Monday, March 8, 2010


I am 27 years old and I have been battling chronic pelvic pain for roughly eight years. It has been a long road of seeing several specialists, trying different interventions and medications and even a surgery in there a few years ago.

This past year has been especially difficult as far as painful "flare-ups." However, I have hooked up with an amazing naturopathic doctor (email me for name) and as I have not been too impressed with my general gynecologists, I have found someone outside of my insurance who is also quite impressive. I just had my first appointment with him and he has some ideas that we will be exploring over the next several weeks.

The working diagnoses at this point are:

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea- recently ruled out with Provera/Progestin Challenge
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Endometriosis- 2nd excision lap 4/10
Vaginismus/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (looking into which one)- 5/10

I will add more information as time permits. Please feel free to email me at or leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. KD,

    That's awesome that you found a naturopathic doctor and that you have bypassed the unimpressive GYNs for someone more promising.

    Of the conditions you listed, I have endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, IC, and IBS. I have a slew of other lovely diagnoses that keep life exciting. Let's just say that I don't ever have to worry about being bored! :)

    Welcome to blogging!


    P.S. Happy Endometriosis Awareness Month!