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Old 04-10-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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Help average cycle length on 16 days please help

Hi All
It’s been awhile I have posted anything and I was wondering if anyone can advice me with my problem, before I go to the doctors this afternoon to be fobbed off again.

My menstural cycle has always been arounf 25 – 28 days in length, obviously a few hicups over the years. I am now 31 years old, I run 25 miles a week, workout with weights 3 times a week and have been a strict vegitarian for 20 years, no meat or fish. I also walk a lot with my dog at least 2 – 3 miles a day, so I think I am fitter and look after myslef better than the average person I know. Oh and I have no kids.

Over the last 3 years a have brown patches of skin on my face, Doc says this is caused by Eastregen and doesn’t say much more about this. A few weeks ago I spotted brown patches on my breast around the nipple area been given hydrocortisdone 0.5% cream for this and told to use it on my face if I wanted too. No improvement on the marks on breasts and I won’t use this on my face!

My main problem is that I am having 2 periods a month, very exhusting and not to mention the mood swings and been in a constant state of PMS!!! I have always suffered bad PMS and this is just a nightmare.

My last dates are as follows, I have put these through a cycle thingy and it says my avarage cycle length is 16 days, very short:

Jan 23 08 – Bleed for 7 days
Feb 17 08 – bleed for 5 days
Feb 28 08 – bleed for 5 days
Mar 12 08- bleed for 5 days
Mar 23 08 – bleed for 5 days
Apr 10 08 – bleed for ? days

The period starts off with brown old blood and then goes normal heavy flow for a day them tappers off to nothing, then before I know it I am a weepy, paranoid mess, suffering from tension and then releif when I start to bleed again. My breasts, easpecially my nipples have been very tender for the last 3 weeks, there is no chance I am pregnant I have not had sex.
My doc will no doubt offer me the pill, I can’t take this it will make the brown marks worse and cause me pain around the ribs and then start breakthrough bleeding and headaches, I will not take it, it is horrible.

What should my doctor do when presented with this information? I am sick of complaining about PMS and all the other stuff just to be told “its normal for girls to have upset periods”!

Well I am not a girl I am a woman for starters and I really want this sorting out before my mind starts making up things such as cancer ect as I have suffered from crippling health anxiety in the past and something like this will set it off again.

In the past I kept getting thrush but it wasn’t it was another infrction that led to a dialated tube due to the infection. It showed up on a scan and thye gave me anti biotics and nether looked at it again, could this be related, have I been left infetile?

So any advice and claiming reasurrance will be appriciated.

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Old 04-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Help average cycle length on 16 days please help

Well been to the doctors, as expected the doctor not concerned by this, even though I am.

She did some swabs (to check on infection) and if they are negitive she said come back and book in for bloodtests, whatever test they may be I do not know.

Anyone got any suggestions on what is going on with me?

I forgot to mention that I have been getting pains in my thighs (put this down to running and training) and also had a really back back pain right side below ribs, thought I had done something amiss when lifting weights yesterday but it has almost gone now witht he start of my third period in a month.

Please anyone???

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