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Stargirl85
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So I was supposed to get my first ultrasound in about 2 weeks but my symptoms got alot worse. Pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, bleeding during bowel movements.. It was getting to the point where I had sharp pains in my left side all the time so I went to ER and they gave me an emergency ultrasound. The thing is, the ultrasound came back with nothing. No cysts, no anything that looks out of the normal. I asked the doctor if maybe it was endometriosis because I know you can't detect that from an ultrasound and he said it's highly unlikely.. I can't remember why.. I mean I have no family history for any of this stuff... I just have NO idea what it could be. I know it's not normal to feel like this, I know it's not normal to bleed as much as I do after sex, or for it to hurt.. It all came out of left field and I don't know what to do now that I've had two doctors tell me they dunno what's wrong because they can't see anything.

Does anyone have any idea what it could be? The doctor told me to wait awhile and if the pain persists then I get to have the vaginal ultrasound where they stick some probe thing up you. I'm fine with that I just want to know what's going on!!!

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Heather
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And you've been tested for all STIs already?

A transvaginal ultrasound, by the way, would certainly give a much clearer picture than an abdominal one, so I'm not sure I understand why your doctors haven't just done that if you've now seen two.

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Stargirl85
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He said that's the next step but he told me to wait until I'm in alot of pain before I do that? He said he doesn't want to take things too far because I'm young? And he doesnt think anything is seriously wrong. But I know my body so I beg to disagree.. And yes my STI tests all came back negative, as well as pregnancy. And now the ultrasound shows nothing so I guess the next step is transvaginal and hopefully that shows something..
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Heather
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That's a very odd response. Young women can have transvaginal ultrasounds, and that doesn't pose any more risks to your health than any other kind of ultrasound.

Is this an OB/GYN you're seeing, or only a general ER doc or general physician?

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