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Mid cycle bleeding

(5 Posts)
Poffley Wed 07-Feb-18 13:55:34

Just really fed up as have had weird gynae symptoms for months and can't get it taken seriously by any GP because my last smear (3 years ago) was normal, I had a transvaginal ultrasound in March last year which was clear and I'm young (27).

Symptoms are:

- mid cycle bleeding which I KNOW is not just ovulation bleeding as it's dark brown and goes on for days and days. I'm currently on day 6 of it and it's enough that I have to wear a panty liner.
- period pain AFTER my period has ended. Like clockwork, 2 days after the end of my period I get 2-3 days of strong period pain.
- constant recurrent episodes of cystitis (I've suffered with this for many year)

All the above has been an issue since the birth of my son 2 years ago. I thought perhaps endometriosis but my GP said no as otherwise I would have had fertility problems.

Obviously I am terrified of cancer (I do suffer from anxiety). I am thinking of going to see a private gynae.

Any thoughts? Does it sound like it could be endometriosis?

I'm not on hormonal contraceptives.

Poffley Wed 07-Feb-18 13:56:31

I am due for another smear now which I have booked.

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 07-Feb-18 14:13:27

Cyclical pain like you have and continue to experience should be checked out further by a gynaecologist to ascertain the underlying cause. Something is causing this and it may well be endometriosis; this is a common cause of such pain (it also does not show up on internal ultrasound scans).

It is generally believed that 60–70% of women with endometriosis are fertile so the GP you saw may well be wrong here re this not being endometriosis because of that. I would see another GP within the practice and would ask to be referred to a specialist.

I would also keep a daily pain and symptom diary if you do not already do this as this could also give the gynae clues.

Poffley Wed 07-Feb-18 14:13:56

Thank you for your reply. I am mainly freaked out about cervical cancer.

Poffley Wed 07-Feb-18 18:38:11

Bumping for the evening crowd.

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