Conditions with symptom: 'exhaustion'
Hi, I'm 28. I lost my sex drive 3 months ago. First I thought it was due to exhaustion but it didn't get better. I always felt like my vagina was dry although I had a white/yellowish discharge often hanging out from my vagina when I peed. I went for a swab test but the result came back negativ. I don't feel pain or ichiness and there is no burning sensation. I've been with my boyfriend for over a year and we were both tested for sexually transmitted illnesses. Both negative. I feel like part of me died. I'm very unhappy and my relationship is in danger.
I was told for years I had IBS. Two years ago I paid to see a consultant and was told I had diverticular disease. The constant pain and alternating bouts of diarrhoea/ small pellet like motions, absolute exhaustion, lack of concentration. The feeling that my rectum is dropping out when standing is ruining my life. I have also a vaginal prolapse and have a pessary inserted, I had a hysterectomy in 1976. I have to manually evacuate my rectum as my motions are so gundgy they seal it if not entirely cleared adding to the pain I have. Does anyone out there suffer these symptoms.
Have you had tests for a prolapsed bowel? I have all your symptoms and was diagnosed with diverticulitis a year after my hysterectomy in 2000. I have had the sigmoid colon removed and a resection which had many complications, Though I now still suffer from diverticulitis it is not as frequent. After some helpful physio for a prolapse bowel I can recommend that when you are on the toilet, put your feet on a low stool and lean forward with you elbows on your knees. You then need to take deep breaths using your diaphragm, if you try yawning taking deep breaths as you yawn, you will be using you diaphragm and will fell your abdomen moving rather than your chest and shoulders. This will help hard stools to move. Apparently we should all lean forward naturally anyway. It is the invention of toilets that stop our natural stance. If you think about crouching we automatically lean forward. This has been the best advice I had since my bowel problems began. Good luck. I would like to know how you get on.
I also suffer with diverticulitis - diagnosed 2010. Gas, constipation all the time. Then 2011 went to gasterentologist/surgeon to find out if anything could be done to help, had defacography told me to attend his wellness clinic, 8 sessions, on third visit nurse did a laser procedure for a "pocket" right at my rectum so I could evacuate better. I bled and could smell my own butt after that and dr. wouldn't see me because I quit his sessions! This made it worse, gas still a problem and now everyone at work can smell my butt too! Had to learn on my own how to evacuate completely in morning. I use gycerin suppositories if I don't feel like I had a complete evacuation. Sometimes, even that doesn't help and I get to work and the gas begins after sitting down for a while, which I cannot control long enough to get to the bathroom after that "procedure" for the pocket. Without a complete evacuation - then gas and pain. Evacuation sometimes consists of small pellets or even more bizzare, thin ribbon like sheets as if something has been smashed. I get pain on both lower sides. I have to take anitbiotics when the smell of the gas gets "horrible". I know I have infection then. But no dr. ever told me about that either...I found out on my own that antibiotics would make that horrible smell go away for awhile. Reading the post by Mary of bowel prolapse, I wonder if my problems began after my hysterectomy in 1995. If the divertic. is a result of incomplete evacuation. (I used to be regular like clockwork and no problems there) A few months after the hysterectomy, I experienced my first pain on my right side and the ribbon-like stool. If I jump around or stretch I feel the urge coming but sitting on the toliet... nothing! Get up and start walking...oops...gas! I went to a gynecologist recently and he said the pain and thin stool is a result of spasms! Finding a good doctor here is a challenge - I don't know who can help. I'm glad I read your posts!
Hi Im 23. 2 months ago I had intermittent Diarrhea and pain all over my abdomen. The diarrhea stopped, but since then the pain in my abdomen when I eat is unbearable at times, and I move my bowels between 2 and 5 times per day. I am extremely exhausted all the time, and my abdomen gets very distended and painful. Before this, I had gastritis and acid reflux in my stomach, and take acid inhibitors every day. My GP tried anti biotics at first, which didnt make a difference. He referred me then for a colonoscopy, but the waiting list is 8 months and I can barely function or go to work because of the pain, exhaustion, and frequesnt trips to the toilet. It doesnt seem to matter what I eat, whether its vegetable soup or a burger, the pain an need to go to the toilet seems the same. someone please help me!
this sounds very much like ibs to me?
Hello before it gets any worse i suggest you go get it seen by a doctor you may have ciatica which effects your lower abdomen
Hi,im 23 and am so very worried im infertile. since starting my periods they have been extremely irregular. They started by bleeding continuously for 9/10 months only to stop for a few days then back to constant heavy bleeding which caused extreme exhaustion and abdominal pain. I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple of months ago after years of badgering various GP's.( they would not send me for tests due to not having symptoms i.e not overly hairy or obese) GP's put me on various forms of contraception, some regulated my periods i.e the pill but caused my weight to balloon to 12stone(im 5'3)i came off contraception and have since dropped to 9st yet since stopping contraception and loosing weight i have not had a period at all, its going on for 12months now. i am not pregnant as much as i would love to be .this is starting to worry me as my partner and myself have not been using contraception and would love to start a family.Are there any treatment that could check my fertility?? Any advice or information on this would be much appreciated as i have not found my local gps helpful at all.
Hi lauren.i have pcos and i have bad facial.hair and am over weight ect i think you should try and consukt with your gp afain as therr is a few treatments that they coukd offer you and you shoukd be getting referred to the ivf clinic to.see what they can suggest for you i know how you must be feeling we have been.trying for a famiky for 10 years and still no.success but you have to trt stay posituve as there is alor of peoplw who i have read up abour had pcos and they habe all had children hope you get something sorted from.your gp x
Hey Lauren, I have the same problem with periods. I had the Implanon implant put in for 5 years (before I found out I had these problems) and got massive weight gain in this time, so had it taken out. When I did my periods which were always regular before started being all over the place; I'd not have one for ten weeks, then bleed for 6. My weight got worse after the implant was removed and I got a beard going on which I had IPL on, which has now all but cleared. I demanded, after getting ovary pain when I was ovulating, that I see a specialist and badgered them until I got what I wanted. turns out I have PCOS and fibroids on my ovaries, they are enlarged badly and spread too far out. we can't get pregnant and have been trying for a year, but you need to go for drugs to get your period working. After 4 months of not having one it can be dangerous. Try taking pregnancy tablets (Tesco's is the cheapest and I find the best) and that has been the best for re-regulating me slightly.. I now only have a one week gap where my period might turn up in. Try a GUM clinic if the doctors won't listen. or demand that you be seen at your local hospital. Pressure them, and they will do something. Good luck.
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