Large ovarian cyst and endometriosis

Nariah started her periods from a very young age with severe pain and heavy periods and surgery finally found a huge cyst on her ovary and endometriosis

This is Nariah’s story …..

Where do I begin with this nightmare. I started having my cycles at the age of 10. By the time I was in high school I noticed I was having very heavy bleeding and quite a few blood clots, my doctor said 'oh that’s normal'.


My mother bless her heart would say lay down with a heating pad and take a couple of aspirins. So I just paid no attention and kept suffering with severe cramps, blood clots and bowel troubles and irritability and depression at times.


My mother died after I finished high school, I was only 18 at that time, and all hell broke loose. I thought it was because I was struggling to get over her death that was causing me to be sick but it wasn't.


I thought I had some kind of food poisoning, went from doctor to doctor, checked my colon for polyps, nothing, just stayed sick.


I thought I was going to die at one time because I couldn't keep any thing down. People even accused me of being pregnant. How in the hell can I be pregnant when I was still a virgin (no lie). I knew something was not right. 

I started having bloody stools, nausea, vomiting, huge blood clots, and very bad cramps. It got so bad that one day while driving home from school I had to pull over to the side of the road because I was in agony, oh by the way I was 22 years old at the time, so that meant more time had been wasted.


Needless to say I went to ob/gyn at a women’s hospital and he ran some tests, ultrasounds and the like, and he could not find my left ovary because it is the size of a baseball, he scared me because he first thought it was cancer; I cried like a baby.


Well any way after performing surgery he discovered it was endometriosis.


And now I am 28 years old and the treatment option is estrostep birth control pills. Thank God the only side effect has been my blood pressure has increased. But I exercise regularly, eat right to help control that.


I felt like I was the only one in the world that this has happened to, but since doing research it’s comforting to know that you are not alone. The only thing I regret is that no one told me about these kinds of disorders earlier in my life.


Maybe if I could have started taking the pills earlier, I would have never gone through all this misery. Anyway, I feel a lot better since taking the pill. I never knew that you could take the pill for medicinal purposes but I'm glad to know. You know the strange thing about it is, one of my cousins has the same damn disorder and we are the same age. I wonder if it hereditary. 

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