Hope this is in the right forum and hope somebody can help!
My girlfriend has been having lower stomach pains over the past few days, on both left and right sides.
She's had similar pains before and the doctor is sending her for a scan in the next few weeks as she's also not been having her periods for around 5 months (not due to pregnancy).
The periods not happening could be due to some sort of hormone level being too high (after a blood test confirmed levels were high) so the doc thinks there could be cysts or something there but I'm not completely sure of the details.
We had unprotected sex just over a week ago. As her periods are still not happening we are both sure that she cannot get pregnant, but she is concerned that she could be.
Has anybody got any ideas or had the same symptoms, if so what was the outcome?
I had the same problems about 10 years ago and they were indeed cysts. The doctor put me on birth control, which is straight hormones, and that shrank them down. One was the size of an orange but it shrank. It's good she's gone to the doctor, they could rupture and worst case, cause her to lose her ovary. Most of the time, though, they go up and down in size, so make sure she follows the doc's orders even though they may shrink on their own. I read somewhere that 70% of all women have cysts at one time or another and they don't know it, but that few experience any symptoms.
Glad your girlfriend is seeking medical treatment for whatever it is ailing her. I'm concerned, though, because of the unprotected sex. Even if a woman isn't having period doesn't mean that at some point she'll ovulate. There is no way to know this, really, until either her period comes or she finds herself pregnant. Unless you're OK with a baby, you may want to use some protection. Just my advice.
Thats true about the unprotected sex part. She could still ovulate even though she isn't having a true period. Also my sister had pains in her lower stomach for 3 months and then it turned out she had an ectopic pregnancy. So check into everything you can but it is indeed good that she is getting doctors help.