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Pcos and pain

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Christinedonna Mon 18-Aug-14 10:57:01

I had a doctors appointment last week after reeling off my symptoms of stupidly irregular periods, possible infertility, weight gain etc..and after a scan &an internal scan was told that my right ovary appears to be polycystic. I was told I needed a blood to (I assume to confirm it) but when I arrived the next day was told I had to wait until the first few days of my period for it. So I do have an appointment ahead of me, but due to the in predictiveness of my periods,I'm not sure when it will be. My question is, for about a month now I've had a horrible stomach ache. It started off as more sharp pains, like stitches..which although painful were probably more bareable that it now progressing into constant period like pains. They're excrutiating in the mornings and persist all day every day. I also can't sleep at night, I'm wide awake and usually falling asleep at 6 in the morning. Although I'm tired I just can't sleep. Just hoping someone could explain it to me. Is this anything to do with my ovary being polycystic? Should I wait until my blood test to ask my dr or is it just something I should get used to? Really looking forward to hearing from someone

SunbathingCat Mon 18-Aug-14 10:59:41

Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. Is your doctor quite sympathetic? If so I would book an appointment on the basis your periods are irregular and you don't know when you will be able to have a blood test done. Good luck.

Christinedonna Mon 18-Aug-14 11:10:46

I've just moved to the area and the only doctor I've seen wasn't mine but a cover I assume. Other than that I've been sent to other places for scans& seen nurses when I went to get my blood test. The doctor I saw though was not helpful at all..and a bit rude to be honest!

Pain that is cyclical in nature and gets worse up to and including menses should be checked out further to see if endometriosis is the root cause. It is unlikely to do with your ovary being polycystic; the condition called PCOS is not normally painful.

I would be keeping a daily pain and symptom diary if you are not already doing so, this will give the gynae clues.

Christinedonna Mon 18-Aug-14 17:30:45

Definitely have to look into that

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