Avatar universal


My husband and I have been trying to conceive for nearly 6 months now.  I am 23 years old and in great health, and have been off the pill for nearly 4 years.  We have been doing ovulation testing and taking temps for the past 4 months and have no sign of ovulation.  The last two months I have had spotting almost constantly between periods and both months right around the time I am suppose to ovulate I have had sharp pains in my perineum (area between vagina and rectum) that only last a few minutes, usually at night and only one or two days.  I have had a pap in the last year and have never had a bad one come back.  Has anyone had similar symptoms???  I have a gyno appointment in 2 1/2 months, but I wonder if I should go sooner.  I did also have a problem about 3 years ago I did not have a period for a little over a year.  The doctor never diagnosed anything, but merely said it was probably due to going off the pill and stress.  I don't want to jump to any conclusions and everyone keeps telling me I should wait a year and see if we get pregnant.  
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I also have been off the pill for four years and I will always get brown spotting before my period.  I have so many tests done (fertility) and doctors say it can be normal.  My hormone levels are fine, I had mild endemetrosis and it has been treated but the spotting has not stopped.  I even spotted during my first pregnancy.  I don't have any problems with ovulating, I ovulate every month.  I would try acupuncture and chinese medicine before moving on to drastic measures.  Hope this helps.

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
If you don't mind me asking how did they treat your endemetrosis?  All the literature that I have read sounds like they usually do a D & C, and that it can potentially reduce fertility.  Did it take long for you to conceive?  I can't believe how frustrating this can all be.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Fertility and Trying to Conceive Community

Top Trying to Conceive Answerers
5875562 tn?1410898886
miami, FL
4769306 tn?1568490209
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Many couples are turning to acupuncture to treat infertility. But does it work? We take a closer look.
Does exercise really lower fertility? We take a look at 8 common myths about fertility.
Your guide to safely exercising throughout your 40 weeks.
Learn which foods aren't safe to eat when you're eating for two.
Is your biological clock sounding the alarm? Dr. Elaine Brown explains new advances in egg freezing.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.