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Thread: Mid cycle bleeding--HELP!

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    Thanks for this. In the UK you can't see a specialist without a referral from your NHS general practitioner unless you go private which I can't afford. I don't have health insurance. I'm fully aware that if i were able to go straight to a specialist, this would be resolved by now...the reason this is causing me this much angst is because I can't without a referral and it's hard to even get an appointment with my general practitioner that isn't a month away.

    Also, a GUM clinic is a Genito-Urinary Medicine clinic which is NHS funded and therefore free to use. They test for sexually transmitted diseases as well as other infections and provide free treatment if you need it.

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    Merope, take out a loan and go to see an OBGYN. Don't fool around with your health.

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    Years ago I had mid cycle bleeding a lot, it was caused by a vaginal polyp.

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    Your Ultra Sound came back normal as did your pap smear. I suspect that things will work themselves out and you'll be ck to a 28 to 30 day cycle once again. In the meantime, did your family doctor give you any ideas of what may be causing mid cycle bleeding? Surely he/she gave you some possible reasons why this may be happening. Did he/she send you to get blood work done in order to see if there is any sort of hormonal imbalance?

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    You say your anxiety has been strong lately so the bleeding could just be caused by stress as mentioned in the article in the link I provided.

    Go back to your doctor and ask for blood work to be done if none has been done yet. Your problem is likely due to a hormone dip as your pap smear and your ultra sound came back clear.

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    God this stuff is so upsetting... itís far too bloody common for women to have their problems dismissed by doctors unless we are bleeding out in front of them... Definitely find a new dr... if you can get a female dr. you will be less likely to have your symptoms dismissed. At the very least if you need to have a male Dr. find someone that doesnít treat you like a hysterical woman.

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    I didn't read where she has been treated as a "hysterical woman." Op: What possibilities did your doctor discuss with you since you have had clear ultra sound and pap smear? Did he/she order blood work?

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    He just said it's not "normal" but that it's "common" and likely to do with hormones. At that point I hadn't had a scan, but he didn't think it was necessary to refer me for one. He had a feel of my abdomen and said it felt normal. He asked if i wanted to go back on the pill and I said no...and then he suggested a test for BV which I'm pretty sure will be negative. I've had BV before and this bleeding is too cyclical to be an infection, hence my theory that it's hormonal. Anyway, they seem to have lost my BV sample as i've been calling them for three weeks to get my results only to be told "they haven't arrived yet". He didn't order blood work, but I did have some regular blood tests done a short while back and they came back fine. Maybe I should ask for hormonal specific ones.

    i went and got a scan privately becasuse i was worried, so my GP doesn't know about it. I will mention it next time I see him. I'm making his job easier...now that he doesn't have to refer me for a scan, we can hopefully proceed to the next step, whatever it is.

    The anxiety started a few months after the mid cycle bleeding so it's not caused by it, though I'm sure it exacerbates everything.

    I looked at joining other GP practices in my area, but there are only two and they are not taking on new patients. I'm stuck with my current ones. I will try to make another appointment and see if i can be a bit more assertive.

    I don't think he's necessarily treating me as a hysterical woman...but I think he is a bit dismissive because i am 26 and have no other health issues that he or I know of.

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    Was your thyroid okay when you had that last blood work done?

    ... also infection can cause what you're experiencing as well so hopefully they find/get the results for that BV soon.

    Let us know how you're getting on.

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    See a gyn specialist. Stop the otc quack treatments.
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    my GP thinks...

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