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Menapause at 23???? help!

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  • Posted By: sodslass
  • September 18, 2008
  • 07:21 AM

Hi, I wondered if someone could help me with a slight problem. My last period was 8th Aug 2008. about 2-3 weeks after this i spotted a tiny bit for a day (pink not dark). My period was due 8th sept as i'm always regular...only i'm now 10days late.
I've had 6 pregnancy tests...4 home, 2 doctors. each one negative.
I'm experiencing pain and menstrual cramps...but the pain is also down both legs and mainly all down my right.
I would like to know if anyone can help me with this problem. Surely it can't be menapause at 23years of age?? I do get these symptoms of menapause such as sweating a lot and the shaking feeling in bed at night. i'm due for a smear 25th sept but only as it wouldv'e been in the middle of my cycle. I was tested for chlamydia in 2004 and that came back neg but they are also testing me for this when i have my smear.
Does anyone have any idea's as whats going on?? and also, could this still mean i may be pregnant?

thanks for your time...much appreciated. x

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  • Look up hyperthyroidism as it could cause the symptoms you're complaining about.Have you had your thyroid checked?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:00 PM
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  • Hi. Thank youfor the advice. My GP took lots of blood off me on tuesday (16th) I think he's doing the works as ive have a lot of other symptoms for the past 20 month. i had my thyroid checked in may but it was within the normal range. so i'm told. My doctors previously had just put my sypmtoms down to depression. even though i'm totally fine. So once i find out the results on tuesday 23rd i'll know for sure if it is my thyroid. Thanks again for your help.clare
    sodslass 11 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:40 PM
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  • Hi clare,You'll find this website helpful in regards to thyroid information:http://www.freewebs.com/thyroidIt leads to a forum with very supportive moderators and people.You should make sure you know the ranges of your tests and your test results. Many doctors say your tests are normal when in fact they are borderline hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Some won't treat until your symptoms are severe.Good luck with your tests.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:46 PM
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  • Thank you very much for the info. can i ask my GP for a copy of my results...and if yes...could i show it to you and you can tell me if they are normal?? thanks again clare
    sodslass 11 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:56 PM
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  • Taking into account the menstrual symptoms, is it possible you have endometriosis. It doesn't have to just be in your abdomen. Technically it can occur anywhere in the body because your blood flows everywhere. I'm getting tests done to rule out other things first, but I've got what seems like a classic case and it started with periods coming on their own time and no positive pregnancy tests... Endo can also occur with a variety of autoimmune disorders like thyroid problems. It might be worth bringing up at your next appointment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 07:20 PM
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  • thank u for the advice. i appreciate it. i've been for a smear and to test the full works for sti's etc...which i shouldn't have as ive had the same partner for 5 year now...(so if i do then he's got explaining to do..lol) but ive had blood tests and everything done and they've all come back normal. how do they test for lymes?? and is there anything that could be wrong....with blood tests being fine etc??thank you x
    sodslass 11 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 09:04 AM
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  • If all the gyno test results come back ok, I would consider having tests done on your back.Sometimes people don't think of the back, when the pain is centered in front of the body. You may have a disc problem, pinching a nerve, causeing the pain in the legs, like sciatica. Also the sacroliliac is in the pelvic region and maybe inflamed. Many of the nerves come out of the spine that go to the pelvic area, the pain would radiate. You mention symptoms when your lying down, could be from pressure. Hope you feel better soon~~JerseyLymie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 10:38 AM
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