First and foremost, make an appointment with your Gynecologist. If you end up in severe pain again go to the closest ER. You really can't put any faith in when/if you will ever have severe pain again. You can certainly get at home tests but I've never tried them and I don't know how reliable they are. I would highly reccomend that you find a Reproductive Endocrinologist who specializes in PCOS. Depending on where you live and what hospital/medical center you use, you may be able to find a doctor online on their websites. Look at each doctor you find and check what their specialties are and call their office and make a new patient appointment. It may take a while to get in but in the meantime just do what I do; research PCOS and fill your brain with info. You will get a better understanding of what it is and what it means. Just don't allow yourself to become depressed and stressed out. That can make everything feel worse inside your body.
Long answer but I felt like I could try and give you something to go on. Hope it helped!
I have bowel issues and I' trust my gut' when it comes to what's wrong with me. I believe that PCOS and GI issues are related. I found info. online but I'd have to google it again and copy the link. I'll try to get that done asap for you. In the mean time, maybe it could be just a GI issue. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.View Thread
I have 'chronic' diarreah from taking zoloft and pelvic pain from cysts, which I KNOW that's what the pelvic pain is from. Oh wait, I forgot, PCOS doesn't CAUSE pelvic pain.....Riiiiight. I'm getting all worked up over that statement from my OB/GYN. It still pisses me off! Thankfully I found a different one and have an app. in June. But for my PCOS I cannot wait until I see the reproductive endo doctor.
I supposedly have IBS(diagnosed in 2004), Fibromyalgia(diagnosed 2010), and stress related pain including pelvic(told to me by PCP and GYN). They all act like I want Vicodin or something. Thanks but I really want a damn answer instead of being spoken to like I am a child. If this endocrinologist turns out to be another flake, I'm going to look into alternative medicine.
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I have been using Levora for 2 years now and I have used it in the past. It's the generic form of Nordette. I am stopping my birth contol pills for my own reasons. I don't know how old you are but you have the same exact symptoms I did off birth control. The problem you face now is getting a vaginal ultrasound, which is not uncomfortable by any means but it will show the tech your ovaries and uterus. I highly reccomend staying on birth control though if you are young and don't want kids right now. If you are older and want kids then I'd find a way to get the ultrasound like going to the ER and say that you feel pelvic pain and you think you may have a burst cyst. I know lying is wrong but you gotta do what you gotta do. Where you live is important too, like if you can get free care or something similar.View Thread
This was after I felt a cyst pop and my E.R. visit, I followed up with the doctor and demamded another ultrasound. I was treated like a fool so I wrote her a letter.
I came to you because of pelvic pain and discomfort, not looking for drugs but maybe another clue or suggestion like endometriosis, and the fact that what I felt was a cyst burst that ultimately caused a trip to the ER. It doesn't matter if I'm wrong or right. What matters was that your reaction was uncalled for. I sat there, half naked, on the table trying not to cry as you told me PCOS does not cause pain. The self-centered 'I'm a doctor and you're not' smirk on your face lit a fire under my a@# and for the first time I realized that doctors like you don't see a patient as a human being. You saw me as a foolish 32 year old who felt pain and despite what I said, you completely disgregarded that and proceeded to tell me I was wrong. I was WRONG about my pain and you, as smug as you were, told me that. Yes you are a doctor of Gynecology but haven't you learned to actually listen to your patients? Have you actually figured out that not all patients fit the same stereotype you assume? You made me feel like a fool for demanding another ultrasound that clearly showed a fluid resembling a burst cyst. I am not an uneducated individual. But apparently you seem to think that you are truly the most educated between the two of us and maybe you are. But I know when something goes wrong or doesn't feel right in my own body and you proceeded to treat me like an idiot. I will find another gynecologist who will actually listen to his/her patients and I sincerely hope that as you grow in your practice, you will find that more patients like me exist and you will see what we as patients feel and that you begin to treat us as human beings. Until then, good luck and I truly wish you well as a doctor of medicine.View Thread
My hair has definately thinned out and I have a small bald spot that is hidden. This started happening about 3 years ago. My hair is brittle at the ends and when I brush itI get a nice clump in my hand. Apparently I've had PCOS since I was app. 25 due to my cycle history. But yet, they didn't check it until 3 months ago. Lucky me.View Thread