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A few things going on, being fobbed off and fed up!

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  • A few things going on, being fobbed off and fed up!

    Hi all,
    This is my first post (and has turned in to an essay). I've had/have quite a few things going on like abdominal pains, painful periods, body hair issues, skin problems etc. and I am getting quite fed up and worried about it all. I just need to rant and need some advice on what to do

    A bit about myself: I am 25, female (obviously), generally quite healthy, not had many sexual partners and I have been with my current boyfriend three and a half years. I have always struggled to put on and keep weight on though even though I eat like a pig.

    I have always had rather painful periods and have been on-and-off on all sorts of birth control since i was 16 – painful to the point of nearly passing out (and I think I have a high pain threshold). My body doesn't deal well with Oestrogen based contraceptives and I've had issues like spotting, severe depression and mood swings so I'm now only on Progesterone based contraceptives.
    So, the last 2 years or so I’d say things have been getting progressively worse. Each time I was ovulating I was having sharp horrible pains in one specific point on my abdomen – about half way between my hip and my belly button on the right. It got worse if I coughed and sometimes I wasn't able to stand up or sit down properly. I’ve had painful periods where I haven’t been able to physically walk or stand up, even with strong painkillers that knock me out.
    I am 25 and feel like my skin is even worse than when I was a teenager. It’s extremely oily to the point I can feel it with my fingers if I rub my face. I have spots and painful spot-like lumps that develop around my chin. I have dark hair so had issues with hair on my top lip since I was a teenager but now I suffer with excess hair around my nipples, going from my belly button to my pubic line and I have started developing thick hair on my chin. It isn’t as excessive as I have seen on other women but more thick hairs and darker hairs are growing all the time. It is getting difficult to manage and I have really bad anxiety issues about it. Whilst he is probably already aware, I am terrified of my boyfriend seeing any of this so hair removal is being an obsessive issue. Whilst on the subject of my other half, my libido has almost disappeared over the past two years. It used to be very high in my early 20’s and now I couldn’t care less and try to avoid intercourse if I can. I find intercourse to be extremely painful to the point that sometimes I will double over in pain and can’t cope. It is ruining my relationship.
    I have been back and forth to see doctors for a few years now, about my skin, body hair and periods. I managed to get an appointment with a fantastic doctor who specialises in sexual health when I was having issues with the abdominal pain – I felt like my ovary was going to explode. She carried out an external exam which was painful and then an internal exam which wiped me out. She said the right ovary felt enlarged and referred me to a gynaecologist. For 7 days after the internal exam I was in severe pain, had brown discharge and had to make a few late night appointments to emergency doctors for pain control. I could barely walk, stand up straight or drive a car and my head wouldn’t stop spinning with the pain.
    I went to see the specialist after an ultrasound but I had just finished a period so the pain wasn’t there (as I said earlier it developed around ovulation time). He did an external and internal exam and found nothing despite me saying it was only a specific time of the month that it occurred. To be quite frank, the specialist was awful to me and I left the appointment distraught. He said the ultrasound showed a cyst followed by “you’ve just ovulated though so what do you expect”. He genuinely seemed more concerned that he had had a busy day, was running over his appointment times by 1hour 45 minutes and that he had a holiday abroad booked in a week’s time. He said that the problem must be dietary and I was to go get bloods done for allergies and intolerances.

    All bloods came back fine and I’ve been put off so badly by this specialist that I haven’t spoken another word about it to anybody until now even though there are so many problems still. I had a new implant inserted in June so I haven’t had a period since then which results in no abdominal pains. However, the last implant I had was followed by a period sixth months later. I’m terrified of this period arriving.

    It is becoming quite a concern for me with my other half saying he would like us to start trying for a baby in a year or so and I don’t know what is going on with my own body. I am convinced that everything isn’t ok though and really don’t feel right about it all within myself. I am booked in for a routine cervical smear on the 4th November.

    Sorry for this being such a long post
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