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Abnormal vaginal bleeding

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  • Posted By: mumtofour07
  • November 28, 2007
  • 11:44 PM

I have a question about abnormal vaginal bleeding. I have been having spotting for the past 4-5 months now in the middle of my cycle (I know it correlates with Ovulation b/c I chart my cycle) the spotting usually begins the day I ovulate and last for 3-5 days after although this month it has lasted for 10 days now. It is not heavy, I notice when I wipe after using the bathroon mostly, I have been wearing a panty liner on those days but I havn't needed to change it except maybe once during the day. The spotting is light, usually pink or brown in color. I know spotting during ovulation can be normal but since this has been happening every month for several days I went to my Dr. to have it checked, he thinks it is a hormonal problem because I also have spotting before and at the end of my periods. He ordered an ultrasound, and some bloodwork. My question is has anyone else had these type of symptoms? What was your diagnosis? I want to be prepared to talk to my Dr. when he calls to discuss the results of my tests, I want him to treat the cause not the symptoms, and I don't just want to take birth controll pills, b/c I think that just masks the problem instead of correcting it. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

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  • As you probably already know, there are multiple causes. One that is frequently overlooked it the thyroid. Hypothyroidism cans cause spotting between periods and is worth having checked. Also you do not mention your age, but menopause can also cause spotting or even just low levels of estrogen. Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 07:33 AM
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  • Thanks Kiera,I am 27 so I don't think it could be menopause at this age, although my mother did begin going through menopause at an early age, she was in her early 40's. I have suspected thyriod, I'll suggest that to my Dr. if he doesn't bring it up and see what he says. He thought it may be due to a low progesterone level, but I guess thyriod can cause that as well, can it?? I just want it to stop at this point, It's kind of getting in the way of everyday life and being able to fully enjoy my husband. We already have 4 kids so its not an issue of wanting to get pregnant, I just want to have normal cycles again!
    mumtofour07 1 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 01:58 PM
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  • Thyroid problems can most definitly be a cause. You should have alot of different hormone tests done, but your doctors should know that... TSHFree T3Free T4Anti-TPOAnti-TGAll the above for thyroid problems and be aware that you can still have problems even if your thyroid tests are normal but in the high/low end. You should make sure to ask for your results and post them here or on any thyroid forum on the internet. LHFSHProgEstrogen All of these should be done in the beginning of your cycle. That is if your bleeding isnt that heavy in between. And if your mom had problems let your doctors know, since we tend to follow in our moms footsteps when it comes to birth, periods, grey hair and last but not least menopause.... Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 04:31 PM
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