Hi 😊 my name is Hannah and I’m 28. I had an ultrasound scan yesterday of my ovaries following a collapse at work with feeling lightheaded and dizzy and having pain on my right side. Initially the scan was to see if there were any ruptured cysts which there weren’t but it did highlight that my ovaries are enlarged and I have raised hair follicles.
I saw a doctor after my appointment and she asked me about my periods which have always been irregular (I started when I was 15, and had 2 periods in 18 months) they were always so painful, some days I couldn’t get out of bed with them. I was referred to a GUM specialist and had an ultrasound scan at 18 - all of which was normal. My symptoms over the years have been directly related to pain and irregular periods. Why is it now that it’s been highlighted I’ve got polycystic ovaries?
Also, what’s the next step? The doctor suggested there was nothing much to worry about but from what I’ve read that’s not the case. My hormone levels have always been normal and my pain has been managed by the mirena coil for the past 5 years (due to come out this month). I’ve never had an issue with acne or excess hair but I do struggle with my weight. I’m considering not having the coil replaced as my future husband and I are looking at trying to conceive within the next year.
Just a bit of advice would be helpful please? It’s a lot to get your head around xx