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When I first started having period they were rather heavy and I had a lot of discomfort (like most girls) it was just during my exams and I couldn't sit through one without needing to go to the toilet so I went on the pill to reduce the heavy flow of my period.
The doctors then encouraged me to go on the depo injection (for ease and convenience- I'd never missed or forgotten to take my pill but I went ahead and started that). I had the injection for around 2.5 years during this time I hardly had any periods (bliss or so I thought). I then went onto the pill and since then came off it. After about 1.5 years I'd had no periods. They'd vanished. I went to the doctors to see what was going off. To this day I blame myself for happily taking medication and not questioning the impact on my body. But being 18 I wasn't bothered about my future health problems.
The doctor thought it could be PCOS and sent me for an ultrasound and it has since revealed I have a large 7cm cyst on my right ovary and one on my left(it is smaller). I have been in a lot of pain and very uncomfortable. Since finding out I've looked up the issues surrounding the cyst and found that not being able to hold your bladder etc is one. I had to quit my bootcamp a few months ago due to me wetting myself during the class. I can laugh, cough and sneeze and I will wet myself.
I am only 23. I've been referred to the gynaecologist but it is 2 months away till the appointment. I know if they felt it was something more serious they would speed up the process but my worry is ill lose my ovaries and I have only just got married and ideally would be looking to start a family. I know I'm not the only one in this situation but my gp is always very cautious when saying what might/might not happen. Just wondered of any other experiences, what do you think the docs will do (in your opinion) I'd prefer not to have surgery but not sure if that's possible. Thank you in advance, X
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