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Defily
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I've been having sharp pains in my lower abdomon for about two months now. Along with these pains, I've been having painful urination. It sucks, and makes me cry it hurts so bad. I went to the doctor on Monday and he did a urine sample, and my urine was fine. He did a pelvic and took culture samples, and he didn't feel anything odd, and the cultures (which tested for STIs) came back negitive. On Wednesday he's going to do a blood test, and if
that is negitive, an ultra sound (which I think is a waste of money--I'm obviously not pregnant, seeing as I haven't had sex in about 7 months.). After that, some ex rays, and he made that seem like it was like, nothing else after that. I'm scared. I don't have any idea what it could be, I'm terrified its something really serious.

So does anyone have any ideas what it could be? Thanks..

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Lady Moonlight
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We're not doctors, and even if we were, it's impossible to diagnose over a computer.

It's good that you've already gone to a doctor, and it sound like there are still of number of things he's going to check before he can absolutely say that he doesn't know what's wrong. So before you give up hope, I'd suggest that you just grit your teeth and wait for your tests to come back. Hopefully they'll find something and then you'll be on your way to getting better.

If they don't find anything, I'd be willing to bet that the next step for your doctor is to refer you to a specialist.

About ultrasounds, they're not just for when you're pregant. They use them from pregnant folks so they can see the baby inside the mom, but they can also be used to look at your internal organs and check for any abnormalities. The fact that your doctor wants to do an ultrasound doesn't mean he thinks you're pregnant (and if he did, there are better ways to find out!), it's just another tool to look inside you and figure out what's going on.

One last thing, I get the impression from your post that you don't really like or trust your doctor. Having a good relationship with your doctor is VERY important, in my opinion. I talk with my doctor about all sorts of stuff related to my health, and I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that if I didn't like and trust her. If you really aren't all that thrilled with your doc, have you considered finding a new one?

Good luck. I hope they get you diagnosed and healed soon.

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Defily
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Thanks for the reply.. I actually love my doctor, I just have a bad attitude about the whole thing because I'm worried. But thanks, someone else has also helped me. It just frightens me that something serious could be going on inside me, yanno.

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Lady Moonlight
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Yeah, I know. It's scary to be hurting and not know what's wrong. My sister got mysteriously ill as a teenager and it got really frightening before we finally figured out it was allergies (she was allergic to literally everything and was pretty much starving to death because her body wasn't absorbing nutrients properly). She's on treatment and is much, much better now. Hopefully whatever is wrong with you will turn out to be something easily treatable, once they figure out what it is.

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Guess what? I never did.
When I said, when I said, "I'll take it."
I meant, I meant As Is.
--Ani DiFranco, "As Is"


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Starry Night
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Aw, Defily, don't worry! Obviously your doctor cares about your health, which is why you've had so many tests. Ultrasounds sound scary, but are really easy. I also had stomach pain last year and everything came back negative - turns out I was so stressed from school I was giving myself ulcers. This was picked up in the ultrasound. They squeeze a little bit of 'jelly' (lube) on your stomach, and move a camera type object around on it. Painless, but your tummy might get a little cold from the lube and you might start to giggle if you're ticklish! Hopefully this will help diagnose ulcers, or cysts, things like that. Hope you feel better - let us know how you are!
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