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TMI Alert! I don't know what's going on with my me not get fobbed off by doctor again.

(13 Posts)
NameThatTuna Tue 09-Apr-13 10:25:22

Got appointment at Doc's @ 11.30am - Male doctor as no female available. I saw a male doctor last year about this but he was dismissive so put me off going back again.

I have to get this sorted as it's driving me crazy!

Will try not to drip feed but it's been going on so long, I might forget a few details at first. I'm not sure if it's all connected but i'm getting a little freaked out.

Started off with periods every 2 weeks. about 2 years ago i think.
Recurring bouts of BV, treated with antibiotics.
Now my periods are disappearing. Last period started 13 feb, just spotting for a few days before proper bleed, which lasted about 4 days.
Before that period (i can't remember the actual date) was December 2012. I'm ashamed to say I should be keeping actual dates but my periods have become do erratic, I keep losing track.

I have also started to notice excess hair on my chin, chest and stomach (boak) acne & dry skin (acne scars now, never had acne before) hair thinning and weight gain, urine frequency (seem to need to go all the bloody time) Excessive vaginal discharge (sometimes feels like i've wet myself blush)

I'm tired all the time, frequent head aches, feeling nausea and bloated.
My moods are up and down all the time.

PCOS? Menopause? Something more sinister?

I'm getting worried now, i'm exhausted again today and wondering how long it will be before I need a nap confused

BTW i'm not pregnant. Tested negative this morning as wanted to check before appointment.

This is also ruining my sex life with DP, I'm paranoid I smell because of the reoccurring BV/ discharge.

Sorry about the gross details but i'm getting desperate and don't want to be fobbed off again.

Thanks for reading smile

NameThatTuna Tue 09-Apr-13 10:29:46

BTW i'm 32

NameThatTuna Tue 09-Apr-13 10:30:18

Oh and my NN has nothing to do with the BV grin

GoSuckEggs Tue 09-Apr-13 10:31:26

Oh gosh, poor you. you do not sound like you are having a good time. I have no pearls of wisdom, just wanted to wish you luck.

NippyDrips Tue 09-Apr-13 10:31:48

It says pcos to me but I'm no doctor. Be firm and press for tests and answers.

Good luck.

GoSuckEggs Tue 09-Apr-13 10:32:23

PMSL!!!! at your last post! grin

NameThatTuna Tue 09-Apr-13 13:47:21

Thanks for your replies.

Well been to Doc's. He was great thankfully.

He examined my stomach - very tender.

Have to have blood tests for Thyroid, Testosterone levels (PCOS) and a few other things. Also booked in for another smear just in case. Urine sample done to test for pregnancy - negative but is sending it off just in case.

I just blurted it all out, he looked a bit overwhelmed tbh grin

He said he wants to see me again even if results come back normal so we can get to the bottom of it.

Feel better now i've started the ball rolling and not burying my head in the sand smile

GoSuckEggs Tue 09-Apr-13 14:22:23

oh good! its nice to have a good doctor. hope you manage to sort it all out.

NoMoreMarbles Tue 09-Apr-13 14:28:13

The first thing that popped into my head is UA Thyroid so its good they are checking for that smile also PCOS possibly but i had a run of erratic periods, thrush and palpatations then was diagnosed with UA thyroid...

Dahlialover Tue 09-Apr-13 14:39:19

Glad you got a better doctor this time. Hopefully you will soon find out what is going on .

NameThatTuna Tue 09-Apr-13 15:31:24

Palpatations! I've been experiencing that recently too.

Thanks for your well wishes.

digerd Tue 09-Apr-13 15:36:11

My sis was diagnosed with an underactive Thyroid gland after her second child. She had no other symptoms than no periods at all.

The only thing she noticed, was her hands were very dry.

But the hair growth sound like PCOS.

Good for you at the drs. I smiled a little as think the man was everwhelmed with all those things that he , not being a woman, has no experience of.

Hope you get it sorted asap.

NameThatTuna Tue 09-Apr-13 15:42:38

confused dry hands too. So bad recently, one hand was quite sore.

I need a checklist I think. Or just mention symptoms I haven't got grin

I was cringing a bit explaining all this to the Doctor, mainly because I don't think a man could understand how embarrassing some of the symptoms are.

He did smile when he asked me if I could do a urine sample and I replied "yep, one of the upsides to all this is that I can now pee on demand" smile

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