I've been having pain during sex since late 2011 and I have gone to a gynecologist multiple times to see why. Every time, he tells me everything looks and feels regular. Today, I was self examining and I found a big, hard lump right behind my cervix. It's slightly movable but extremely painful to the touch, and is in the exact area that hurts during sex. Its size is roughly between a golf ball and a tennis ball, not exact though since it doesn't feel round. It feels a little oblong, but not bumpy or misshapen. The doctor recommended that I get x-rayed to see if there was anything going on that couldn't be seen, but I don't want to spend the money on x-rays if there isn't a chance that it's truly needed. Please help me!
28 Jul 2013
Could you be constipated? If you have a hard stool high up in the rectum, you would be able to feel it during a vaginal exam. Constipation can make sex painful. Try using Miralax for a few days. If the lump is still there after good regular BM's, then you absolutely need to get the x-ray and other testing. Your doc will probably order a colonoscopy or, at least, a sigmoidoscopy if the lump remains. This is not something to procrastinate about. Best wishes to you!
28 Jul 2013
Go get yourself another opinion! Ask what that bump is? Ask when you get checked if the doctor feels it too? Don't give up until you get a proper answer. If you are having pain there is something wrong of course it's not in your head of course! Keep us posted o.k.
29 Jul 2013
Go to a gynocologist, not a general physician. I had a GP tell me the same thing once that i mist be constipated. i never get that way either. Turned out I had a fibroid tumor (always benign) the size of a large grapefruit. And they hurt. And that doctor went and had a long talk with the first. the good gut was angry as can be.
Chances are after the ultrasound they will want to remove it. Or they may do a laparoscopy to get a sample. Regardless do not go for a hysterectomy. These can be treated. If it turns out to be cancer, which would be my first thought when I was in your shoes, then you can make the hard decisions. My guess is it is a fibroid. Probably one of many.
As the others have said, do not delay. Get this reviewed by an expert very soon. You will sleep better for having done this. Karen
29 Jul 2013
Dear Bluesie72, Everybody gave you great advice. Please go to a female
Dr. right away! This large lump sounds very dangerous. Get another opinion,
and don't worry about money! Worry about yourself first! You are worth it...
As said, there are always payment plans. Pls get on the phone, and make
your appointment tomorrow morning. Put your mind at rest.~~dd~~
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