Am I ovulating?
annabanana30 · 20/02/2015 18:23
Hello everyone, I am a 30 year old woman, childless, 22 stone - just a little background there!
Back in 2010 I started prolonged bleeding. It was very heavy, clotted blood which went on for a year. Eventually my GP referred me to hospital for tests and ultrasounds, which came up with nothing, apart from telling me I was extremely anaemic, so all the gynae consultant could offer was the mirena coil to stop the bleeding.
I had the coil in from 2011, and around a few weeks after insertion, bleeding stopped completely. I met a man and in November 2013, decided to have the mirena removed. It was making me very moody, tired and tearful, and dp and I decided to ttc.
About two or three weeks after I had the coil removed, the bleeding came back. As before, it was so heavy, I was changing a super night time pad every half hour. I went back to the doctors in utter desperation, and so they sent me back to the hospital for more ultrasounds. They discovered I had polycystic ovaries and an immature fibroid on my womb, but said there's nothing they can do as I still want children, apart from put the coil back in while I tried to lose weight. I didn't want the coil, so went on with the bleeding, with the dr prescribing norethisterone when I went away etc to stop the bleeding.
The last time I had norethisterone was 19 - 25 January while I was away, and as usual, a few days after I stopped it, I had blood and awful pains. These usually don't stop, but lo and behold, 7 days after I started bleeding, it just stopped on around 2nd February. I really can't believe it, and obviously I'm enjoying the freedom of not bleeding. I tried to eat healthily and exercised daily while away and from Christmas til then, lost about 7lbs, so could it be that that's stopped me from bleeding? Could I, dare I ask, be ovulating? Actually fertile? Please someone help me understand what's going on!
patienceisvirtuous · 20/02/2015 18:29
No idea but you could start peeing on ovulation predictor sticks to see what shows up. I think you should be under the care if a gynae consultant and they should be doing more for you if am honest...
annabanana30 · 20/02/2015 19:49
Hello Patience, many thanks for your reply. I've almost given up on medical care, I really don't know what more they can do for me without me losing 10 stone. They said all I can do is lose weight but it's a struggle with Pcos anyway. Should've mentioned I do have the Pcos...as well as cysts, I have darkening of skin, skin tags, dark ad fast growing body hair including on face...I really don't know anymore, just really, really pleased the bleeding has stopped tbh.
patienceisvirtuous · 20/02/2015 20:58
Yeah you must be feeling relieved about that.
If you think the weight loss has contributed to your improved health it would be good for you to stick with it.
You should maybe try for a second opinion re the gynae issues...
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