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I'm new here and feeling worried!

Hello all,

I am nearly 24 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15. Since then I would have around 1-2 periods a year (if i wasn't on the pill etc).

Early in Feburary this year, i had excruciating stomach pains, lower back pains, heavily bloated, always needed a wee. I went to see my GP. She examined my pelvis and it as very painful. a Urine test confirmed i had an infection. an hour after i left the GP and went to the toilet i was horrified as i was literally streaming with blood following the pelvic exam. This heavy bleeding continued for a week. (as you can imagine i was freaked as i rarely have periods and if i do they're light!!) Went back to the GP and demanded an ultrasound to see what's going on. Both an internal and external was done and they just re-confirmed the cysts in my ovaries.

I had a period again last month, the same symptoms lead me to go back to the GP and she again confirmed i had an infection.

4 weeks later (today) and i am due to come on my period again!?! I have pains so it makes me think i have another infection coming on...

Is it strange that my symptoms, such as back, side and lower abdomen pain, heavy bloating, constantly needed a wee, feeling full up quicker and very heaving bleeding has stayed with me since February? .. could there be an underlying issue here?

I'd love to know your thoughts for anyone who has been through anything similar.

Thank you,


3 Replies

Hi Melissa,

I understand you're scared and frightened by your symptoms but it would not be right to start suggesting what I think it is. Sounds like you need to go back to your doctor and express your concerns and that you feel further testing may be needed like a CT scan or ask for a second opinion. Maybe bring a family member or friend with you as it can be initimiating in a doctor's office and they can talk and listen with you.

Hope this helps and that it goes ok.

Best wishes Esther.


Hi there if you are not happy please go and see your gp again, You could always ring the Ovacome helpline and seek advice there as well all the best


I started my periods aged 16 my second period I was 18. I had about two periods a year except when taking the 21 day pill. On the mini pill I had no periods. When my third child was born I was 32 and after that I had periods every 28 days without fail. Obviously now have OC so I can’t say there’s absolutely no link but the gynae told me it was due to hormones. I wouldn’t necessarily link the two or worry too much until you know more

LA xx


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