Post # 1
Has anyone had this? I have just recently started charting, and have a 39 day cycle – some months I don’t get a period at all.
This month I had my period from the 4th -9th, with one day of what I would call ‘medium’ flow, the rest light. Now one week later I am having spotting, accompanied by super cramping and diarrhoea. This hasn’t happened before.
Any ideas? I am making a doctors appointment next week so will bring all if this up then, but I like to go in with some suggestions, as I have been blown off by doctors so many times.
I’m a major hyperchondriac so my mind goes straight to endo or PCOS. As far as I’m aware I have no family history of either, but when I read ‘symptoms’ online I feel like I tick so many boxes!
Post # 2
I used to be fairly regular although I had a very short cycle. I felt like I was always having my period. Then in my early to mid twenties, I just started having the worst most unpredictable periods. I got tested for a number of things and everything was fine with regards to that. My body just lost its syncrony or something. I would tell you to not worry too much. It is good that you are seeing a doctor. Hopefully it is not PCOS and if it is, you have your doctor to help you choose the right treatment plan. I have a few friends with PCOS and they are all do very well in spite of their intitial concern. Best of luck! 🙂
Post # 3
orchidee : Hmm, that’s interesting. I’m 24 and my periods have been a bit odd for a while now, but now that I’m actually tracking them I can see exactly what they’re doing. Thanks, I’m always so ‘worst case scenario’ when it comes to my health, so shocking!
Post # 4
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garnobella : I had this this month. I’m not TTC so I don’t pay LOADS of attention because my cycles have been out of whack for a while.
I doubt it’s PCOS, but it could be what I have which is MCOS. I don’t know if that’s ACTUALLY what it is called, but it’s what my Gyno referred to it as.
Basically, my ovaries produce a high number of cysts each month (Multi-Cystic Ovary Syndrome). It’s not as severe as PCOS, but on months I have lots of cysts my periods will be heavier. It’s weird, but she says it has no impact on fertility.
If you’re in pain, tell your doctor. I told mine that I was in pain during sex so she gave me an exam and then sent me off for tests. Also, if you’re able to have a smear done (you have to be 25 here in the UK usually, but I don’t know about the US) then have it done for peace of mind.
Post # 5
This happened to me, very randomly, a few months ago, and it freaked me out. I called my gyno and she said that it’s not uncommon for it t happen once in a while, and they only really get concerned if it happens for at least 3 cycles in a row. In my case, she thinks it’s likely that my body was just trying to eliminate the very last of my period. The other possibility is that a small cyst burst. For me, the bleeding happened during a very intense, long hike up a mountain, so the strain on my body might have triggered it too. You’re wise to call your doctor, but don’t panic. Best of luck!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies, puts my mind at ease!
This has turned from spotting to basically another period. Sucky haha.