Constant period-like cramps?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@ThinkingOutLoud:  I would see your doctor. It can be many things, you could have an ovarian cyst, uterine fibroids or something more serious.  More than likely its nothing serious and will “cure” itself” but you still should find out what it is.

I have an ovarian cyst as well as a cervical cyst.  I get crampy now and then, its more annoying than anything.  I missed my period for a month and then had irregular bleeding (getting my periods every other week).  I’m also having other issues that are causing that but I did have an US which showed the cysts.  2 were nothing to be concerned with.  Another was larger and I’m to have a follow up US to see if its stayed the same, resolved itself or gotten worse.

Is there a Planned Parenthood you can go to?  They usually will have discounted or free checkups.  Not to scare you but I knew someone who had irregular bleeding, cramps etc and thought it was uterine fibroids so she never had it checked out.  She ended up having uterine cancer and passed away.  I’m sure this isn’t the case for you BUT I would rather be safe than sorry.  Many doctors offices have ways to make payments or even can give you a discount for not having health insurance.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@ThinkingOutLoud:  Planned Parenthood is for women’s health as well as birth control.  I’ve gotten PAPs there before.  Call Planned Parenthood first and see if they will see you for your symptoms first.  If they don’t than go to a clinic and set up a payment plan.  You’re health is important.  I understand when you don’t have insurance (boy do I) but if its something serious its better to catch it and treat it now than when its really bad and you have to have something major like surgery.  Again not saying this is the case but a $200 doctor visit is much better than a $200 doctor visit and $4,000 surgery/hospital/testing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I strugged with endo and had severe pain over my right ovary that would spread to my lower back.  It was awful.  One time, the endo cyst ended up flipping my ovary and twisting the tubes connected thereto so I was in excruciating pain and had to have emergency surgery in the middle of the night to have that ovary removed.  I finally had to have a complete hysterectomy (last ovary removed in June 2013) and I still have residual pain from the endo.  It’s nasty stuff.  Definintely get it checked out so you know what you are dealing with.   Good luck!

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