(Closed) Question for health care people……

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hopefully the gyn will run some blood tests, but you might also need to see an endocrinologist.  It could be ovarian cysts, PCOS, or another issue with the hormones secreted by your ovaries.  I have symptoms and problems very similar to yours and unfortunately they never came up with a specific answer, but the best option for me was to stay on birth control (though I never did see an endocrinologist because this all started when I was 15 – well before I ever started a career in healthcare!)

Post # 5
Member
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fallbride10111:  Yes, I had that, extremely irregular cycles (sometimes up to 8 months apart), debilitating cramps and very heavy bleeding.  My gyn ran loads of blood tests and eventually theorized that it was a problem with either my FSH or LH production.  I plan on never having children, but for you, I’d recommend seeing someone who specializes in dealing with difficuly conceiving and fertility problems.  I don’t think it’s impossible for you to conceive, but timing of ovulation might be a problem and you might need other medications to help stabilize your hormones so that the pregnancy can carry on without any challenges.  I don’t think a regular gyn will be able to go very far for you, know what I mean?

Post # 7
Member
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also, as much as I’d like to point the cause to the ovaries here, it’s possible another gland in the body could be at fault for some of this (the pituitary, for example).  It’s another reason why I’d highly recommend you consult with an endocrinologist since they specialize in these things and might be able to recognize what’s going on more quickly than your average gyn or primary MD.

Post # 8
Member
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

+1 to PCOS. maybe also endometriosis. Try to find an on/gyn and if thats what it is you might need to consider a reproductive endocrinOlogist. I’ve had the same problem Nd have been diagnosed with both. 

Post # 10
Member
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good luck with everything!  I hope they can find the cause and give you an easy solution  =o)  Don’t worry yourself sick over it, though I know it’s hard not to.  Stress will just make your symptoms worse.

Post # 12
Member
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d write down ALLLL of your symptoms (even the skin stuff seemingly unrelated to gyn stuff) and talk with your women’s health provider at your annual appointment since it’s next month.  (S)He might be able to shed some light on what’s going on, since it’s mostly linked to hormone issues.  They should also be able to refer you to or at the very least suggest a reproductive endocrinologist who might be able to give you a definitive diagnosis and figure out a course of action to get you on track.

I’d also suggest reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility and start tracking your temps every morning.  If you’re planning on TTC or already are, and have trouble, I’ve heard this is the first thing a fertility specialist will have you do.  You can save valuable time by getting on board with charting in the beginning so you will know if/when you ovulate.  Another fountain of information would be the charter threads and monthly POAS threads here on the Bee as well- there are a LOT of others who have irregular cycles are a variety of diagnoses as well (PCOS, endometriosis, etc…)  They might be able to offer more specific advice and tell you about their situations and how they cope with it.

Post # 13
Member
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

It all started with a cycle that was 4 weeks late and I thought I was pregnant. The first doc (terrible) said I had ovarian cysts. Gave me BC but I started experiencing pain so switched to the mirena. One day my cramping was so severe I went to the ER found an amazing doc who diagnosed me with poly cystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. Had surgery and I’m now on a medically induced menopause with lupron depot shot. Basicallyu body was producing too much estrogen and I’m extremely sensitive too it and experience severe pain and acne and no periods. This menopause is seriously a god send. I didn’t realize how much pain I’ve been living with until now. I have not actively been TTC  Probably shoot for that in a couple of years

Post # 16
Member
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@fallbride10111:  I’d keep the derm appointment just in case you can’t get in to see a fertility specialist or endocrinologist anytime soon.  I’d also get a copy of your records if your gyn does any bloodwork and share it with the derm so they don’t repeat anything (and vice-versa, if your derm does any tests or prescribes anything, make sure you share it with other docs just in case)

Regarding the lupron- no it won’t cause permanent menopause.  I work in a pediatric endocrinology office and we use lupron regularly for very young girls who start puberty too early (like 7 and 8 years old).  They get their injections until it’s time for them to actually go through puberty at which point we stop preventing it.  (I’m sure it’s a million times more complicated, but that is the general idea)

The topic ‘Question for health care people……’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors