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Worried about gynae problems and unsure how to approach a dr

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Didntcomeheretofuckspiders Mon 04-Dec-17 18:29:05

My periods have always been fairly irregular if not on a hormonal contraceptive (all of which seem to disagree with me for some reason or another).

I’ve had blood tests in the past (thyroid, hormone levels etc.) and had no abnormalities, although tbh I find it hard to believe they got accurate results from testing me on certain days of my cycle (1 and 21 maybe? It was a few years ago) given how irregular I am and how my cycles are usually longer than average - somewhere around 4.5 to 6.5 weeks for the most part.

I’ve had ultrasounds in the past due to possible appendicitis, miscarriage and a coil that was incredibly painful and no abnormalities have been picked up.

My periods are as far as I am aware relatively normal - not especially light or heavy, usually last about 5/6 days, have cramping for only a couple of days seeing the period itself. But the build up to them can be horrendous: very swollen tender breasts, cramping for a week or so, really obvious sudden onset of acne and generally feeling awful.

My last cycle was about 6 weeks long. I’ve now not had a period for 8 weeks. I’ve been feeling really queasy and acidic, VERY bloated, feeling like I can’t empty my bladder properly, having twinges in my abdomen, short bursts of painful cramping for about a week now but still no period. I was fairly sure that this morning when I took a pregnancy test it would be positive (not actively ttc but also not preventing and haven’t been for probably a year) but it’s not.

Feels dramatic to be calling the drs for a missed period but it’s probably my second or third cycle over 7 weeks this year and something feels really off. I’m starting to feel like there might be something really wrong. I’m 25, no DCs and am now worried that actually my fertility is already a complete mess.

Sorry this is really long and badly written and I don’t even know why I’m posting honestly, needed to vent more than anything.

hevonbu Mon 04-Dec-17 18:51:58

It's nothing wrong with going and seeing a doctor on a regular basis, just call a clinic and make an appointment. If you feel embarrassed to explain your problems, you can just print out or write down what you just wrote and show the doctor.

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 04-Dec-17 19:32:20

A common cause of irregular periods is a hormonal condition called polycystic ovaries or its related syndrome called PCOS. Blood tests and internal ultrasounds can usually detect this but the blood tests need to be done on the correct days. You ideally need a day 3 test done to compare your LH level against that of FSH; with PCO there is usually far more LH than FSH (these hormone levels should be the same). Tests done a few years ago should be discounted, you need up to date test results. As your periods are irregular such tests can be done according to calendar days.

I would go to the GP asap and request a referral to a gynae at a subfertility unit particularly as you have been seen beforehand. Do not be fobbed off, seek and get the referral.

Bombardier25966 Mon 04-Dec-17 19:40:38

We know our own bodies best, if you think something is right then you should see your doctor.

If your pain gets any worse or you start feeling faint please make it a priority, your symptoms could be the result of ectopic pregnancy which is an emergency. They're probably not, they are rare, but you shouldn't ignore it just in case.

(Some ectopic pregnancies do not give a positive test result.)

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