For years I've looked for a doctor to believe me that something was wrong & for decades I was told it was in my head. In 2012 I seen a Dr who was about to retire & he said endometriosis (never tested for) & fibroids gave me Novasure abrogation procedure & said now I'm fine & that was it. It wasn't it, steadily pains got worse & worse seen other gyno & was again told it was in my head. The pains got debilitating I was in bed crying in pain. A visit to her office to meet the new Dr. & praying she'd believe me. To my luck she did, my original visit was cancelled cause she was sick, rescheduled for a week away, the next day I called her office in tears, her nurse called to see what's going on & Dr. Afrassiab told me to come in now! She did my exam & said my uterus was extremely tender & very swollen she ordered an ultrasound, but it was a week away, & 4th of July weekend. The day before the ultrasound I was on day 9 of excruciating pain & my oldest son took me to the ER & Dr. Afrassiab was called she had them do the ultrasound right there & came to the ER as soon as she seen her last patient that day, she admitted me to the hospital, my uterus was completely full of 4 years worth of blood, & fibroids. The Dr who did the Novasure abrogation messed up & only got the bottom of my uterus so I'd been collecting blood all those years, & had so many fibroids on the right side of my uterus she couldn't count them all. Dr. Afrassiab admitted me for pain management & a severe infection with 2 days of piggyback antibiotics with hysterectomy to follow. I'm so thankful she believed me that I was in pain & it wasn't normal & it wasn't in my head. I'm just a little over a week from surgery & what this wonderful woman has given me (my life back) I'm forever greatful. Since my teen years my periods have been so painful I couldn't leave my house, cramps hit so hard it would land me on the floor balled up in pain & I was always told I just have bad P.M.S. but 20 + yrs later I found the Dr that changed my life. I'd suggest her to anyone who's been told it's bad P.M.S. or just in your head.
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