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    Default OMG right abdominal period pain!!!

    Every single AF, I get horrific right hand side abdominal pain. I've had inconclusive ultrasounds, hormone levels are normal... Blah blah blah, normal generic bloods are all within normal levels.


    Due to having epilepsy I can't have hormonal contraception. I have about 8 days of very heavy bleeding and my cycle can be anywhere from 28-46 days 😐 so this pain is something to do with me, not contraceptives, because I have none! (We 'party with balloons' )


    Does anyone else experience this? I'm in agony. I need Tramadol to sleep at night and I'd take it during the day too, but I end up so drowsy!
    Help?!

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    It could be endometriosis. Most endometriosis can't be detected purely on an ultrasound and you may need a laproscopy.

    I'm not a doctor though so it's just a stab in the dark. Has your doctor ordered any more investigations?

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    I have endometriosis & get very bad pain on one side during AF. I'm on the pill now but when I'm not I have irregular cycles like you so it does sound like endometriosis. As Lennon said it can only be confirmed by a laparoscopy. Not sure if you've been seeing a gynae or specialist? If not I'd recommend getting a referral to one & see what they suggest. There are drug treatments other than the pill but not sure whether they'd be ok with epilepsy. Hugs from me because having that sort of pain is awful. Hope you can find some answers & get some help x

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    Thank you so much for your replies! I'm sorry to hear that you guys endure pain too
    I did some research and it does fit the bill pretty well. I might make an appointment to get it all looked into soon.
    I had so much stuff go on last year with my health that I'm embarrassed to keep turning up at the Drs. I don't want to look like I hypochondriac! (Spelling?)
    That's better than living in pain though.

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    I was wondering, do you guys get a deep pain during and after DTD?
    Or irregular spotting? (With or without dtd)

    It's all driving me nuts, and there's a 3 month wait for the gynae clinic. Better than no gynae clinic though I suppose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frittlebitlazzled View Post
    I was wondering, do you guys get a deep pain during and after DTD?
    Or irregular spotting? (With or without dtd)

    It's all driving me nuts, and there's a 3 month wait for the gynae clinic. Better than no gynae clinic though I suppose!
    Hi there, yes to both for me - I get pain on & off during/after DTD - have never worked out a pattern to it. For my natural cycles I have a lot of irregular spotting & even when I'm on the pill I still get it, just to a lesser extent.

    Sorry to hear you have such a wait to go to the gynae clinic. I ended up seeing a gynae who did a mix of private/public so you did have to pay to see him but got about a third back from medicare. He bulk billed scans etc too. Maybe you could ask your GP for a referral to a specialist like that if the waiting gets too much for you? Take care xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by maybebaby77 View Post
    Hi there, yes to both for me - I get pain on & off during/after DTD - have never worked out a pattern to it. For my natural cycles I have a lot of irregular spotting & even when I'm on the pill I still get it, just to a lesser extent.

    Sorry to hear you have such a wait to go to the gynae clinic. I ended up seeing a gynae who did a mix of private/public so you did have to pay to see him but got about a third back from medicare. He bulk billed scans etc too. Maybe you could ask your GP for a referral to a specialist like that if the waiting gets too much for you? Take care xxx
    Thanks for your reply
    I was going private for a while but without health insurance it's just out of our price range currently I'm happy (well... Not overjoyed obviously!) to wait through the public system because I've always had wonderful experiences with them. It's the waiting for answers that's frustrating! But they'll come.


    I've not had much luck finding a pattern for it either unfortunately.
    In the meantime, DH will just have to play nicely!


 

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