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Hi. My name is Sarah and I'm 18.
I had my first period when I was ten, and from then they were very regular, every thirty days to the day. However I had severe period pain. When I was 16 I had the depo contraceptive injection for 9 months during which I had little or no bleeding. After stopping getting the injection my periods returned but are extremely heavy, extremely painful and are every other week. As you can imagine this was unbearable. I was referred for an ultrasound and was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and also have a possible uterine polyp. Is there a possibility that the conditions were caused by the contraceptive injection because symptoms only appeared after I had had it and then come off it? Also, what is the chance of me being infertile? I am certainly not planning on having children for years but I would definitely like to have children one day. (I should also point out I have suffered with anxiety and depression for the past 12 months and have had CBT for it which was unsuccessful. Could this be due to the endometriosis?)
Any advice/explanations would be greatly appreciated.
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