Hi everyone. i have known since i was about 18 that i have pcos, ive been through years of absent periods, heavy bleeding, terrible cramps, pain during sex, and being unable to conceive. the worst symptom of all tho ..has to be this awful pain that leaves me doubled over. it comez on usually a week or 2 before my period, it can be triggered by sex or for no reason at all. it starts as a slight sharp pain inside my lower abdomen, i cant put any pressure on my rear at all ; so usually end up doubled over on my knees. The pain gets stronger and stronger...then fades away, and carries on like that for an hour or so, like contractions. it is the most scary painful time of my life wen i get this pain, i dread it every month, and also dread it happening wen im not at home, because i cant straighten my body out or even move. It leaves me shaking and absolutely drained, my stomach is swollen and sore for a few days after it. is this linked to my pcos? Or could it be something totally different? Thanx in advance for any comments :) x
Such a severe type of dysmenorrhoea needs to be investigated to find out the cause. PCOS should not be causing so much pain. Ultrasounds scan of the pelvis and if needed laparoscopy may be necessary to reach a diagnosis. Consult a gynaecologist for an evaluation. Hope this helps.
Take care and good luck.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.