I’m 30years old and have no kids. I stopped birth control in Oct ’11 but began bleeding every day after doing so. It wasn’t until July’12 that they were able to figure out what was causing it (yes, I bleed every day for 9months). After correcting that my body was sent into hormonal turmoil. I had infection after infection after infection after infection (bacterial vagionosis [like 19 or 20 rounds of antibiotics +3shots], yeast [5 to 7 rounds of antifungal], and uti’s[was diagnosed w/several uti’s that were none responsive to treatment so they finally did a culture but there was no infection just high leukocytes] ) and was in extreme pain. This lasted for 5months when I was diagnosed with PID, an ovarian & cervical cyst, kidney stone, and endometriosis. I had surgery [Jan’13] to remove the endometriosis & cyst and check for possible damage caused by the PID. I also had my tubes checked and cleaned during this procedure. Doc. Said all looked good! I also, on a very consistent 24 day cycle (5days) and ovulating on day 13 or 14 [prior to Oct’11 had a very consistent 28day cycle(5days)] I had FSH, prolactin, progesterone, estrogen, etc. checked for fertility all was normal. My last three cycles have been off 23 days, ovulated on day 13(which I didn’t think much of), 26 days (ovulation day 13) which had me a bit worried . Which brings me to my last and current menstrual cycle… It started with ovulation on day 11 and began having pm cramps 4dpo and my cycle was only 20 days. *new cycle* Day 1: light brown discharge with some vaginal tissue remainders when I wiped. Day 2:: was pretty much the same. Day 3: NOTHING AT ALL. Day4: I had a couple of times where it was like I was peeing brown stuff from my vagina. Day 5: brown and watery. Day 6: It’s been like I was peeing red Kool-Aid even with the tampon in it feels like I’m peeing when it falls. I was having bad back and pelvic pain that went into my glutes. None of this cycle has been normal????? Also, my last few cycles prior to this one, I have had a couple of days each cycle where the blood was NEON red ( which is not normal for me either) I didn’t really think much of it at the time b/c everything else was pretty normal. Definitely not pregnant.
1. yes, we are ttc
2. atm none, just woke up so have not checked on anything yet.
I'd also like to point out that my cycle started on Friday. Sat about 1 or 2 in the morning I had bad pain on my left side so I took a pain pill. When I got up in the morning I had bad back pain that wrapped around my ribs and into my tummy so I walked to take another pain pill. On my way back I stopped in my tracks b/c I got very nauseous, dizzy, and light headed and heat came over my body. Made it back to bed turned on heating pad. This pain only lasted a few minutes. Around 4pm that same day I was out and about I got very light headed, dizzy and nauseous again. I sat down and broke into a cold sweat this only lasted a few minutes. I had assumed that the 4pm one happened b/c of the stress of worrying about the other stuff.
3. I'm on amitriptyline 25mg. ( I was put on this at some point when I was having all my medical problems that started in July'12 b/c it has a side effect of urinary retention, sleep, helps with pain, and is used for depression.)
4. I do have a history of depression & anxiety , however, until last Friday when I started my cycle early neither of these were not an issue. I do not work and while our relationship is not perfect it's pretty darn good and have had no relationship issues for a while. He is successful so knock on wood no financial issues. We did put baby making on pause for a few month after surgery so I have actually be en very happy looking forward to getting the ball rolling again with that.
5. I am 5'5 approx. 125. I am physically active but in no way do I do any strenuous activities. I seldom drink, never smoked, no history of drugs, and stay away from caffeine
No thyroid problem that I'm aware of. I know that for my last physical[which I had sometime in 2012] it was fine
at the moment
What is causing it all of a sudden to do that?
why was my "O" date all of a sudden early? Why was my cycle 20 days? why is there a brown watery discharge? Why was there nothing on day 3? Why is the blood so thin that it's like I'm peeing? why has my cycle gone past 5 days? The unusual pain and symptoms that have accompanied this cycle? etc.. As I said NOTHING has been normal and yes this is 1st time this have ever happened to me. I pointed out the last few inconsistencies in the last few cycles and my previous medical history in case you thought anything was connected/a precursor to something else. Started my cycle at age 11 from age 14 to 29 I knew what to expect, when to expected, and how long to expected it. Then I had the bleed issue for nine months. Found out my cycle dropped to 24 days, but still I have what to expect, when to expect it. My cycle has been like clockwork ... this is not normal for me
the endometriosis was removed
Based on the symptoms/history do you think it could be premature menopause/perimenopause?
