I’ve had an ongoing condition for the past 6 years that the doctors I’ve seen can’t seem to figure out. However, my current problem is that I’ve had my periods since February and following that , 3 or 4 days later, I will start spotting or as of now, having basically a second light period! I just want and need someone who is willing to help me with something that concerns my health and isn’t related to taking birth control (which has not worked as yet for me in the past).
Please, someone help!
Before I try to answer your questions, please send me answers to several questions:
- How old are you?
- Have you ever been pregnant? If so, how many babies have you had and how many miscarriages and/or abortions have you had?
- What diagnoses have you been told by your doctors?
- How painful are your periods and what do you do for the pain if it happens?
- How often do you have intercourse and is it painful?
- From what you have been told, read about or looked up on the internet, what do you think is causing your pattern of bleeding?
- What else about you do you want me to know?
Please send me back your history and I will get back to you.
Her email reply on 4-12:
- I am 25 years of age.
- I have not been pregnant that I know of. I had a possible miscarriage the end of January or beginning of February.
- I have yet to be diagnosed with anything; however, almost all of the doctors that I’ve seen keep leaning towards endometriosis. I was diagnosed with mild gastritis.
- I have intercourse a few times a week or more as long as I’m not sick or on my period. The periods can be painful, mostly in certain positions.
- Honestly, I’m not really sure what would be causing this to happen at this point in time. I was told a possible sexual transmitted disease or miscarriage.
- Throughout the 6 years I have spent getting sick (every month during my menstrual cycle); I have had an upper endoscopy, a colonoscopy, many CAT scans and sonograms, including internal sonograms. I have tried numerous amounts of birth control (one which caused my hair to fall out, in my opinion). I’ve had an EKG done due to my breathing and they told me my heart was pausing. I’ve ‘lactated’ where both breasts were full with some sort of liquid to the point that it would squirt out like a squirt gun. Before all of this started, I weighed a healthy 145 pounds, but I went down to 103 and now I can’t get past 115-120 pounds. I know it is some sort of hormonal imbalance and I just pray that t is not endometriosis. I really just want a doctor who is willing to work with me and actually wants to help me. I had insurance in the past for a short period of time, but now I cannot afford it, so I’ve been without ever since. I feel like I live in the ER and I’ll only go when I’m low on potassium and fluids to prevent me from passing out. I’m tired of running into dead ends. Someone has to be willing to help, even if it is just a little.
I hope all of this helps.
You have a very complex set of issues and I must tell you right off that I am not an infertility expert and I gather that this is the problem that weighs most heavily on your mind. I am going to file your history under your name. Call me and I want us to come up with a complete problem list for you. Right now I can see several problems:
2. Severe pelvic pain (rule out endometriosis)
3. Pain during intercourse
4. Weight loss from 145 to 103
5. Frustration and stress and possible depression – have you ever thought that you have been depressed?
6. Possible miscarriage on January 2013.
Call me and we will discuss your diagnoses. I will help you if I can. Perhaps endometriosis is the basis of many of your problems. I know that is not what you want to hear. AND, most important, don’t give up for a moment.
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