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Hello everyone,
I've been having symptoms now for about 6 months,and my doctor is at a loss as to what is going on with me.
I have been treated with four different antibiotics (two oral and two vaginal). I have had all the tests done for STDs, bacteria, strep bacteria, yeast, everything. It's all normal.
I had a pap done last august (about 6 months ago) that was normal.
She said it appears that I have LOTS of white blood cells in the discharge.
Here are my symptoms:
- pasty white discharge (was even heavy and yellow last week). Has no odor.
- outer vaginal irritation and itching
- upon self exam, the area above the cervix is swollen and tender to the touch.
- seems like my urinary tract is swollen also
- I feel mildly bloated and crampy

Does this sound typical of cancer? Should I request more testing be done? Should I see another doctor? I feel like she's wasting precious time.

If anyone could please offer me some sort of advice - I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks SO much.
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replied March 15th, 2009
Especially eHealthy
If you do not feel comfortable or confident in the treatment you are getting from your doctor, please go get a second opinion! There is nothing wrong with being your own health advocate.
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replied March 23rd, 2009
Thank you for the reply.
I'm going again tomorrow to the doctor's for another exam.
It feels now like the pain (like a dull ache) is localized near the left ovary.
I'm wondering, though... is there anyone here that has heard of an ovarian cyst causing these symptoms? I have had one in the past (when I was 20 - I'm 28 now).

Thank you,
Jen
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replied June 1st, 2009
Im having the same symptoms as yourself. Does it feel as if it a menstrual cramp but in your ovaries? Was your cervix very sensitive that if you bumped it, it would bleed? I've also tried antibiotics to no avail. Im curious as to what the problem was, or if you've found out yet?
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replied June 1st, 2009
Hi Tabbykat, actually, my doctor has finally just discovered moderate cervical dysplasia (sp?). She doesn't think that it has turned to cancer, but I won't be sure until the biopsy results come back.
She said this diagnosis will only apply to the spotting... not all of my other symptoms. I have an appt with a specialist in another month... we'll see what he says. I'll post back.

To answer your questions, yes, it did feel sort of like cramping near my ovaries. It sounds silly, but I discovered the pain was coming from constipation. That's gone now! The colon is right there, and I had confused it with girl parts...
Also, I have spotting after intercourse... GO to the doctors if you have this. It's not normal.

One thing I'm disturbed about... All my paps have always come back normal. My doctor said this has probably been going on for many years... why would all those paps be normal?!
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replied March 23rd, 2011
lots of white blood cells
hi.. im 21 and having all the same symtoms as you except the discharge is very smelly. my periods are getting heavier and heavier and with bad cramps too. i have had soo many tests done, clamydia, gonerreah both came back negative. i have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis but only to find none of the meds they give me ever work. and now im told that i dont have bacterial vaginosis. i have a massive amount of discharge with a lot of white blood cells. this has been going on for about 4 or 5 months im visiting doctors every week. this is really affecting my work, i really need some help. any news?
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replied June 1st, 2009
Yeah same here i'm 21 atm. I have been calling my health dept for a week. I finally got angry because no one would pick up the phone. So i faxed a written letter to them. Its not only spotting, it also, when i self examined, because to bleed a watery type blood when I barely hit my cervix. I do NOT have the money to go to the GYN and my health dept is not helping at all. Its very uncomfortable, and worrysome. Its been going on for about a month now, maybe a little longer. I've always had abnormal cramp and bleeding and the gyn always said it was 'normal' for a girl my age to have these problems. Thank you so much for your reply! I hope it all turns out okay!
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replied June 1st, 2009
begin, not to because sorry.
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replied November 16th, 2009
I have all these same symptoms to and drs are not telling me anything as well. It so horrible. Pasty white discharge, neasua, cramps that feel like period cramps that dont go away, I get dizzy at times too. The first Dr found 2 cysts one on each ovary. Im so sick of this discomfort and pain. Im going to a new dr on monday. The other people that have the same problems did you guys find out what it wrong with you?
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replied November 19th, 2009
Vaginal discharge
I've had a vaginal discharge for a few days. Mucus like yellow. No itching or burning just the discharge. I was told by my health care provider that I had a high white blood cell count from my lab results in a vaginal exam. the chlamydia/Ghonorea cultures came back negative.
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replied January 27th, 2010
I am 31 years old. I have been having the same symptoms as well. I has an abnormal pap in may 09 and then went in for a biopsy closcopy etc. I had to get a LEEP precedure done in Nov 09 because I had severe displasia that was at risk of leading to cervical cancer. The procedure went well but at my follow up they stated that the margins were not good enough when they removed the mass from my cervex and so I still need to return to repeat the procedure in 4 to 6 months. Since then I have returned to the gyn because I have had blleding between periods and pelvic pain especially after intercourse. I have been on anti biotics 3 times so far and still each time I am tested for everything, its all fine, so they say. I just got home from the gyn and now I have a large amount of white blood cells in my discharge. I cant stand this, Im going out of my mind worrying about whats next. Im healthy, I dont smoke, I exercise regularly, I dont have much sugar in my diet, I dont drink coffee, Im in a monogamous relationship for 4 years now. I just dont know what to do to make my body right.
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replied February 1st, 2011
High white blood cell count
I also just had a pap that indicated almost all white blood cells on my wet mount. I have been tested for all STDs in 09, and am awaiting my results as we speak.. im worried sick. Since the STD screening in 09, I have been with the same partner and he the same.... Has anyone else had any results that may help?? I had the first abnormal pap tho in 09 and am just now getting it re-done (i know...shame on me) I was just scared I guess. Sad Any advice, please feel free to share...
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replied August 4th, 2013
Undiagnosed Condition - Help!
I had fever, chills, blurred vision. All STD tests, HIV, etc. came back normal. When I have a bowel movement the burning begins again. I did douche 3 times in 2 weeks and have had a few partners in recent months. Thought it could be that but my cervix doesn't feel normal to me. They've had me on every treatment for std, bv, and yeast to no avail. Creams & lotions burn...anyone? I'm 46.
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replied August 21st, 2013
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(find a doctor)Im having the same symptoms as yourself. Does it feel as if it a menstrual cramp but in your ovaries? Was your cervix very sensitive that if you bumped it, it would bleed? I've also tried antibiotics to no avail. Im curious as to what the problem was, or if you've found out yet?
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replied October 20th, 2013
I have all the same symptoms and have spent a year searching for an answer. I just found a dr that specializes in this. Look up Inflammatory Vaginitis and Vulvadynia. There is a specialist in Scottsdale AZ and it has helped me incredibly. His name is Dr Fowler. His website is fowlergyninternational. com
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