5:50 pm - 08/29/2017

Undiagnoses illness

Sometime in June I was diagnosed with Trich given medicine and it cleared all the symptoms except for lower abdominal cramping. Went back to the gyno and she decided to test for another infection all were negative except mycoplasma hominis which is a normal bacteria in the vagina. She gave me Azithromycin and Metro to take all at once. Symptoms subsides and came back weeks later after taking these acidophilous probiotics thinking that they will help my vagina health.

Then in July the cramping would go away and then go towards my lower back causing pain. I thought maybe it was a UTI. Was given Cipro and Macro. They did not work. I went back to the ER and was told I have an inflamed cervix. All urinary tests including STI tests negative. I was given Flagyl and doxy pills and also a shot. It was sort of clearing. I feel like I needed a larger dose or longer dose of flagyl.
What in the world is causing this! The ER Dr believe it to be a bacteria.
archangelbeth 30th-Aug-2017 03:56 am (UTC)
Could it be Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Basically, the uterus getting infected. If the original Trich got into the uterus -- or weakened the immune system so that some other bacteria got there -- and the course of antibiotics did not kill off the problem, then you may have a generally infected uterus. (This can damage fertility, if that's an issue, by damaging the fallopian tubes.)

If your cervix is very sensitive to being touched right now, then I would suggest going to a non-ER doctor -- ob/gyn or general practitioner, or Planned Parenthood if you don't have a usual doctor, and telling them that you are concerned that you have PID and would like them to figure out how to rule it out. If they rule it out, but you still have symptoms, then go back and say, basically, "I have these symptoms. If it's not PID, and I'm not gonna insist that it is, then what is it? What tests can we do to rule things out, so we can go on to testing the next thing?" (Because doctors will sometimes go, "Well, it could be X," and then they test for X, and go, "Nope! Not X! Bye!" because they forgot that the goal is not just to Rule Out X, but to find out what is the problem. And then they have to be reminded that the symptom is still there.)

Good luck!
teachercurious 2nd-Oct-2017 12:13 am (UTC)
Well, for 5 months I finally found out the cause. I have ovarian cysts. I got an ultrasound at the ER and they found a cysts on the left and right ovary
archangelbeth 12th-Oct-2017 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, those things can hurt, I'm told! (I have a minor one -- or one tends to show up on one ovary -- and fortunately it doesn't get jostled much.)

Hooray for finding out what's up! Be warned that if one of those bursts, it can be intensely painful -- and sometimes actually dangerous, if the cyst is big enough and doesn't stop bleeding after.

I hope that something to make the cysts chill out is available to you!
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