.
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