I'm 21, and have been back and forth to the doctors for the last three years with the same symptoms:
- painful periods
- painful sex
- back pain
- feeling bruised inside
- heavy/ clotty periods
- on and off loss of appetite
- bleeding when I shouldnt be
- bleeding after #2
- bleeding after sex
- bad ovary pain
I was finally referred to the gynecologist about nine months ago and all they did was put me on the pill back to back for threee months, last time i seen them they gave me the option to have a menopause injection to see if there was a link between my symptoms and my ovaries... At 21 im not sure thats something I want to experience..
Yesterday i ended up back at the doctors again, as ive had excruciating back pain, tummy pains, hip pain, and extreme tiredness, all i seem to want to do is sleep, which is a complete pain as i started a new job three months ago where i work til 11pm at night, i had to quit my last job because of this and i dont want to lose this one either. Every time i go to the doctors im told its a urine infection or that i have very high lukocytes in my urine, surely its not normal to have this every three-six months?? Does anyone else have this problem?
Yesterday i was also told that there is probably no link between bleeding when opening my bowels and my gyne problems, they told me to get my gyne problems sorted first then they would advise me to look into the bowel problems, but i feel the two are connected.. Does anyone else get this?
I feel so completely and totally fobbed off, yesterday was the 3rd time ive been told it wont be anything serious because of my age.. Well to me being 21 and having no energy at all isnt a good sign either! Im not exactly an exercise fanatic or a skinny minny but im not huge either so my weight shudnt have too much of an impact :/
I just wish someone would listen to me and put all my symptoms together rather than focusing on just one symptom at a time...