I had my first gynae appointment on Friday. It was a complete waste of time.
I've been bleeding constantly for over twelve months, if you count the time I was bleeding constantly on the Depo Jab then it's been over two years. I've had normal internals, ultrasounds, swabs (no smear test i'm under 25), blood tests and sti tests. My bleeding does stop if I take any form of the pill but none of them agree with me.
She told me she "THINKS" that i'm continuously bleeding from the cervix and having periods as well. Apparently my bleeding from the cervix is normal at my age, and "IF" that's the cause then "nothing" will stop it but time. So I ask, if nothing stops cervical bleeding, why does my bleeding stop when taking the pill?
Secondly, I mentioned occassional sharp pains, an extremely tender spot where any pressure put there is too painful, some discomfort during sex and awful pain when I need the toilet. It all originates from the same tender spot over my womb. As well as excruciating periods (when I actually get a proper one in between the constant bleeding). To which her reply was "Your pain is a funny one, I can't explain that, it's probably IBS".
I then mentioned that up until I started the constant bleeding my periods had always been irregular, painful, heavy and sometimes lasting over two weeks. To which her reply was "well that's just the way you are".
I then mentioned my family history. My nan died of cervical cancer which spread to the breast at 36. My aunt managed to get pregnant three times in 18 years of unprotected sex. She was told she'd never concieve as she had tube blockages and growths etc. Her periods were also long, painful, heavy and erratic. My mom never had problems conceiving but did have awful periods as well. They became so bad she had a full hysterectomy at 44. There were complications during the hysterectomy and they found growths but never elaborated. Ten years later after having more gynae surgery, her surgeon came to her after her op querying a substansial amount of scarring he found whilst inside. She had no idea.
I was then told my body had been pumped full of hormones and that was causing the problem, in the last 15 months I have taken Yasmine for ONE month, surely any hormones would have left my system by now?
I was then told my exhaustion, dizziness and light headedness is because of my weight.
I have been prescribed Tranexamic acid to stop the bleeding, even though i've already had it and it didn't work.
She then said i'm having periods for some of the month and cervical bleeding the rest of the month. My periods have always been accompanied with pain, weight gain, tiredness, swollen breasts, and very heavy bleeding, none of which im getting at any particular time of the month??!
To sum up, this will all go away by itself, i'm too fat, i've got to try Tranexamic acid again, my pain is probably IBS, I've been pumped full of hormones and my family history is irrelevant.
So what the hell do I do now?