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Am I going through the menopause or do I have ovarian cancer?

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ForeverOptimistic Thu 09-Oct-08 16:49:47

I am feeling really fed up and worried at the moment.

We have been ttc for a few months, very difficult to pinpoint ovulation because I have irregular cycles. My GP won't refer me until next year, I have been back a few times but she has point blank refused. My periods normally last about 8 days but this period only lasted 4 days, it was not an implantation period (I had that with ds)as it was too heavy. Because we are ttc I am very aware of my body and it seems that I always have some abdominal pain (although not serious)and I am now worried that I have ovarian cancer. I can't go to my GP about this as I have health anxieties anyway and over the last couple of years I have visited them with various minor ailments that I have turned into life threatening conditions. They will write me off as complete loon if I am not careful.

I just feel so anxious at the moment I wish I could afford to see a private gynaecologist but I can't.

Has anyone else experienced this?

MrsBates Thu 09-Oct-08 16:54:55

Hard to tell. Frequent abdominal pain could be IBS - especially if you're the anxious type. They shouldn't write you off though - if you feel you won't be taken seriuosly why not change your GP?

Thandeka Thu 09-Oct-08 16:56:24

oh sweetie I feel for you. I am banned from trying to concieve this month (only second month of trying) as I have an infected fallopian tube which was causing abdominal pain. My dr diagnosed this but without tests and gave me antibiotics which have been horrid. The pain still hasn't quite stopped though and if it hasn't by next week I will go back.

Perhaps think about changing doctors?

beanieb Thu 09-Oct-08 16:58:23

What part of your cycle are you in? Could it be Ovulation pains?

I think you should go back to the doctor. You don't have to say that you think it's cancer.

ForeverOptimistic Thu 09-Oct-08 17:03:01

It is not really pain as such more a niggle, very much like ovulation pain but I feel it all month. If I wasn't monitoring my body so closely I probably wouldn't think much of it.

My body hasn't felt right since I had ds, perhaps I am just getting older? I think I will go back and ask again to be referred, I'm pretty sure there must be some sort of hormonal balance anyway.

I don't really want to change GP because I think that I'm the one with the problem not my GP.

Thanks all.

beanieb Thu 09-Oct-08 17:08:39

Could it be a kidney infection or even very small kidney stones?

Thandeka Thu 09-Oct-08 17:10:01

that sounds like my pain but mine is an infection. Get all the common things ruled out like infections before you start worrying about cancer and menopause.

good luck

Mercy Thu 09-Oct-08 17:13:51

It doesn't sound like the menopause tbh.

A Family Planning or a Well Woman clinic might be able to advise/reassure you.

Hope you get to the bottom of it soon.

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