Monday, April 26, 2010

Missed Period, What could be the reason?

I went to see my gynae when my period was late by 2-3 weeks. A home pregnancy test gave a negative result.

The gynae did a scan and another urine test. The urine test was again negative and she did not see any baby in the scan, only 2 cysts one on the right ovary and one on the left. Previously there was only one. Hmm... She didn't think the cysts were anything to worry about.

We did a whole series of test. First I was due for health screening so I did a normal blood test since I was already there. We also did a tumour marker test to check out those cysts. We did a hormone test too to find out what could be the reason for the missed period. She also took samples of the discharge for testing. She didn't think it was an infection. She said in an infection, it would be the opposite, there may be bleeding.

She said she would "challenge" it by prescribing me duphaston, a hormone pill. I was to take this twice a day for 5 days. At the end of 5 days, I should wait for another 5 days and my period should come then. If not, we have to further investigate the cause.

According to the gynae, the possible causes for a sudden missed period (I had been regular all the while) could be pregnancy (to which I tested negative twice), age (after 43 it may happen), stress or even womb cancer (that is one of the symptoms). That sounded scary to me. My mom died of womb cancer. I don't want to end up like her. I don't want to leave my children behind at a young age. I want to see them graduate, get their first job, get married, have children....

She said that the hormone pills may make me dizzy or even angry. As if I wasn't angry enough already. Grunt! There is just so many things to do and so little time to do it.... as always. Our tempers flare up easily.

So now I sit and wait for the late Miss Flo. I will be due to see the gynae again for a follow up visit.

Pin It

Missed Period, Negative Pregnancy Test

My period did not come this month. I have always been rather regularly but this month, it did not come. There was just a lot of discharge, either clear or white discharge but no period. I worried that I may be pregnant but a home pregnancy test showed a negative result.

My husband and I had always wanted a 3rd kid but we gave up after our age advanced and for health reasons too so we certainly had not planned it. However we did not use any birth control, not for years, probably due to the fact of our secret longing for a 3rd kid.

So when I thought that I could be pregnant, we had very mixed feelings. It was the wrong timing. Many things raced through my mind. Among them are the fact that if I were pregnant, I would deliver in December. That would mean I would have to miss my boy's first day at big school. I am 44. Our kids are 6 and 8. The age gap for another kid would be too wide. If I had a baby now, the baby would only be 10 when I am 54. What if due to my age, the baby had problems? It would stress up the whole family and not fair to the kids. I was on a diet and had lost 5 pounds, inching very slowly to my target weight. If I were pregnant, that would set me back by 2 years at least. Speaking of which, since I was worried that I might be pregnant, I stopped my diet and regained my 5 pounds easily, too easily.

All these things raced through my mind, but I was also secretly a little bit happy, hoping to have the 3rd kid we had always wanted. So when the pregnancy test kid said "Not pregnant", I stared at it in relief mixed with dismay. The pregnancy test kit is unlike those I used previously. It is a "digital" one. It flashes when taking the reading and you don't have to stare at lines to figure out whether you are pregnant. The results are given in words "pregnant" or "not pregnant". Interesting.

My period still had not come. So what to do now? A visit to the gynae is due naturally.

Pin It
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...