Pain in ovaries please help!

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Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Babykeys32 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:23 pm

Im 23 and have PCOS, currently taking doxycycline for Ureaplasma Urealyticum (ex partner had it so im being treated) and betahistine for sickness.

I have had lots of different kinds of pain in my left and right ovary area recently over the last 2 weeks. Its mainly on left but on right also and is increasing in frequency and severity. I now suffer pain 80% of the day. It is aggravated by bending down, lifting my legs too high, wearing tight jeans or doing anything which puts pressure on the ovary area. It is definitely not stomach or back pain - it is definitely ovarian pain.

I experience: Internal burning sensation, skin on area is sensitive to touch, sharp stabbing pains, dull ache and bruised-like feeling, and occasional bursts of cramping. I also have bouts of intense nausea and dizziness, and struggle to travel without feeling extremely sick.

I have seen the doctors and even been to emergency doctors the other night when it was very very bad. No one has been able to shed any light. They have referred me for an ultrasound and prescribed co-codamol and vertigo medication but they don't seem too worried that the pain is getting worse? Im now really panicking because it is starting to become quite debilitating and my husband is having to do a lot for me - i even struggle to put on underwear myself. I've taken a couple of days off work last week to rest but i really cant afford to take more and i'm really struggling to work - especially sitting at a desk really hurts and i cant focus.

Please could anyone offer an opinion on what this might be? Is it endometriosis? I'm finding it very hard to cope.Thank you xxxx
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Re: Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Hols969 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:15 pm

Yes I agree on the endometriosis possibility, generally pain is not a symptom of pcos and I do think you need further investigation (unfortunately with endo it needs to be a laparoscopy as they cannot tell anything from a scan), you do sometimes need to be quite pushy (so take your hubbie with you), I would read up the endo symptoms and see if you can pinpoint any so you can say to your GP that you have this this and this. The other thing is go and see an endocrinologist as they specialist in BOTH pcos and endo so should be able to help you get the answers you need. Good luck
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Re: Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Babykeys32 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:43 am

Thank you for replying :) Over time this has slowly eased off so i have been able to return to work and feel a bit more normal. I have however booked a private Baseline scan at a fertility clinic as i just cant deal with the nhs anymore...they have really let me down.

So i just have to wait for a period now as the nurse said its best to do the scan in cycle days 1-5. Hopefully i will get some answers. Wish me luck!!
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Re: Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Hols969 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:14 am

What should the baseline scan show as I haven't heard of it before?
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Re: Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Babykeys32 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:43 pm

Its what the clinic call an internal-up-the-hooha ultrasound scan. Its just to look for cysts/tissue as i've never actually been given any kind of scan before.
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Re: Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Hols969 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:07 pm

LOL - ok hope its not costing you too much as it wont really tell you much, just whether you have cysts or not (and they can come and go anyway as only a symptom). They may see if you have a large cyst though (which is not the same type of cyst as a pcos cyst as these are really follicles) so could possibly be explaining the discomfort. Have you googled ovarian cysts (don't frighten yourself to death by doing it though!!)

Unfortunately it wont be able to see if you have endometriosis which I think is a high possibility. I would ask your gp to refer you to an endocrinologist (or go and see one privately if you can afford it (as they can then refer you back via the NHS if you need further things done)).

I hope you get the answers you need as life is too short to be in such pain and discomfort.
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Re: Pain in ovaries please help!

Postby Babykeys32 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:31 am

Thank, I will do that. I think me and my partner have decided to wait for the NHS scan first, because the pain has eased off a bit since starting the supplements. Its so confusing because the private clinic said i need to wait for a my period and have the scan on days 1-5...but the nhs doctor didn't mention that? I've googled so much stuff haha and yes mainly scared myself silly. There is so much conflicting info its hard to figure out what to believe. Anyway thanks for chatting to me about it....il let you know if i ever get any answers!! X
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