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Really Worried :-(

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 21, 2007
  • 00:09 AM

Last year I started spotting while on the pill, my doctor told me to stop taking it and see what happens. (helpful chap) Since then I have started bleeding after sex. Sometimes its just a light red staining that stops almost immediately, on occasion it has been almost like a period and goes on several days. I went back to the doc who put me back on the pill and referred me to the hospital. I am 27, still suffer from acne and I get the odd hair growing where ladies shouldn't have them, and i have heavy periods which stop for a day halfway through then start again, so I know something is wrong with my hormones. I've had a smear last year that was normal, and tested clear for STDs a few months ago. Both my mother and grandmother suffered from ovarian cysts and/or endometriosis but both had children quite young. I'm worried that the hospital will tell me that I have left it too late. Anyone got any idea what it is most likely to be?
I do suffer from panic attacks and the thought of undergoing surgery makes me break down. I'm so worried, can anyone help?

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  • I have hair too where women do not typically get hair, it's called hirsutism. It sounds like you may have some sorta hormonal imbalance, which is not determined by a pap or anything other than a blood test. Sometimes elevated estrogen levels is then converted into testosterone which then could cause the continuation of acne and the facial hair. I suffer from a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome, also called PCOS. Where essentially there are cysts on my ovaries causing over production of estrogen, then it's converted into that famous male hormone within my body. We all have a certain amount of testosterone but the overproduction of estrogen leads to more turn around around of it. I would definetly go to your GYN and ask them to test your hormones. Specifically estrogen and testosterone. Another thing that sometimes goes with PCOS is hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) related to insulin resistance and high cholesterol. www.soulcysters.com is a great website for help and insight. Best of luck and feel free to message me if you have any questions!
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