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xxblowpops
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Alright guys, I have a question for you.

Over the past few months I've noticed my period getting increasingly worse. First it was abnormally late (I'm normally right on time), then it was back on track, then it started to get heavier. Well, this past time I had my period (I got it Feb. 29th) I had the WORST cramps ever. I mean, I laid on a bed crying, practically thrashing, and it was REALLY heavy. I was sick, I thought I was going to throw up and it hurt for me to get up and walk around. Finally, I decided to start moving by getting up and walking around the house and I started to feel better. I don't know what was going on, but I'm due for my period in another 2 weeks or so and I'm freaking that it's going to happen again. I took some advil (or some pain medicine) and it did nothing for me.

I have noticed within the past 6-7 months that I've had something going on with my ovaries (or so I think). It's worse on my right side and it's not painful, but it's like I'll get a build up of an uncomfortable pressure.

I really don't know, do you guys have any ideas what might be going on? My mom told me she's willing to take me to a gyn, but I'm scared to go..

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hs123
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Well I'm definitely no expert on this, but it seems that you should go see a GYN. And you really don't have anything to be scared of. Afterall, if your periods are that painful and you're scared of them, then the GYN can only make things better.
But it could be ovarian cysts. I've had friends with them and I've had them. They can be extremely painful. You can't ever be sure unless you go to the gynecologist though.
And if you're bleeding extremely heavily that's definitely a sign that it's time to go in.

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Heather
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Want to let us in on what you're scared of? We can probably help reassure you.

And I can assure you, a bimanual and speculum exam and pap smear will never be anything as uncomfortable as what you're describing feeling now.

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xxblowpops
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Well, I'll be 19 in may and I KNOW it's time to go in for an exam, especially since I've been having issues. My mom had to have surgery because she had bad cysts. I'm not sure if you can inherit them or not, but maybe thats my problem?

I honestly don't like the fact about what happens at the gyn. I know everything is professional, but I'll be so embarrassed about it and having someone dig around in there just doesn't sound pleasant.. Some people tell me it hurts, but I've already had sex, so should I be ok?

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Getting an exam really isn't all that bad. Be honest with the doctor, tell them it's your first time, and your nervous. It really isn't like they dig around in there at all. When I had mine the actual exam was very quick. I was crazy-nervous too, but when it was over, I felt really good I had done it.
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Heather
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Like Morgiana said, there's no digging. The whole exam only takes a few minutes, besides. Your doctor will likely spend the most time just getting your history and asking you questions.

(And yes, fibroids or ovarian cysts can sometimes run in families. But either way, seems clear something's going on in there, and you need to find out what it is so you can be treated and feel better.)

This might help: Your First Gynecologist Visit.

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