I am 37 and was pregnant for the 1st time in my life this yr in Feb. Unfortunately it was poor timing and we opted to terminate. I had a surgical (suction) abortion at 7 wks on 3/17/10. I have had no periods since, but experience horrible sharp cramping (and migraines) when my period SHOULD arrive. I am on the pill and am definitely not pregnant (tested yesterday via bloodwork at hosp.). I have been to the dr regularly testing to see what this issue is/ why no periods. We have completed a physical, a pap, blood and urine tests, pelvic exams and ultrasounds. My only finding was that I apprently have adenomyosis.
I found this diagnosis to be odd. I was on the pill from age 16-37 (stopped it in Dec thinking it would take months and months to get pregnant hence being stunned at the Feb pregnancy, as I was hoping to get pregnant much later in the yr- we simply were not yet ready.) I have never, ever had cramps or pain at any other point in my life. Only since the abortion have I had these sharp pains, yet no period. I thought if I had this condition, would I not have heard of it earlier? Felt these pains before? Why now?
Any thoughts on this?
Can the surgical abortion procedure inflame or irritate this condition??
I am seeing a gynecologist shortly to find the cause of my not having periods. I have no fever or vomiting, no signs of infection otherwise but have kept thinking to myself there must either be a blockage of some sort of scarring that is not allowing menstruation to occur.
If there is a blockage or scarring, is it unsafe/ unhealthy or are there any risks to not menstruating?
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At your age, the absent periods could also suggests possible early menopause.
The adenomyosis can remain silent for years together, and get flared up with procedures like D&C, surgical abortion. This could be the cause for you having the cramps after the procedure. Meet your gynecologist and discuss about getting hormonal analysis done to see if this is related to menopausal changes or some other cause. In case you do get chance to get pregnant again, go ahead with the pregnancy, as it would be a âprecious pregnancyâ. As maternal age increases, the chances of baby having chromosomal anomalies also increase leading to more miscarriages. Go ahead with treatment for the adenomyosis.
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