My body is acting super strange and I'm starting to get worried. To make matters worse, I'm traveling for work and won't be anywhere near my doctor for about a week.
Basically, I have all the cramps, bloating, and constipation that I've often gotten with my periods. My cervix is in its usual place for bleeding. I've even had a day or two of PMS moods. This charade has been going on for about 4 days. But no blood, not a drop.
Here are some important facts:
-I was in chemotherapy which halted my periods from November '14 to April '15. Then after a bout of hot flashes and a healthy hormone panel, they returned at their pre-cancer 28-30 day cycle length. (It was not a reproductive cancer, the chemo shut down my ovaries. It was expected.)
-This March ('16) I started having abnormally short periods, about 20-22 day cycles. I had four of those.
-I got a copper IUD in April, which introduced worse cramps but was otherwise fine. I didn't experience any unusual bleeding or anything (just slightly heavier periods).
-The IUD feels normal and in place to me, as it was at my followup in May.
-When I was in the hospital for chemo, they incidentally found a 3cm cyst on my right ovary. At followup, it had gone away on its own. I have no idea if I usually have cysts or if I was supposed to do anything with that information.
-I'm currently in day *32* of my cycle. My body has been going through all the motions of a period (as mentioned above), but no blood.
-By my estimation (checking cervical position/discharge/etc), I ovulated around day 19-20 of this cycle.
-My blood is still recovering from chemo, and I'm currently at just-below-normal red and white blood cell counts.
-I've had no hot flashes or nausea or weird discharge or anything else I can think of.
-I do have tender nipples, which I haven't had since cancer, but I did before, so it's not unprecedented.
-I am terrified of early menopause.
-I will see a doctor, but I need support/stories/ideas until then.