Hi I'm 23 years old and for the last two years, I've been suffering with abnormal bleeding. My periods have been regular, but very heavy since early teens. I bleed every day and times get sharp pains in my abdominal area or my vagina. At times when I miss a couple of days of not bleeding, I get bleeding from my bottom. I haven't been able too have sex as very painful and bleeding occurs even with stimulation externally. I had a examination from my doctor. Which was very painful, my cervix looked clear she said. But a lot blood formed. Since then, which was three months ago, my periods have stopped but abnormal bleeding still ocurring. I jus recently have started a period. But it was so painful, I went to hospital. High dose painkillers was given but wouldn't touch the pain, just made me drowsy. I recently became aneamic due to the amount of blood I lost. I began to get pain in my pelvis when opening my bowels but regular bowel movement. No straining done. I get pains in my thighs and my stomach. Recently in the last three months the pain has increased. Any advice? Alex
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The change in bleeding pattern and abnormal pain, pelvic pain, bowel symptoms suggest possibility of other serious problems like adenomyosis, fibroids or endometriosis. You will need to visit a gynecologist and request for imaging like ultrasound and/or laparoscopic examination to see what is going on. The faster it gets diagnosed, earlier treatment can be started for symptom relief.
Hi, thank you for getting back to me. I've been to the gynaecologist and he has just put me on tablets called provera. which isn't helping at all. also I'm not sexually active as its too painful for me to experience. no one is really listening to me. I was recently tested for any infections and anaemia, which came back negative. so I'm in a position, where I cant do anything more, just sit and suffer, as I'm just being turned away and given painkillers, which aren't helping. I was also told that because I'm not sexual active, I cant have endometriosis! any advice, would be greatly appreciated.
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