no periods 100 days since last - gynaecology ref- advice please

(11 Posts)
gollygosh123 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:18:57

Hi

Been 100 days since last period
Bmi 49
Gp referred to gynaecologist

Ttc but have high anxiety about a gynae - what am I likely to have to do test wise and will they even consider helping me at my weight? (23st)

Currently dieting whilst ttc and am early 30s

I am very bad with things 'down there' and never had a smear etc due to this (1 partner only)
no flaming pls

So if I decide to go - what tests will I have?I'm guessing smear and trans vaginal scan as standard?

Terrifying

Thanks for any help/advice

Sarahb8990 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:36:10

hi i have had periods up too 120days apart, my gp sent me to a gynae aswel, they never gave me a smear but the did to blood tests, scans of the womb and overies and i also had an xray with dye to see if my tubes where blocked. non of these were uncomfortable for me. it turned out i have pcos which had got worse due to hormones of previous pregnancy.
they may ask you to lose weight - it depends on your specialist, mine likes to have bmi's 35 and below.
try not to worry about your appointment and definatly go otherwise you will never get the answers you want
Good luck

NatashaBee Thu 18-Apr-13 14:43:45

I was also about to suggest PCOS. Probably a transvaginal scan and blood tests to check your hormone levels to start, and possibly a HSG later on. If it is PCOS then a low GI diet will probably help things, they may also prescribe metformin. It depends on your health authority as to what their view will be on your BMI and whether they will treat you - mine had to be under 27 before they would offer me Clomid or discuss IVF.

EuroShaggleton Thu 18-Apr-13 14:49:23

PCOS sounds pretty likely based on the gap between periods and the weight. You could expect investigations to include blood tests, swabs and a TV ultrasound. These are fine, honestly. They might want to make sure your smear is up to date before treatment.

A low GI diet and weightloss can sometimes get women with PCOS ovulating by themselves. If not there are drugs they can use, but many PCTs do have a BMI cut off of around 30 for treatment. There's loads of useful info over the on the PCOS Verity website. Good luck.

gollygosh123 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:53:27

Thank you - I'm going to keep dieting and push myself to go

CharmingCats Thu 18-Apr-13 17:25:00

Hiya,

Sorry you're going through this, it's really frustrating when you're ttc, isn't it? I just ended a 107 day cycle. I was also referred to a gynae. I ov'ed on the day of the appointment with the gynae and had a period two weeks later! I think it was relief that I was being seen, as it had been stressful trying to get the referral.
As far as tests went, I had a load of blood tests to check hormones and also had a transvaginal scan. I understand that you are anxious about any procedures 'down there'. it's not the most pleasant thing in the world. Could you talk to the consultant when you see them? Maybe they can sedate you? If they can do it in the dentists, they should be able to do it for gynae stuff too!!
I think they will want you to lose weight, but skinny people have irregular cycles too, so it needs to be looked into as a separate issue.
Good luck!

gollygosh123 Thu 18-Apr-13 23:28:21

thanks for your well wishes

it is very frustrating! i chart but it is rocky road, have cramp like pains and almost feel on the edge of a period, but nothing happens

i would certainly hope for some kind of answer tho, just got t get over the procedure anxiety i suppose

gollygosh123 Fri 19-Apr-13 19:46:32

well chart says possible ovulation, stick says not

sigh

intheshed Fri 19-Apr-13 20:02:18

Sounds like pcos- I used to have about 2 periods a year! After various tests and scans I was given clomid to make me ovulate, which resulted in DD1 smile.

I was still pretty irregular after that, but conceived DD2 naturally, and now that I have 2 DC and no plans for any more, I have a regular 30 day cycle. I'd happily go back to twice a year now! Good luck.

gollygosh123 Fri 19-Apr-13 22:51:53

do they give clomid to bmi 40s tho?

intheshed Sat 20-Apr-13 11:06:12

Hmm, I don't know actually, sorry sad. I do know someone with a BMI over 30 who was given clomid though.

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