Many of our patients have classic symptoms of gynecological issues (like pelvic pain for Endometriosis) and immediately know they need to see a gynecologist. But what happens when you have a bunch of seemingly unconnected symptoms and you’re not sure which doctor you need to see? What happens when you bring your symptoms to a general doctor and they are stumped or point you in the wrong direction? Instead of being properly diagnosed, you see two, three, four, or five doctors wasting time and money on tests that are unnecessary. It is far too easy for doctors to pass off these seemingly unrelated, lesser known symptoms as something else because they are not educated in my field.
Because I am familiar with such a wide variety of symptoms and a wide variety of gynecological issues, I will be able to tell if your seemingly unrelated symptoms are actually Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, or another common condition I treat. Sometimes I can tell just by your symptoms. An ultrasound done in my examination room can oftentimes be beneficial for finding abnormalities. I may even give you some homework like tracking your symptoms throughout different times of the month or seeing which symptoms show up together.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, I would encourage you to make an appointment with me as soon as possible:
- recurring yeast infections
- recurring bladder infections
- pain with bowel movements
- weight loss/lack of appetite
- inability to become pregnant
- bouts of diarrhea or constipation (especially around time of period)
- pain on/around appendix
- chronic pain in other parts of the body
- any of these symptoms showing up in pairs or recurring around the same time of the month