Health anxiety- petrified I have OC

Health anxiety- petrified I have OC

Hi I've just come across this whilst searching through the Internet as I always do worrying about my symptoms.

I had my nexplanon implant renewed at the end of May. Since then I have had 2 occasions of bleeding after sex (only slightly). I was spotting around the time and had spotting for about a week after. The spotting began after the first intercourse. I've never bled after sex before. My last smear was March last year and all normal. All other smears have also been normal. In addition to this I've had pain in my lower abdo and in particular in my ovaries. Also have lower back pain on and off more of an ache. As well as little pain in legs. I've also experienced for a while an increase in urination. This is something I think has occurred over the last couple of years but recently I seem to be urinatig more and have a strong urgency to go (although I must admit I do hold it in sometimes). I haven't bled since and have avoided sex as I am so scared. I pass wind a lot too? I am so so scared I have cancer. I had a pelvic ultrasound six months ago and it was normal although there was cysts on my ovaries and borderline PCOS. Not treated for this. I've never had any of these problems from previous contraceptive implants I've had so I was thinking it can't be that. I also had a recent internal due to my issues and they found some nabothian cysts on my cervix. I just want some answers. I don't currently have any pain in my tummy it's just on and off. And back ache is on and off. I have been drinking more fluids so I thought maybe that is a reason for more urination. Not had constipation/ diarrhoea, but have been going more often but put that down to me drinking more? Please help?? Xxx

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  • Hi. i dont think anyone here can give you the answers you are looking for. try calling Ovacome in the morning and speak to one of the nurses. have you voiced your concerns to your GP?. Wishing you all the best. oh and stay away from googling any symptoms because you will convince yourself you have all sorts xx

  • I know I tell my self all the time not to google but I can't help it. Will the nurses give me any reassurance do you think? X

  • I've never used this site before so was looking for reassurance xx I have a referral to gynae and have spoke to docs they say nothin to worry about although I haven't mentioned my frequent urination xx

  • i think you need to mention everything to them. hopefully your symptoms will not turn out to be Cancer but something easily treatable. speak to ovacome tomorrow . Hope your gynea appointment goes well xx

  • There are many other things that can cause your symptoms and whilst I understand that you are worried it really does no good to work yourself up in the ' what if?' Scenarios. You should go back to your GP and talk with him or her about your symptoms and concerns. There are many indicators that can make it more or less likely that it may need investigating more or less urgently and no one here can give any diagnosis for you. We understand that it can be scary but it will only stress you out to go down the 'what if I have cancer' route, stay as calm as you can, make a doctors appointment and note down your symptoms as it's easy to forget what happened when. Ring Ruth the nurse on this site and have a chat with her too. Hoping it all works out well

    Take care


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