Not had periods since 5 years. Have gall bladder disease and groin pain with decreased sex drive. Help?

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2013 in Women Sexual Problems
Question: HI, I Have not had a period for about 5 years now. They have done several ultral sounds, everything looks great. They did some hormone blood test and thd FSH and LH were low but the Prolaction was fine. All of my Paps are normal. They Did a Brain Scan and it was fine. Every OBGYN tell me I am normal. I do Have Gall Bladder Disease, Spine ,and Neck Problems Neuropathy, Fribrmyalgia, Edema, A Slight Heart Rythem Problem. I am 32 was in perfect Health until I was in as car accident 2 years ago then all these problems started to pop up. My main question is I don't have a period for over 5 years no one knows why but I have groin pain on both sides and slowly over time time sex drive is decreasing!! Help!! It's Bad enough to have all of this! I can not surf,sake,hardly get on our sail boat. I feel like I am loosing my Florida lifestyle. I hurt all over, But seriously whats up with my girly parts?
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 1 hour later
Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

First I have a few questions:
1. What was your height and weight before the accident?
2. What is your height and weight now?
3. Have you ever been given progesterone to induce a withdrawl bleed and did it work?
4. Were you injured in the car accident?

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle 6 days later
Hi, I am sorry it ttok so long to get back with you. I had some problems with the computer. my Hight was 51 105 before the accident, after the same, Although I did gain water weight later on after the accident. It happened fast I gained like 40lbs and went to the herb store for a water pill and lost most of the weight. Yes I was given proesterone, it did not work, I have had blood work for early menapause and the #s are wrong, I am not pre menapausale. I was hurt in the the accident, a lot of spine damage however, the loss of period was before the accident. Now that I have the computer fixed I will get back with you quicker. Thank You and Sorry!

Sorry about any miss spelling. It looked to me as if my time was about to run out. So I typed as fast as I could! I had to call the help center a few times, between pain, Dr, apts, and regular life stuff, then this computer was freezing up on me:( If you have any more questions, just ask because I am at my witts end with this! I really don't want a period but I want to be healthy and feel sexy for my boyfriend. I have enough problems, I want to enjoy something! lol TTYS, Also I have noticed my Neuropathy is geting worse, It is also traveling up further and further. I told my Dr today and he said I am sorry I don't know how much farther it will go. He also uped my water pill to 50mg, I am still not back down to 105 which boyhers me, but a weight I can deal w, I can still rock a two pieace bikini now,it took work, but still not there for my petite frame
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 44 hours later
So to summarize (with regard to the main issue of your cycles):

1. You are 32 years of age
2. You have not had a period for 5 years
3. You have had a normal workup including labs related to menopause
4. You have had a negative progesterone challenge (i.e. no bleeding with progesterone)

While doctors have told you that this is normal, it is not normal. If you are truly not getting a period, then the following should happen:

1. You should try a month of birth control pills - these contain estrogen. If you DO have a withdrawl bleed, then the FSH and LH need to be repeated
2. If you do NOT have a withdrawl bleed (and in the setting of the normal workup otherwise), then some consideration should be given to the possibility of an 'outflow obstruction' at the level of the uterus. This could be evaluated with a procedure where a camera is put into the uterus after dilating the cervix.

It might be time for a second opinion with a new OB/GYN. I would recommend focusing on the concrete GYN symptoms that you are experiencing. The other health issues seem to distract slightly from this specific issue, but if it is figured out from a GYN perspective, there might be progress on the other fronts as well.

I hope that this helps.
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