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Two missed periods, pain, negative tests

By Anonymous March 28, 2014 - 8:38am
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Hi all,

Just looking for some advice here - back in January I started experiencing some mild pain in my lower right quadrant (near my ovary)...no fever, and it didn't hurt to press on it so I thought maybe I tweaked something while exercising. I had a normal period that month - starting on January 25th. The pain has persisted since then, still mild, but a couple of weeks ago I started to feel achy in my lower back as well. I've also missed my last two periods. I have been on the BCP for 16 years and never missed a cycle! After the first missed period, I thought I was pregnant (I had skipped a couple of days and had to double up). I took a pregnancy test when I was 3 days late, and 8 days late, and both were negative. After my second missed period, I took another pregnancy test, which was negative once again. I went to the doctor to get a blood test done - also negative. She kind of blew me off, saying that the BCP can cause missed periods, and that the pain might be something with my GI tract (since I told her my stomach's also been a bit "grumbly" lately), or a small cyst. I'm now off the pill, to see if that helps "restart" my system. My next period is due around 4/19, but I realize it may not happen because I'm off the pill now.

I guess my question is - would you be concerned at this point? Should I call back if I miss a third period or just let it go for a while? She didn't feel anything unusual when she did my exam, but I still worry that there is something wrong. Having never missed a period in my life - and now I've missed two - is very unnerving! That along with the pain and discomfort in my abdomen/back has me concerned.

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

I don't like being fobbed off by doctors either, particularly when there is something obviously different going on (two missed periods back to back when that has never happened before). 

Your doctor is right on what she said; the pill can randomly cause a decrease of absence of periods, seemingly out of the blue.

But since you are in pain I do think it's a good idea to check into all your female organs. You may indeed have a cyst or a non-cancerous tumor or some kind of blockage. 

There is also the possibility that you have a hormonal imbalance, despite being on the Pill. 

I think it's a good idea to come off the pill. If you don't get a period within a month of coming off, see your doctor again.

With regard to the pain, try a very high fiber diet to see if that helps (it did with me and I was sure it was something to do with my reproductive organs) but if the pain continues, and certainly gets worse, insist on a scan.

Has this helped?



March 28, 2014 - 10:12am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Yes! Thank you :-) I was really just looking for some other input to help ease my mind about waiting a few more weeks. I also spoke with my doctor's office again and reiterated that they would be hearing from me if I miss another period or my pain is still persisting/getting worse. Thanks again for responding, I really appreciate it!

March 29, 2014 - 4:02am
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We're happy to help - please keep us posted! 


March 31, 2014 - 10:43am
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