I have been having health problems since last approximately three weeks. Now everything is under control so I thought of sharing here, how my last month has been medically.
This started early last month. I started having mood swings. My period was near so I knew I maybe having PMS symptoms but I rarely get mood swings. Just had happened once before this. But this time I felt like I should see my gyn. So I told mom about it and she took me to gyn.
She asked me symptoms. I told her it was majorly mood swings and I think it could be PMS.
She said it can't be PMS because it's not regular for me but yes mood swings around periods are a sign of vitamin deficiency. But still she checked my breasts to rule out any excessive breast tenderness. She also checked my lower abdomen (for what I don't know)
She said everything else was fine and prescribed me Vitamin B and said if I like I can have a bit of chocolate. It should help.
It really worked. I felt controlled in a couple of days.
But three days later I got bad abdominal pain in lower abdomen. I was working so I was up till late in the night. The pain was really bothering so my parents took me to the hospital in the middle of the night itself. I had shown mom where it was paining. My periods were heavy than normal. Seeing all this, the on duty gyn examined me. She checked my pain area and asked to get done trans vaginal ultrasound.
That showed swelling in ovaries but Dr said it was nothing to worry. She gave pain medication and we came back home. Next morning we met my regular gyn in the same hospital. She also said the same thing. She said that stress can at times cause very heavy periods and hence changes in ovaries. I knew I was under stress because of work so I got her point. I knew this too but never experienced heavy period so got little worried.
The same evening mom's friend' s daughter came over. I had never met her before this. She was much younger. Mom had told me about her that she was training to be a gyn. Mom and her friend talked about my episode with pain so this gave an idea to the girl to make me her demo patient for practicing breast exam. Mom asked me if I would like to help the girl. I was OK. (I am a medfetter after all )
The girl started the exam. She was to record the same. Everything was going fine intially until she said she could feel a lump in the left breast. I was shocked. I had done my regular monthly breast check few days back and everything looked fine. I told her it might be just because heavy period but she didn't agree. She said she could feel it.
I called mom inside and told her. She got worried too. Dad also came. I was examined by her again in their presence. It's OK. I didn't mind. She was of the opinion that I should get mammogram done.
She left soon after that. Mom was worried. She asked a doctor in our apartments for opinion. She examined too. She felt it's better to get me scanned. We didn't sleep that night. Mom again asked the girl next morning to check her diagnosis with her senior. She did. And it turned out we were right. The tissue felt thick because of my heavy than normal period. We were all relieved but mom was still very angry with the girl.
We thought that now things will get sorted but my period was still heavy. Mom contacted the gyn. She said she would like to do a rectovaginal exam. I am absolutely uncomfortable with even thought of my rectal area being probed. I was so scared. I even asked here for tips to reduce discomfort. Thanks again to all who shared tips. I even posted about my experience here.
The Dr after the examination said that she wanted to get done MRI.
There it was found that I have 2 small size fibroids. They need not be removed as of now. I was given medication. It worked and finally my bleeding reduced and ultimately my cycle stopped after 4 days
My pain also reduced. But Dr had warned me that now I will have tough time during cycle
A few days passed normally then I had a bad attack of diarrhoea. In 1 day I got so weak that I fainted. I hit my head on the ground as I fell. I was rushed in an ambulance to the hospital. I heard mom telling her friend a few days later that I wasn't breathing and was given CPR with mask.
Mom told after I came back to consciousness that I had to be given blood transfusion as my blood parameters had fallen. Dad donated blood for me.
When I came back to senses my abdominal pain was very bad still. I realized I was naked under the gown. Mom just asked me to relax. I was given two injections too, for strength.
My abdomen used to be examined twice. In the morning by lady junior Dr and in the evening by a male gastro. But both were very respectful. They made sure my modesty was protected at all times. Both times a female nurse used to be there. She used to adjust the drape in such a way that nothing private was visible. But I still feel they should have allowed atleast panty.
The exam was extremely painful the first two days. But once my diarrhoea reduced it was bearable. The exam was same as any other abdominal exam. Palpating tapping and all
I was in hospital for 4 days.
When I came back I only had a small bandage on my head. Everything else was OK.
Now things are OK. My current cycle was on time. It was painful but I was mentally prepared.
So this is how my last month went health wise. I just wanted to share with you all.