Im relatively new to the online forum world and this is my first post. after reading some of the things you guys have put I was wondering if anybody could offer any information as to how I should go about getting the answers I need.
Ill start from the beginning, I first started my periods when I was approx 13yrs old at the time living with my dad and like any teenage girl didnt discuss with him at all (way to embarassing) from the word go my periods were irregular they either didnt come every month or I could get 2 in the same month. I would start in the lead up to my period with intense back and abdominal pain however as I didnt have any other females around me I assumed this was normal and carried on going to school. When I moved back in with my mum at 14/15 she took me to the doctors for the pain and allowed me off school when I was on my period. The pain lasted usually 2 to 5 days after my first day bleeding the doctor put it down to heavy periods and recommended pain killers, these didnt do anything for the pain.
Some year passed and I went onto contraceptives I was originally on the pill you took for 3 weeks and then break for a week whilst this gave me a regular period the pain just became worse as it was more frequent and I had noticed this pain had started happening inbetween periods. I went back to the doctors and decided to try another form of contraception and went on the implant. The implant caused a lot of problems in the initial stage as I bled for approx 4 months with more complex pain in my stomach and bottom, I was told this was a side effect so carried on 2 years passed and with virtually no periods I still had what I thought was period pains when I would have been due on, this pain was the same as before when I had my period only now I was working and had go in reluctantly as my boss was very harsh on time off for womens problems. I persisted with the pain one month and ended up in the local A and E with a suspected pelvic infection looking back this seems more like a ruptured cyst. As it came to the last year in my inplant the bleeding and pain started again like how it was on installing so back to the GP I went they decided to take it out. My GP said the hormones were wearing off and suggested I went back on the pill.
Finally getting to more recent times I had been on the Cerelle pill for some time and was still getting pain and irregular periods so I went back to my GP with a list of symptoms I had been keeping a list of these included:
Period pain, heavy bleeding, abdominal bloating, back pain, leg pain, irregular bowel movements...
they suggested I went onto a pill that gave me a break to get regular periods I am now on the triadene pill and they sent me to my local hospital for an ultrasound of abdominal and pelvis. The results were that I had one normal sized left ovary and a puffy right ovary which was one and a half times the size of the other ovary. At this time they suggested I had PCOS 2 months passed and I started with servere pains on my left hand side in particular when passing urine and stools (sorry if too much info) this was for 2 weeks before I went to my GP was tested for urine infection came back clear so sent for another ultrasound.
Second ultrasound revealed a 4.5cm cyst on my left ovary, now my doctor has recommended I go to the local Gynaecologist for a consultation for next steps.
Ive been reading some of the stories on here and have a friend who has been diagnosed with endometriosis who recommended posting on here and seeing a specialist at an BSGE centre. Can anybody offer any advice or share similair experiences?
Im getting to the point where its really affecting my life and my mental state getting me down, will I be stuck with this pain for the rest of my life?? Im only 24 and might want a family in the future
Thank you for reading xxx