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  • 7 days ago

    Feeling crampy and slight spotting

    This has been going on for a few days. I have been having lower abdominal pain, similar to cramps. At first I thought maybe it was gas because it was one sided but now both sides have been aching. When I used the bathroom and wiped this morning, it has a pinkish tint to it. I am currently on BC pills and have been for years. I haven't skipped one but have been a little off on taking them at the same time. I have not been sexually active in a long while, so it isn't pregnancy related. Any....
  • 8 days ago

    Need help with reading a recent MRI (was suppose to be for back)

    I had an MRI of my lower back but on the report I had a comment from the doctor about my ovaries. (And I didn't even know that I had ovaries. Had a hysterectomy at age 30 and about 4 years ago when I had my pap smear, I was told that they had shrunk and they were not there anymore) This is what the doctor wrote on the MRI report. "There is an incompletely evaluated multilobulated cystic finding in the pelvis. This should be further evaluated with dedicated contrast-enhanced female pelvis....
  • 2 months ago

    What kind of hormone imbalance do I have and what options are there to help fix it?

    I am certain that I have a hormone imbalance but I am struggling to narrow down what kind and options to help regain a healthy balance. I have had excessive dark hair on my chin area for the last 10 years (i’m 31), irregular periods (sometimes none at all for months), bloating in my lower abdominal area, occasional reoccurring headaches...all of which lead me to assume high testosterone levels (possibly PCOS) but I also have a very low sex drive. And am very fertile (had 3 kids in 4 years even on....
  • 2 months ago

    Period just stopped

    I’m 36... birthed 4 babies. My youngest is 3 and my tubes are tied. My periods have been regular until this one . I’ve had no issues until now
  • 2 months ago

    Extreme periods

    I started my menstrual period about a month and a half ago. It was normal, lasted about 6 days and was pretty light. Two days after finishing I went to the washroom before bed and had started again, woke up in the morning and it had stopped. This happened 3 days in a row. The fourth started and didn't stop for somewhere around 22 days in that amount of time I went through 4 big boxes of tampons, 3 huge packages of pads and I even used a couple of my 10 month olds diapers because I had ran out....
  • 3 months ago

    Endometriosis....Ehh... I dunno, Possibly?!?!?!

    I was 29 when I had my first child *he's 6*... 6months later found out I was 2 months pregnant with my little girl *she's 5.* Needless to say before my husband I never thought I'd have kids, just because well it hadn't happened so it wasn't meant to be. My periods have ALWAYS been horrible and painful, kinda just assumed I was broken and moved on. I've had cyst rupture; multiple cyst rupture... It happens often. I've had my right ovary removed during emergency surgery....
  • 3 months ago

    Extreme periods

    I started my menstrual period about a month and a half ago. It was normal, lasted about 6 days and was pretty light. Two days after finishing I went to the washroom before bed and had started again, woke up in the morning and it had stopped. This happened 3 days in a row. The fourth started and didn't stop for somewhere around 22 days in that amount of time I went through 4 big boxes of tampons, 3 huge packages of pads and I even used a couple of my 10 month olds diapers because I had ran out....
  • 3 months ago

    birth control pill and ovulation

    I have been taking a birth control pill for years. Always the same kind, just different generic name. I'm normally pretty good about taking it within a 3 hr window. But I'm curious to know how common it is to ovulate on the pill. I know you are not suppose to, but I often get one sided cramps in between my periods and don't know why. I go to the gyno annually and whenever I have an exam done, she never mentions anything about cysts or anything on my ovaries. I feel like what I am experiencing....
  • 4 months ago

    Fibrocystic Breast, Ovary cyst and more.

    I am reaching out concerned that I may have an underling medical issue I wanted to see recommendations on follow up or seeing a type of specialist. I was recently diagnosed with the following in the last few years: Fibrocystic breast, polyps in stomach, a chronic left renal cyst , high white blood cell count for the past few years without illness (range around 12) , fatigue, headaches & ovariant cysts. I always get a UTI right before I start my period every month. Anytime I get a cut or injury....
  • 5 months ago

    Pain in Lower left Pelvic area

    I am a healthy 40 year old. I am not on birth control. For the last few menstrual cycles (cycles are regular -28 days apart), I have had chills, pain on the lower left abdomen, loose stool, aching in my lower back and loss of appetite. It starts on the second day of the cycle. It seems to subside between cycles, although not fully going away. Could it be an ovarian cyst? Or ovarian cancer?. No history of either in my family that I know of. Thanks for any suggestions/input!