I'm usually more of a person who reads other peoples' posts about their complications with ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids but no one seems to experience the exact same thing im experiencing and I really wanna get to the bottom of it. I'm 19 and discovered i had fibroids when i was 16. it didnt really effect me and didnt give me any complications until december of 2015 (when i was 18). i started the birth control: nexplanon (the one they insert in ur arm), in september of 2014, and i didnt bleed/have my period up until dec. 2015. i started having very very very irregular periods. i would bleed for a whole week, stop for 2 weeks, bleed for 2 days, stop for 4 days, bleed again for a month straight, etc. i went to get an mri in february of 2016 and discovered i have ovarian cysts. a couple of weeks later i found out i have polycystic ovarian syndrome. my obgyn suggested i switch birth controls for the sake of my bleeding to stop so i switched to the depo shot along with oral contraceptive pills. the bleeding stopped for a few weeks but then spotting began to happen. i decided to stop the pills because it made me nauseous and gave me really bad cramps. at the beginning of october of this year, i got my renewed depo shot but told my obgyn that i didnt want to do the pills and so now we're testing it out. i didnt bleed for a whole month but my bleeding began again. this time, the bleeding was very heavy for about an hour then would stop, i would bleed for a couple days then stop. the difference this time is that the bleeding wasnt as heavy for a long period of time.
regardless of having a boyfriend for a little over a year now, i havent contracted any stds. fibroids run in my family. about 2 cysts/fibroids have bursted since i was first diagnosed. my doctor said my cysts are pretty small and she doesnt think surgery to remove them would be necessary. since the beginning of this month, i would have brown discharge every single day.
i honestly dont know what to do anymore and these cysts are effecting my life way too much. i guess what im asking for is advice and/or your input on this all. anything helps, thank you so much