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My daughter suffers from constant abdominal pain. She has recurrent

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My daughter suffers from constant abdominal pain. She has recurrent cysts which she can feel in her stomach. She has had ultrasound scans, urological examinations (as peeing can be painful and she often has blood in her urine). Her periods are often heavy and painful and she feels faint with clammy skin. No-one seems to know what is wrong with her and she just gets told to go to the pain clinic. Can anyone help or suggest a specialist I can take her to. She is 18 and in pain most of the time.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Does she have cysts on her ovaries?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes. They seem to come and go and she sometimes has blood in them
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
So this is probably PCOS.
There are medications that can help with this.
Along with an anti inflammtory diet and exercise.
I suggest you ask for a referral to an OB/gyn doctor, or endocrinologist.
Hormone therapy, metformin, other options as well are available.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What is pcos? She has already been sent to the urology clinic and the gynaecology clinics at our local hospital with no success. They have ruled out cancer.
Could I have more detail please?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Sure thing.
Polycystic ovrarian syndrome.
This is hormonal.
It seems that noone is doing anything for here.
I would suggest asking to see an endocrinologist, who will do more sophisticated blood testing to see what will help her in terms of hormonal imbalances that exist, and treating them.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Just read up on this. She has heavy periods which ate quite regular. She isn't overweight or hairy tho she is temperamental. I'll try the endocrinologist but her blood has been checked numerous times at the hospital. Thanks for your help but I'm not feeling I'm any further forward
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
If you tell me exactly what blood tests have been done, i will tell you what is missing.
Without more information from you...we are getting into guessing.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Finally I have some more information.
Kdoesnt mean much to me but she has had EDF, KBB, urinalysis, urine nitrate, urine keytone, urine blood test, urine protein - all negative. Thyroid function test, CRQ, Amylase, liver function, renal profile, full blood count, enthrocyte sedimentation rate, vaginal swabs, chlamidia. All ok.
They are now suggesting Endrometriosis and a laparoscopy.
Does this sound right?
She had a scan in July with a small amount of debris?haemorrhage.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Laproscopy makes sense.