Hi everyone,
I'm a healthy 22 year old, with regular periods who is sexually active. For the past 4 months i have been having lower abdominal which a few months later was then introduced with back pains. I am soo soo frustrated cause i've been to sooo many doctors and done many tests and everything is coming back clear. Here is my history.

When i had the pains i decided to go to a doctor and he referred me to have an ultrasound as he thought i may have a cyst on my ovaries which is causing all the pain. I had my ultrasound and in the report it was said that they had found one on my ovaries and that i'd need to have another one in 3 months to see if it will get bigger and have to be removed. In this wait of 3 months i was still having the same symptoms thinking it was definitely going to have to get removed. I had the ultrasound and the lady doing the ultrasound said that everything seems to be clear. Part of me was happy but the other part of me was scared as to not knowing why else i would be having these pains. I had a pap smear and swab test a week after and everything seemed to be clear (which i was extremely happy about) but still left me back to square one. Recently i have been having frequent urination which does not entirely empty my bladder, but does not cause pain. In the time frame of 4 months of these pains i have had 2 episodes of sudden excruciating sharp pain in abdomen (could not lift stomach) that radiated to my rectum and caused constipation followed by diarrhea, but the last time i started to feel this coming on straight away i took two panadol's which stopped it from happening.

It's gotten to a point where i'm not sure if my symptoms of heartburn, growling stomach are things that are happening cause i am mentally effected and stressed with no answers or they are part of the symptoms that are wrong with me.

If the pain isn't strong in my abdomen i will have severe back pains and visa versa. It alternates all the time. During my period i will have my normal heavy period pains that i have always had but i won't feel the symptoms of these pains that i have described earlier which makes me think that the pains have gone! But a few days after my period finishes- the pains will come back again alternating with other annoying symptoms until my period is back again.

I have gone to a gyno recently and she said to me with the symptoms and the examination she had with me she finds me to be a 'puzzle'. Thats not good coming from a specialist!!!Sad- she has put me on antibiotics (doxcycline) which gets rid of any infections in the body and i have only had my second dose and i don't see much change:( she wants to see me in 6 weeks and will have a further look into my past ultrasounds.

Can someone please give me any ideas as to what it is i might have!!!Sad
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replied July 1st, 2014
Hello,
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern but one possibility for your symptoms is of irritable bowel syndrome. The other possibility is of any spinal causes.

Irritable bowel sdynrome (IBS) is characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits like alternate constipation and loose stools. Please get this possibility evaluated from your doctor.

IBS is called a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that a doctor considers many other alternatives first, perhaps performing tests to rule out other problems.

Other than that, since you are having a back pain also, get a MRI spine done to rule out any spinal causes causing this back pain.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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