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excessive menstraul bleeding/pain and paraovarian cysts

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  • Posted By: blossom6
  • October 4, 2007
  • 10:50 PM

Help!!!!

I have had a biopsy of the uterus, vaginal AND abdominal ultrasound, ultrasound found paraovarian cyst 4 cm.
However, left ovary could not be seen, and uterus was elongated and they could not get a full view, but the report says it was of normal view. The doctor AND technician said that a full view was not seen and the left ovary wasn't seen at all.
I have been on my period for 35 days.
No one can tell me about the bleeding except that it can be treated with birth control.
I cannot take birth control, and my periods have NEVER been abnormal until a month ago. I am 41 years old.
No one can do anything for me, but I know, I KNOW that there is something wrong.
I have pelvic pain and a feeling of heaviness on my bladder.
I don't want a bandaid slapped on it, and told that I am perimenopausal....something is not right!!! Anyone else have these symptoms with no diagnosis?
Thanks!!!!!

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  • Find the name of a good laparoscopic gyn surgeon in your area. It's time for a look-see. The cyst should be removed, and the source of the bleeding identified. You probably also should check your iron levels - I'd guess you're anemic by now. It's probably either fibroids, adenomyosis/endometriosis, and/or you're progesterone deficient. For immediate relief, I'd suggest over the counter natural progesterone cream to help stop the bleeding. Also, I'd suggest reading Dr. John Lee's book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 00:01 AM
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  • Thanks for the information....What I did not mention was that I have lost 40 pounds in the last 8 weeks, without trying. I thought this would be a red flag to the doctor but she said nothing.I needed to lose weight , but for a year I was trying to lose weight and it wouldn't budge no matter what I tried....and now I don't want to eat, I feel full when I eat just a very little amount and the pounds just keep melting off.So I guess I will check into second opinions,....this is my new doctor though, the old one also did test and told me that it was just symptoms of possible early menopause, AND I had the same ultrasounds a year ago and they came up without ANYTHING at all on them, and they could tell me nothing. I did not have the weight loss issue then though.I am very conscious of my body and what is happening to it...I know something is different other than premenopaue symptoms....when they were barely pressing on my lower abdomen to get a picture with that wand , I almost threw up from the pain. But yet they tell me nothing is in the pix.... :eek:
    blossom6 2 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 03:31 AM
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  • Well, fibroids and adenomyosis and endometriosis all arise from an imbalance of hormones. A fall off of progesterone (and estrogen) begins in the early 40's and gradually results in menopause a decade later. During this period we're very vulnerable to cysts and fibroids, etc. And they do cause pain - lots. I found taking birth control pills during this time exacerbated the whole thing once I would take a break. And, you do want to take a break becoz of all of the warnings about stroke and cardiovascular issues in women over 40 taking the pill. Progesterone cream has workrd well for me...the adenomyosis took about 2 months to go away and i have had no new cysts. My periods are clot-free and no longer painful. My mood swings are all gone too. Plus, no more menstrual migraine. I feel it helped me avoid a hysterectomy.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 03:50 AM
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  • I've been losing weight too...down to 120 from 133...and it just has been sliding off. It has got to be all hormonal. One day when I'm feeling richer I want to get my hormone levels measured and get some bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacist. I think it will be well worth it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 03:55 AM
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  • Oh and endometrial tissues dont show up in the pics becuse they're hard to distinguish from normal tissue - thats why they have to open you up.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 03:59 AM
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  • Hey THanks Alot!! WHat kind of progesterone cream? Are there side effects associated with that.?I appreciate this immensely. I have driven myself crazy and cannot sleep wondering what the results of that biopsy is going to be. And the doctor will not contact me until after Monday.It makes me feel a little less worried.I was prescribed Wellbutrin for all the mood swings and because I cannot tolerate birth control, but if this can be regulated somehow with progesterone or bioidentical hormones or natural over the counter stuff then I am all for NOT taking this Wellbutrin anymore...Thanks for all your info and experience.
    blossom6 2 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 04:52 AM
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  • Someone needs to get a look at that left ovary. A CT of the abdomen/pelvis could rule out some of the things you are worried about.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 10:30 AM
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  • I use Progestacare by Life flo because it contains no parabens and has a pump that gives measured doses. Get the John Lee book - it's REALLY helpful. And, take rad's advice about getting a ct scan.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 00:38 PM
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  • I forgot about side effects - occasionally achey breasts or some vivid dreams...if I get them I cut back on the cream from twice a day to once day. Btw, you take it from day 6 to day 26 of your cycle. For you now, since you have been continuing to bleed, just start and quit around when you would expect to get your period. And, I get the progesterone from Amazon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
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  • How about an alt doc that can correctly assess you ? I am going to rain on the parade now. Dr. Lee's work was a breakthrough when it was occurring, but insight and treatment has approved in the last five or six years. If organs can be helped to heal well, then NO hormone replacement is necessary. The adrenals are supposed to take over hormone production and the ratio is critical, not the amounts. I know I am I guy, but I began to work with hormonal imbalances because so many ladies that I treated for back problems complained of hormone problems that did not respond very well or at all to traditional medical treatment. I would suggest find an alt local health pro that used Standard Process or Systemic Formulas procucts to help regain balance. If the organs become healthy again, you should not need ongoing "hormone replacement." I have assessed and used these on many females with good results.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 11:53 PM
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  • The problem of going to an alt help professional for me is that we already invest over $8,000 a year in health insurance for family coverage - this is 25% of my husband's salary. My salary covers mortgage, real estate taxes and property insurance, so all we have to live on is what is left of what my husband makes. He had a stroke 2 years ago, and we owed a total of only $696 on a hospital bill of over $40k. My daughter has to have yearly full back MRIs (due to syrinx) which we would be charged $11,500 for if we did not have insurance. Insurance is for us VERY expensive, but essential. Since we're supposed to be middle class, I suspect we're not very unusual. I love the idea of natural health alternatives, and I promote them, but I'm forced to be a self-resource for them. I can afford to research the net, read a book, buy natural progesterone, and perform EFT on myself, but it would be a real hardship to invest in an alt health practitioner.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2007
    • 01:26 AM
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  • Help!!!! I have had a biopsy of the uterus, vaginal AND abdominal ultrasound, ultrasound found paraovarian cyst 4 cm.However, left ovary could not be seen, and uterus was elongated and they could not get a full view, but the report says it was of normal view. The doctor AND technician said that a full view was not seen and the left ovary wasn't seen at all.I have been on my period for 35 days.No one can tell me about the bleeding except that it can be treated with birth control.I cannot take birth control, and my periods have NEVER been abnormal until a month ago. I am 41 years old.No one can do anything for me, but I know, I KNOW that there is something wrong.I have pelvic pain and a feeling of heaviness on my bladder.I don't want a bandaid slapped on it, and told that I am perimenopausal....something is not right!!! Anyone else have these symptoms with no diagnosis?Thanks!!!!!You could have several things going on at the same time.I would check out PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS and thyroid disease. The weight loss could be due to either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2007
    • 06:41 PM
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