Hi anyone It is taking months and months for me to get hospital visits and a diagnosis. During my last appointment the dr told me it's not unlikely I have cancer... Does anyone have any feedback for me regarding my symptoms vs. cancer or something benign? Last year : lower abdomen pain bloating rectal bleeding (clots as well as bright) right side pain back pain feeling generally unwell tired fever I had a colonoscopy as well as x-ray and I think a sonar for that. Nothing was found and the doctor told me I have IBS. This year : bloating feels like "pressure" low down in my pubic area severe pelvic cramps and stabs severe backache (feels like kidney stones as well as severe period pains) recurrent bladder infections (blood in urine and more frequency) heartburn / reflux feeling my period became irregular 6 months ago for the last 3 months I've been bleeding from my lady parts (occasionally bright red, other times dark red and clotty, other times less blood but more brown. Odorless). pap smear and blood tests all normal ultra sound showed a "bulky cervix" (twice) and one ultra sound technician said she saw a "mass" behind my cervix no obvious fibroids or cysts This year I have been on antibiotics almost every month. I have been treated for (aka diagnosed with) bladder infection (by some doctors... and) muscular backache (by others... who don't believe I have bladder infections) kidney infections (some agree some don't) ... this has been ongoing for 6 months. peptic ulcer stds (my smears were clear - I think they're trying to "eliminate") and having "period pains" My last dr tried to do another pap smear, but said (sorry for tmi) my cervix was blocked with brown/pussy liquid. Once again - no smell. I imagine this is probably not the right forum for this - but any feedback would be so much appreciated. Cancer is rife on both sides of my family. It sounds like the last dr thinks I have a mass, but it is going to take months again before I will be able to have a colscopy. Does this sound like cancer? Or just a benign mass? Or something else?? Thank you. T
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