Some pain, pressure, spotting... any ideas?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-20-2011
Some pain, pressure, spotting... any ideas?
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 8:25am

Hey everyone, just looking for some guidance!

About two months ago before my period I had some very light bleeding for about two days right before my period started, and then it came on very heavily for about five days after that. The next month was normal, but then last month it happened again - light bleeding for two days and then heavy bleeding for five days. Now, I've been having some minor vaginal discomfort for the past week, and also some pain and pressure in my lower back and pelvis - almost feeling like gas, but I don't think that's what it is.

I had a Pap smear in mid-April which came back completely normal, and I went to the gyno last Friday and even though my Pap didn't show any inflammation, had her test for STIs and also test my urine. Urine sample was completely clear, and she examined my cultures under the microscope while I was in the office and said there was no evidence of any infection or bacteria, just a little yeast and she put me on Diflucan. I'm still waiting for the official lab results and cultures to come back, but she said without seeing anything, she is pretty certain they will be normal and negative.

She scheduled a pelvic ultrasound for 7 days after my next period starts just to check things out, but says everything looks normal. My symptoms aren't severe, but annoying and a bit uncomfortable. I was wondering possibly about uterine fibroids? She asked me if my mother had had them, which I don't believe she did, but now I'm wondering.

Any ideas?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-18-2007
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:27pm

I have very small uterine fibroids and every other period I feel like I am gonna bleed to death on the first or second day.

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Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 05-11-2011 - 8:29pm