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Feeling downhearted(2 Posts)
I will first apologise for the long post.
A couple of days after my period in September I had really bad pain in my lower abdomen area (which went away after taking painkillers and a heat pad) from then on I had pelvic pain every day.
Last week, I was at work and I had to go to the toilet. I had a whoosh of blood and although abit of an odd start to my period starting and being 10 days early. I did not think anything of it. I usually spot for seven days and then I have my period. I went back to my work and 10 minutes later I had a huge amount of pain in my lower abdomen and also lower back pain and I nearly collapsed. Work sent me to my local small hospital and they gave me antibiotics as they said it could be a UTI or my ovaries. When the doctor pressed down on my ovary I cried out in pain.
The pain had gotten worse over the weekend so I managed to get an appointment with my doctor who sent me to a bigger hospital to check out my kidneys and ovaries. The hospital took bloods and I had a CT scan on my kidneys and bladder - all turned out fine and the antibiotics has killed any infection.
At the hospital they refused to scan my ovaries. I’ve got to go back to the doctors to get a self referral to have the scan. I feel like I wasn’t taken seriously, meanwhile, I’m left in so much pain and I have a got a sick note for seven days for work which luckily I have holiday after to get over this.
I have repeatedly told doctors I have PCOS and my last scan was 6 or 7 years ago and my cysts where measuring 2-3cm on both ovaries. I’m feeling so disheartened.
If you spot regularly then you should have got it tested long ago. Pcos does not cause pelvic pain or spotting. Spotting is usually a sign of fibroids/ persistent ovarian cyst/ endometriosis/adenomyosis/ polyps /perimenopause. With your history of pcos it might be a persistent ovarian cyst that has stayed for numerous cycles and possibly grown in size . Don't worry about the cyst too much as mostly they are benign but they still cause symptoms which needs treatment or a surgery depending on the size of cyst or other possible issues of spotting. Visit your GP and get a pelvic scan both trans vaginal and abdominal. Even if everything comes clear get some treatment for spotting. If GP is no help then get a Gynaecologist referral.