Yes, laparoscopically. "Monopolar scissors was used excise the larger one and the smaller was ablated w/cautery." Also, with the possible bleeding from the fallopian tube... there was a mishap during surgery [Jan'13] "inadvertent cautery of the right fallopian tube w/partial transection of the ampullary portion." she said that there should be no permanent damage ---Could this have anything to do w/any of my problems? Just wondering on the thyroid issue... I have been practicing Taekwondo for a year now and one of my concerns is that I require A LOT more water breaks than anyone else and when sparring ("friendly" sparring only) I'm out of breath very easily and can only make it 1 or 2 rounds whereas no one else, including people 2 &3 x's my size have this problem ... could this be connected w/my thyroid, Thanks!
Thank you so much! I have made an appointment for tomorrow
Dr. said that all blood work and ultra sound look good. That it is now a waiting game to see if this will happen again. He has referred me to a reproductive specialist for an Hysterosalpingogram.
Hi there, I am having the same problem again this cycle. I started watery brown discharge on day 26 (day 19 of normal cycle) of when the brown discharge started last month. It has been going on for 3 days now. Also I had been using the clear blue easy 2day ovulation digital predictor kit, but it only gave one day w/smiley face every time so I stopped checking for a 2nd day. This last cycle with everything going on I got the clear blue 4 day OPK. It gave me NO "high" I only got a reading at "peak" on day17/10. It stays that way for 48 hrs so I could not retest w/that device. So I used the 2 day for the next day (which was still in that 48hr period) but came back negative.
Any other suggestions on whats causing my cycle to be out of whack/the brown discharge/ the brown discharge so early/late.
why am I only showing a spike w/ovulation hormones 1day? Could this be affecting my fertility?
yes, I was tested for thyroid. it came back negative
I cant honestly say no, but I honestly believe it's not related. I have always had anxiety problems... much, much, much worst than I am now. and that has never been an issue
I just wanted to thank you so much for you help!!! I transferred my care to a more trusted doctor (7hrs away). All of the above blood work you suggested was normal. She went ahead a did another ultrasound and found that I have a cyst on my left ovary. She is putting me on a 1 month round of birth control pills for this. She also did a pelvic exam (which the first doctor fail to do) and came back negative for BV and yeast but had a high white blood cell count so she put me on a 10 day round of the antibiotic Doxycycline. She will be checking progesterone levels for ovulation and preforming a HSG in the near future.
Ok, very sorry to bother you again... and if I need to ask as a new question I will, but wanted to let you know that they are connected. The doc. told me that the pelvic pain could be caused by the cyst, however, last night after having level 20 pain in the pelvic/glute area and about a 4 or 5 this morning I googled endometriosis which you mentioned (keep in mind that previously I had a lot of things going on at once that I had never had before so narrowing down what pain belong to what was pretty much impossible) and found this site: http://www.endo-resolved.com/symptoms.html I have pretty much EVERY symptom. Two other of my complaints were severe cramping w/diarrhea and fatigue (which she did find a vitamin D deficiency) and she found that I was "abnormally sensitive" when she did the pelvic exam.
My question to you is you mentioned Depo Lupron. Can you please tell me how this helps endometriosis? ... I've read that it is used as birth control... how will this medicine affect my fertility? how will the endometriosis affect my fertility?
I am scheduled for an appt. on the 16th as a follow up, but will let her know that this is going on. The pelvic pain started again on Thurs evening but was tolerable. Last night, however, a heating pad was doing nothing so I finally had to take a pain pill. I also, since last Friday have had hardly any to no appetite but have been doing a candida cleansing diet. I read on the inet that candida die off could possible be a cause of this. just not sure though...