Just started TTC two months ago. About a week before my period was due I started feeling a severe pinching pain on my lower left side that didn't feel like normal period cramps. Thought it was just a random pinch and took Vicodin and then my period was late by about 4 days. I took pregnancy test and it was negative. Finally period came and cramps were HORRIBLE and i bled for almost 6 days (usually it's about 3 days).
Pinch in my side slowly went away and we had sex while I was ovulating. Then about a week before period was due again the severe pinch on my lower left side came back and I was in extreme pain (bent over) for about 2 days. It went away and again period was late and I thought I was pregnant only to have negative test again. Then my late period finally showed up with SEVERE pain radiating from the pinch on my lower left side. I could barely walk down the street and had to sit down on the sidewalk because it felt like the pinch was tearing apart whatever organ it was attached to. The worst period cramps I ever had and then the period STOPPED after 24 hours. Tested again and I'm not pregnant.
Went to doctor and he told me it sounded like my pinch was "just regular period cramps" and that I should take aspirin. I explained that I'd had cramps before and it wasn't normal cramps. I said it's a distinct pinch that felt like it was tearing apart on one side not on both sides. Again he said I should just take some aspirin. When I explained my period had ended last week but i was still feeling an aching pinch in my side he said maybe it was my colon and he'd schedule an ultrasound anyway but he was sure it was just regular period cramps.
I'm really disappointed that these symptoms mirror being pregnant and I've never had an issue with late periods or weird pulling and pinching pains on one side. And I feel like my doctor is not listening when he says to take aspirin for crippling pain. I work full-time and being in pain while TTC has been a nightmare and I'm struggling to keep a positive attitude. I'm taking prenatal vitamins daily and I've completely cut out alcohol and coffee.
My period ended a week ago so I don't understand why I'm feeling a pinch in my side which is supposedly period cramps when i'm not even on my period anymore.
I'm fairly healthy, just turned 35 and am trying to get pregnant for the first time now that I've found the right guy that I love.
Does anyone have any advice? Should I see another doctor?