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 Melani - Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:44 am

I had my last period on 6 April, and bleeding stopped on 9 April, with spotting for 2 days after.
I don't know my cycle lengths because they've been so irregular over this past year

Now, I am experiencing pain in my ovaries, both left and right.
It radiates to my back. I have been diagnosed with PCOS, so do you think it has something to do with this ?

It feels a bit like mittelschmerz, but I can't be ovulating so soon after my last period, can I ? Is this pain due to cysts /

Pse help
 Rhonda P, CEP - Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:36 pm

User avatar Hello Melani,

Try to get some literature from you doctor on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome if possible. It can cause pelvic and ovarian pain as well as menstrual irregularity. Birth control pills can help regulate your periods but it won’t help your PCOS and when you stop the pill your period will become irregular again. Here are the usual symptoms:

•infrequent menstrual periods, no menstrual periods, and/or irregular bleeding
•infertility or inability to get pregnant because of not ovulating
•increased growth of hair on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes
acne, oily skin, or dandruff
•pelvic pain
•weight gain or obesity, usually carrying extra weight around the waist
•type 2 diabetes
•high cholesterol
•high blood pressure
•male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
•patches of thickened & dark brown or black skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
•skin tags, or tiny excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
•sleep apnea―excessive snoring and breathing stops at times

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