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Pregnancy? PCOS? What's going on?

By July 5, 2011 - 9:20pm
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My last period started on the 2nd of May (or thereabouts, it was the very beginning of May). It is not July 5th, and I have not gotten another period. I'm officially on my second missed period, 9 weeks since my last one started. The last time I missed two periods, the first one was because of PlanB, and the second one ended up being because of a cyst, but the cyst seemed to take care of itself, and that's when I got that last period. But now, it's July, and I've missed two. I'm fatigued, I wake up sick to my stomach a few times a week (and that takes about 10 minutes to subside, when I'm left with residual pain), I've been cramping, I've gained weight, I have headaches daily, just today my nipples have become sensitive, I'm feeling really warm, and I've taken four negative pregnancy tests, one every couple of weeks, the fourth one being today. I'm wondering if this could be the previous cyst rearing it's ugly head, or a new one, and if it's a new one, what would that mean about my health? That would be two within just a couple months of each other. Is there another explanation for my symptoms? Is it possible that I'm pregnant, even with all the negatives?

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My doctor said that all the blood tests were normal, and that on the ultrasound, there was a cyst on my left ovary that looked like it had been forming inward instead of outward, but that it was nothing to worry about, and that I'd get my period within the next three to six months. I mean, it's good that there's nothing wrong, but it sucks being unable to predict when and if I'm going to get my period. I don't really get PMS symptoms either, so that's not helpful. Ah well, I guess that's just something I'll have to learn to live with.

July 23, 2011 - 8:48pm
(reply to kschro)

That's good news! You're right, it is too bad that you will not know when your period comes but it seems as though other than that there is nothing to worry about.

Thank you for keeping us updated!


July 24, 2011 - 8:01am

Thanks for updating us, and please let us know about your test results and we can help you do any research (if you need additional information).

July 10, 2011 - 12:54pm

Oops, forgot to log in. That last comment was me :)

July 10, 2011 - 12:10pm
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I did end up having an appointment on Friday. I had gone in for the same thing previously, as I've mentioned, and my doctor seemed stumped as to what could be the problem, and despite my usual irregular periods, fully agreed with me that a 10 week cycle is far too long of a cycle. He did a blood pregnancy test, and also did an inflammation test and an autoimmune test. Then he scheduled me for another ultrasound, as he'd been wanting to do a follow up on the last one. So I've done all that, gotten that out of the way, and now I'm just waiting on the results. I should find out tomorrow or the next day what they discovered.

July 10, 2011 - 12:09pm

I haven't been diagnosed with PCOS, I've just read a little about it. When I had my first cyst, my doctor wasn't at all worried about it, he was fully confident that it would just take care of itself, go away by itself. It's really difficult to get ahold of my doctor, but I'm still trying. I just get concerned.

July 6, 2011 - 7:25am
(reply to kschro)

Thanks for the update. Keep trying to get a hold of your doctor. Even if you can't get an appointment, you may get lucky and speak to him or a nurse who you can explain what's going on to.

Keep us posted,


July 6, 2011 - 7:55am

Hi kschro,

You are not pregnant. Chances are that if you have been diagnosed with PCOS, this may be why you are having irregular periods.
Symptoms of PCOS are:

Irregular menstrual periods or no menstrual period ( amenorrhea )
Hair growth on face and body
Weight gain
Dark patches of skin on neck, groin, and arm pit

If you have PCOS, most women will have Cysts, however, that doesn't mean you have one now. It is important that you visit your doctor and inform him/her of your LMP so that he can see what may be causing this and treat you for it.

Best Wishes,


July 6, 2011 - 6:54am
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