Post # 1
Ladies, this is long but i know a lot of you have experienced similar problems, so any advice you have is greatly appreciated…
So for a little backstory, I began taking bc when I was 16 because i would only get a period every couple months or random spotting. I have been on it most of the time since then until a month after my 23rd birthday. While on the pill, i had pretty regular periods unless it was my fault for missing a couple or whatever.
When I was 20 i was diagnosed with low grade dysplasia and they went in and biopsied that and hoped the it would go away on its own, which apparently it did says my doctor.
About 4 months ago i decided to stop the pill to try NFP and charting and I discovered I was not ovulating according to my charts. I also have only gotten 1 period in 4 months and my last cycle was 52 days.I have also been having random sharp pains in either my left ovary region or my pelvic low abdoman area. I told the doc about this and he suggested PCOS but ordered an ultrasound if i hadnt gotten my period in 45 days…soooo here i am at 52 days.
So, last night I woke up at about 230 am to let my dog out and i felt like i had to go to the bathroom, but once i sat down, nothing happened, i just had a horrible sharp pain. So i went back to bed and this mornign I woke up and noticed bleeding. I am not sure if this is a period because it hasnt been long enough yet and its already been 52 days since my last one. Then i started to have HORRIBLE pains in my pelvic area, everytime i would stand up, sit down, walk i would have to quench my body together cause the pain was so sharp in that area.
I went to get in the car to go to work and i called Fiance bawling because i didnt think i could make it. So i called the doctor and she scheduled me for two ultrasounds(which were already scheduled on june 7 per my doctor) for 1:45 today.
I am nervous and i dont know what is going on, and why i havent ovulated in 4 months. I know going off BC can cause that, but i really feel like it is something more serious than that.
Post # 3
All of your symptoms other than the pain sound like PCOS, which I have and wrote a big explanation about it on a post here.
The only weird thing is the pain which might think that you have a cyst instead of PCOS but you would think your other ovary would be ovulating just fine.
I think it is good you are getting the ultrasounds done today and I also think that your doc should take your blood to look at your hormone levels as PCOS can’t always be seen on an ultrasound.
Good Luck and I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 4
It sounds like an ovarian cyst to me. The ultra sound should be able to prove whether it is or not. These can easily be removed and your doctor will probably put you back on the pill to help regulate your body. Either way, your doctor should find the problem today and help you work towards a solution. Good luck!
Post # 5
@futuremmrs…i just called the gyn they said that if there is nothing going on with the ultrasound that they will be taking labs to check hormone levels, etc.
Post # 6
Oh no @alishadhs4! I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way! 🙁
It could be a number of things: cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, dysplasia… don’t jump to any conclusions though (your doctor will provide you with a diagnosis). They will probably do a transvaginal U/S, which I’ve never had but I’ve heard it’s not too bad (make sure they lube it well!). Good luck… I wish you good news today!
Post # 7
@ddubz, i will be having both a pelvic (vaginal) ultrasound and an upper abdoman ultrasound.
Post # 8
Just try to be patient and wait and see what your dr is recommending.
I had a big cyst removed and it wasn’t that horrible of a surgery.
Post # 9
I actually prefer internal ultrasounds to external. In the external one you have to fill your bladder and then they push on it repeatedly… oh how fun. In the internal they just stick a small (as thin as a regular tampon) tube up your vagina – no discomfort what so ever!
Keep us posted Alisha!
Post # 10
it could be many many things! my first thought is a ruptured cyst or an ectopic pregnancy. the vaginal ultrasound isn’t a biggie. just know they stick a big rounded wand up you and it’s not uncomfortable b/c it’s very narrow.
Post # 11
@ejs…i took ibuprofin about an hour ago and the pain has seemed to go away…but i have just been laying on the recliner for the last hour.
And there is no possible way I could be pregnant
Not looking forward to the wand 🙁 I just feel kinda awkward especially since I have some bleeding going on right now.
Luckily FH is coming home to take me to my appt
Post # 12
Good, I’m glad your FH will be with you or near you when have this procedure (although I don’t think it’ll hurt). It’s just nice to have someone comforting. I’m sorry to hear about this. Sometimes I get pains around ovulating and my period. My sister has PCOS, and she gets really bad pains like what you describe.
Post # 13
The wand really isn’t bad. It’s a lot thinner and narrower than you think. The most awkward part of it is that they sort of turn it a lot….i felt like i was a joystick for a game. But it didn’t hurt, it was just like, uncomfortable. Not painful, though. The stick is warm, it’s a smooth plastic, and the lady should lube it up a lot for you. The bleeding won’t bother the ultrasound tech–they’ve seen it all. Honestly, she probably won’t even look at you–she’ll be staring at the screen the whole time. And it’s over really quickly.
Post # 14
thanks ejs…that is relieving! I know you have endo…do you still have pains with this? Are you on bc these days?
Post # 15
i had the exact same pains you are describing almost 2 years ago. It was on and off for about 2 weeks, before the sharp stabbing pains got really bad. Basically any time I went to the bathroom or placed any type of pressure on my abdomen, it would send sharp shooting pains. Sneezing was also really painful- and I was always scared to sneeze. Sex was unbearable too (sorry, if TMI!). It could be a number of things. I went to my gyno and after an exam and ultrasound, it was determined that I had a dermoid cyst on both my right and left ovary. One was the size of a grapefruit, while the other was the size of a golf ball.
I hope me sharing my story won’t scare you! – i know how scary it is to have to go through this. However, if anything, just know that it’ll all be ok in the end!!
I ended up having to get surgery (laperatomy) to remove the 2 cysts. Because the grapefruit sized cyst was so large, it basically ate up my right ovary, and as a result, I had my right ovary removed. I still have my left ovary left! And from what I’ve been told, 1 is all you need! 🙂
As for the wand- it’s not that bad! Don’t be embarassed. I was on my period when I had my ultrasound done! talk about being mortified! But i told the ultrasound tech beforehand and she said it was perfectly fine and she had no problem with it!
Post # 16
Sounds a bit like me this spring, although I had my periods, they were just later and later each time and the pain built up over 2+ months. Turned out that I had a cyst growing one each of my overaies and they both burst on the same day (at different times during the day though). The ultrasounds you’re getting will hopefully clarify what’s wrong! i was told that I should go back on BC or have a baby, as apparently having a baby “cures” reaccuring cyst problems in a majority of women (so said my doc). The pain sucks, and I hope you feel better soon!