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In June I went to my GP with a number of issues who refered me to an endocrinologist, I had this appointment two days ago and mentioned the following issues ive been having for approx 1 year (apologies for tmi)
-Hot and sweating all the time all over body - cant cool down with air, water, layers etc
-Gained a stone and a half in two months so changed to paleo diet and exercising daily - no weight lost
-Round and fat face with red rash
-Dark hair everywhere on body (upper lip and rest of face) , regrows straight after been plucked/shaved
-Constant lower back pain - predominantly left side
-Inwardly arched back (always asked why im sticking my stomach out although not doing it intentionally)
-Irregular menstruation - prolonged periods of bleeding (max 10 weeks) - extremely heavy with large clots
-Constant abdominal bloating
-Insect bites/cuts I've had for weeks not healing and leaving awful purple scars
-Sore feet - plantar fasciitis
-Intolerance to bright lights or daylight - always have to wear sunglasses (even when dull or dark)
-Headaches in specific points on forehead
-Tiredness during day but struggle to sleep at night - can sleep for 12 hours
-Stretch marks deep purple all over stomach, sides, thighs
-Lump on back of neck that increases and decreases in size, feels like a knot that needs working out
- according to partner I am constantly irritable and lose my temper over insignificant things
After telling the endo all of this he mentioned cushings, endometriosis and early menopause, I then had blood taken to test a number of hormones by the looks of it and on monday I am due to do a 48 hour urine test. Does anyone have any advice on whether the doctors suspicions may be correct or if theres anything else it could be? I am only 21 so getting slightly concerned!
thanks in advance!
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