Hello everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. I have two questions which are unrelated. (At least I think they are.)
First off, I started the Depo shot on June 16th and so far I've had no problems. No bleeding, I'm in a great mood, no cramping, etc. (which is AWESOME because I have awful cramping, horribly heavy periods, and clinical depression). However, just today, I started having a short, sharp pain where I would believe to be my right ovary is. I've never had an ovarian cyst and I don't quite know what one would feel like. The pain isn't all the time. It isn't overbearing and it is definitely tolerable. It will sort of throb in and out from time to time. I guess my question is: Is this something I should bother my gyno about? I've searched the net and I find conflicting answers on whether or not the Depo shot can cause cysts, and CLEARLY, everything on the internet is true! So my little head is spinning. Also, for those of you who have had ovarian cysts, what did your pain feel like? I am trying to look for a sort of gauge, so I can figure out if I should see my primary care (who is a male and I worked for him before seeing him so I'd rather he not look at my hoo ha) or if I should go to my ob/gyn with a problem that may not be her area of expertise at all.
Second, today after work, I went to the bathroom and wiped. I noticed a small bump. It had a head, and I tried to pop it, as I often get ingrowns since I shave the area. I'm the type of person who sees a zit and needs to friggen perform surgery, even though I know it is best to let it be. After about 15 seconds of trying to pop it without success, I decided to leave it alone. About 30 minutes ago (so this is a span of around 5 and a half hours) I found that my once small, half a pea-sized, presumed ingrown hair is now about the size of a quarter. There is a still a visual spot where that original ingrown (or alien lifeform, undeveloped twin, or whatever) was, but now there is an additional roundish area on my labia majora that is visibly swollen and tender to the touch. It hurts about as much as a pimple in the same area would. I'm just amazed that it is so large. If it is hard for you to get a visual of what this thing looks like...imagine a little quarter sized boob. The nipple would be the original ingrown that I tried to pop, so it is raised and pronounced from the rest of the growth-y thing. The breast area would be the swollen, tender, newly developed cyst-y thing. I did some hot compress. Hopefully it runs its course. Again, with internet searching, I got everything from herpes to a sebaceous cyst to my unborn twin...it could have teeth and hair in there, you know! ;). I've been sexually active for about two and a half years and I'm nearly 21, if that helps at all. I recently had my very first gyno visit (where I ended up choosing Depo as my birth control option) and everything came back just fine. Is this something I should worry about? Has anyone else had something similar develop over such a short period of time?
Thanks in advance for your help. I'm looking forward to everyone's insight!
So my boyfriend scratched me with his fingernail while he was fingering me pretty roughly the other day. Just wondering if anyone has any idea on how long that will take to heal? It happened on Saturday, and sex last night (Monday night) was painful enough for me to call it off. I've tried to have a look down there but I can't really see the scratch, which makes me think it's right at or just inside the vaginal entrance. Is there anything I could do to speed up the healing process?
Another question, really fast:
Due to what I believe to be is the beginnings of a YI (again.), I'm gonna go through my period this week without tampons and see how that helps. Now, this is the first day of said period and I've been wearing pads. I haven't worn pads for like 7 years or so and I'm noticing a few stabbings of urinary pain today. Is there anything behind the thought that pads are causing an irritation? I'm using the CVS version of Always ultra-thins. I don't remember this happening when I used to use pads... but then again, I have developed lots of issues down there since then. Maybe I'll start popping some cranberry pills while I am wearing these pads. Does that connection seem logical?
ugh. i haven't been having good luck at all this year with my lady parts :(
i got my very first YI in January due to some antibiotics, got medication for it but it quickly turned into a UTI...
then in march or april i had another one that didn't feel like one but i went to my gyno and she checked it out and gave me this suppository to insert into myself to help it out. and i've been good since, but now i think i have another YI!
it doesn't itch or anything yet, but i do have thicker discharge and it doesn't smell right (but i dont know if thats because of my boyfriends man juices or what)i do wash after sex and use feminine wipes but the smell of him doesnt always go away
i've also been having pain at the top of what i think would be my cervix way deep inside when my boyfriend and i have sex.
so i def. think i have one.
now what my question is:
for an at home remedy, how well does garlic cloves work for those of you who've tried it?
I'm sick of spending money on prescriptions and doctor visits so i want to see if i can fix it myself.
if the garlic didn't work for you what else did you try that worked?
thanks for your time, i'm sorry this has been asked a million times, i just want to do what works best.
Today I've been experiencing a sharp pain in my lower left abdomenal region. (To clarify, I had my period last week, so I don't imagine I'm pregnant.) It's just dull right now, but occasionally there will be a sharp, stabbing pain. Any advice? I do plan to make a gyno appointment about it soon, but yeah. I don't know if it will continue, or if it's just a random thing since it started just today.
Oh, and I'm 20. Don't know if that will make a difference, but it's worth knowing, I suppose.