attention: women suffering from severe dysmenorrhea
November 13, 2008 7:15am CST
4 days ago I visited an OB GYNE to have a check up with my menstrual cramps... I have been suffering from pain everytime I have a menstrual period. This seemed normal to me before since I just have to take a nap to overcome the pain. But the pain became progressive.. For almost a year now I have to be absent from work for a day or two because of the sever pain..But still I ignored the pain.. again I thought it was normal and was just suffering from it because of the stress, lack of exercise or poor diet.. until my last 2 menstrual period.. I almost couldn't endure the pain that I had wished I was dead so that I wouldn't suffer from it.. That was the time I decided to visit the specialist... The findings: I have endometrial cyst on my left ovary. The size is almost 6 cm. No other cure but to remove it through surgery... I have ignored the pain for so long time.. now I suffer the consequences... I am now preparing for the surgery (financially, emotionally, mentally..) But during my preparation I should not have a menstrual period to avoid the cyst from getting larger so the doctor gave me a shot for this. To all of you suffering from pain during menstration, be very concern about it. For more information about endometrial cyst, click this link: http://articles.directorym.com/Endometriosis-a852920.html
• United States
13 Nov 08
I had that when I was a teenager. I ended up finding out that I had PCOS, Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome, which can cause cysts on the ovaries. My sister now is experiencing dysmenorrhea, and she also has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Being on the pill would help her, but she and her husband are trying to get pregnant. Yesterday she called, just in agony. She is worried that she may have endometriosis as well. I don't know if a woman can have both of those things at once, but she is worried about it. Thank you for bringing this to the attention of women here. It is a very important subject.
14 Nov 08
Yes, indeed. Furthermore, my doctor cannot guarantee that I won't have it again.. So it is also important to have a regular check up to make sure that any problems can be detected at early stage and cured immediately.. To those who do not suffer from dysmenorrhea, you should also be aware of this because eventhough you didn't suffer from pain you might also have this kind of illness..
• United States
14 Nov 08
I'm lucky enough not to have a cyst, for now. They cannot cure me, and as a result, I have lost most of my hair. See some symptoms for PCOS are either hair loss, or excess hair growth. I got the kind that made a lot of my hair fall out. And it won't grow back because of the damage the PCOS inflicts upon the roots of my scalp. Also, some symptoms are dark patches of skin on the back of the neck, or under a woman's arms. Before I was diagnosed, my mom always asked me why the back of my neck was so tan. It wasn't really, it was the PCOS. I am on medication to try to prevent cysts, and also to keep me from gaining weight. PCOS messes with metabolism and causes the person to gain weight.