Hi, I was only tested for thyroid problems early last year due to irregular periods. I have the 10-year copper coil so knew I was not pregnant. I was referred also for an ultrasound where they found a small cyst & possible polyp. Following that my blood tests revealed I had autoimmune thyroiditis and a later ultrasound showed the cyst had gone & "the polyp may not be a polyp & could have just been blood around the coil." A few weeks back I had a sleepless night with severe stomach pain..like the worst period ever. Almost like contractions. No painkiller touched it. I got an appointment the next day with my GP & she felt my stomach & said there were 'no red flag markers' indicating there was no need for another ultrasound at this stage & prescribed me some strong tablets for the pain. She told me I could have a small cyst again and that some cysts are symptomatic (cause pain) or I could just be having a really painful period. Since that night I had the awful pain my period began nearly 2 weeks after. I have today started another period 3 weeks later after that one. I have also started to get painful & tender breasts at any time of the month. Up to last month I would just get this a few days before my period started.
I am 39 & wondering if these things could be signs of simple changes as I head in to menopause years. Or could i be suffering from polycystic ovaries?
Also, that period 2 weeks after the painful night was heavier than normal.
After starting levothyroxine last May my periods had returned to normal again & I am considered within normal range.
So cysts or menopause or something else?
Any help would be appreciated here as I am a born worrier