A reader of this blog sent me an email yesterday and she gave me permission to post it on here. It is amazing how many of our stories are so similar. I am glad that I was able to help her in some way!
I read your article “Living with Interstitial Cystitis” with a mixture of fear and relief. I found it quite amazing that I too, had a stress test which resulted in an Angiogram and a clear bill of “artery” health – but symptoms like you describe started manifesting. The gynaecologist could not explain my bleeding from the vagina and I have searched the internet trying to find reasons for this bleeding since I had a hysterectomy 11 years ago. I have this pain high up in my vagina as well and frequent urination.
I have just started a course of antibiotics prescribed for me by my physician, but I don’t think he was listening to me when I told him about the bleeding.
Thank you for your article. I am not a doctor and I know that self diagnosis is not the best, but at least I can make an appointment
(probably with a fight – thanks for the tip) tomorrow with a urologist and go to it armed with some info.
Thanks again for taking the trouble to post your article.