I have a whole host of (luckily fairly minor) health issues, but one of them is causing me some problems at the moment. I have fibroids, which are basically growths around the uterus area. A lot of women have them and don't even realise because they don't cause them any problems - mine were first spotted about 10 years ago and they've never been an issue until the last few weeks when I've been getting more and more abdominal pain and a problem with needing the loo all the time. I've been to my GP who is fairly sure the fibroids are to blame and that one of them is pressing on my bladder. I'm waiting for an appointment for a scan to see what's going on and then I'd have to wait for a referral to gynaecology before we can even begin to do anything about them (possible scenario is having to have surgery at some stage). It has all got steadily worse since I saw my GP last week so I went again today and she said she'd try to speed up the wait for the scan, but otherwise there's nothing they can do for the moment. I am in some pain, but it's random twinges & pains and discomfort rather than constant pain, but the problem with needing the toilet is starting to be a real issue because as a teacher I obviously can't just leave my class to go to the loo whenever I feel like it! I'm managing at the moment by dashing to the loo at break & lunchtime and not really drinking anything during the day, but that's obviously not an ideal solution, and the problem does seem to be getting worse and worse so I'm worried it's going to get to the point where I can't wait for break. I'm not really sure what to do about it, because I'm certainly not feeling unwell enough to be off sick (plus we already have 2 of the department on long term sick & one on maternity leave!) but it could be a good long while before anything gets done about this and I'm not sure how to manage at school. I don't really know if there's any point talking to anyone at school about it because I don't see what they could do to help! Any advice?!