Thought I was done with this HA thing-- things were great for a while, but now I'm feeling really worried again. I've been having these pinching pains low in my pelvis. Definitely low enough to be either bladder, uterus, or cervix or something down there. Once when I had these pinching pains it was a UTI, but they come and go. Anyway, they started Sunday night, were really bad Monday and into Tuesday. They've been getting progressively better, and I am hoping it's because it is a UTI that I'm self-treating with 100 percetCranberry juice (TART!) and water. But I am very concerned that it is NOT a UTI, but something much more serious. Bladder pain = Bladder Cancer. I shouldn't have googled, but I did. I did have a Very slight positive on a home UTI test. I also have a full script of Macrobid given to me for a UTI over the summer that I never took. So, I could self-treat with antibiotics if I wanted to.
I'm afraid to see the doctor for a couple of reasons. 1) It's flu season AND our area has seen a lot of NOROVIRUS. Disgusting germs and I can't tolerate going to see a doctor and coming into contact with that stuff. 2) I worry that they will "order tests" and freak me out about having cancer.
I mean, I am actually feeling a lot better. If it were C then I wouldn't just start feeling better, right? And if I have a UTI and I'm feeling better, that means it is going away, right? So there is no need for a doctor's visit. This is logical, right? Or am I being phobic about the doctor and not getting myself proper care?