I’m a 48-year-old white female, and I’ve never been
pregnant. My symptoms are as follows: abdominal pressure, bloating to the
point where I look six months pregnant - clinical distension of the
abdomen, I’m sure. I urinate frequently - three times, even at
night (also I drink a quart of water a day) am constipated (also a side
effect of taking Effexor) and have seemingly endless gas. I have been told
I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I suffer from unusual fatigue and backaches,
for no discernable reason, weight gain, shortness of breath (getting dressed
in the morning leaves me panting). I have had five fibroids, identified by
ultrasound and had a myomectomy in four and a UAE in one.
What is your diagnosis of my condition?
eCureMe’s Advice 1
It's hard to say with any degree of certainty without further testing.
Diagnostic possibilities include more fibroids, an ovarian mass/malignancy,
other types of abdominal tumor/malignancy, urinary retention with overflow
and diabetes. You need a work-up. Contact your physician(s) immediately.
eCureMe’s Advice 2
Unfortunately, I do not think it is possible to make a diagnosis or even an educated
guess without examining you and probably doing additional tests (such as ultrasound).
There are very serious conditions, even life-threatening ones, which can cause
these symptoms, as well as benign conditions. I strongly urge you to be seen by a
gynecologist as soon as possible to begin the process of proper diagnosis of your
problem. I hope that you will receive a diagnosis that can be promptly remedied.
eCureMe’s Advice 3
I would recommend that you consult your physician for a physical exam. It could be
growth in an old or new fibroid, an ovarian cyst or a bowel problem. Do you have any
other health problems such as a heart condition or diabetes?