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I haven't felt right for about a month but haven't been able to put my finger on it.

The past week or so I have been getting worse. My symptoms are pain inside from under my breasts to my abdomen with bloating, I feel sick after eating, I keep getting dizzy, keep getting headaches, hot flashes, pain in my back and my feces is very smelly. I am 26 years old and female, I have porphyria cutanea tarda type 2 and the only medication I am on is cerazette contraceptive pill.I have done 3 pregnancy tests, all of which were negative. I have PCOS also.

I am at the doctors on monday but that's 4 days away and just wondered if anyone had any ideas what might be wrong with me. Thanks

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replied November 15th, 2008
General Q and A Answer A4891
Current medical status: Feel ill and have done for a month or so, full explaination in question section.
Current medical treatment: Cerazette contraceptive pill, one a day

According to the data you provided, you might be experiencing symptoms due to aggravated porphyria. Porphyria cutanea tarda is only a subtype of porphyry. Porphyry can also affect the liver causing the following symptoms: pain under right ribcage, dizziness, smelly feces.

The situation might worsen when PCOS coexists, due to the possibility of hormone imbalance. The Cerazette, a progestogen and estrogen-free contraceptive, might not be enough to suppress the excretion of estrogen from the polycystic ovaries. Estrogen is a well-known trigger of complications in porphyria.

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