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Treatment for sexual organs swelling and abdominal cramps - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have abdominal bloating with the feeling that all my female organs are swollen and sometimes hurts to sit down if i sit down to hard/fast. I have a dark discharge that looks like old blood and sometimes after abdominal cramping i will have a dark jellylike discharge and then the abdominal cramping will stop but the bloating may continue. I also sometimes have a nausated feeling after sex sometimes. I have had this problem for 10years, after the birth of my last child and tubal ligation. I have seen numerous doctors with no results. Please help!
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you got a USC scan of the abdomen ?
Doctor :   USG*
User :   I have had an ultrasound and they said everything was clear.
Doctor :   ok, Do you have white discharge ?
User :   No only dark blood discharge. and yellow discharge the week before my period
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   39
Doctor :   Do you bleed soon after intercourse ?
User :   Also I am now more concerned because my mother died last february with ovarian cancer.
User :   No bright red blood just dark colored discharge
Doctor :   Do you mean its altered blood ?
User :   Not always after sex... It happens all the time... dark colored old looking blood.
Doctor :   ok, May i know your weight ?
Doctor :   and height ?
User :   140 and I am 5'7"
Doctor :   ok, thats fine, have you ever experienced sudden weight loss or gain ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, Have you got a PAP smear done ?
User :   Yes and good results
Doctor :   Do you get fever intermittently ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, the commonest conditions that produce such a type of discharge are , candidiasis , uterine fibroids and endometriosis
User :   ok so how are they treated? and how do you find out which one?
Doctor :   well bigger fibroids can be made through USG scan but smaller ( intramural ) ones need MRI scan to be visualized
Doctor :   treatment for symptomatic fibroids would be by excision and some times hysterectomy
Doctor :   and the other two are made out by cervical smear study
User :   what is usg scan
Doctor :   Ultrasound scan ( ULTRASONOGRAM)
User :   ok so would my mother having ovarian cancer concern you ?
Doctor :   not much , though the genetic heredity is expressed in ovarian and cervical cancers its least expressed, i would think of it being the last cause
Doctor :   and moreover you have symptoms since 10 years which is less likely to be cancer
Doctor :   very unlikely to be malignant cancer
User :   so how do i go about getting a doctor to find this and fix it?
Doctor :   MRI scan is the first step
User :   thank you!!!
Doctor :   and then biopsy HPE ( histopathology ) or a DNC smaple would be second
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