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bleeding for 5 months, help

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  • Posted By: fionaa1
  • January 14, 2008
  • 05:44 PM

i have had vaginal bleeding for the last 5 months now, my doc has done an internal and cant find anything.
someone please help as i really want to have kids soon.:)

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  • Is your doc a gynocologist? If not, then get to one asap, I personally prefer to see a woman, and see a nurse practitioner/midwife. Do you have heavy bleeding or is it light spotting? Any clots? Do you also have a lot of pain associated with this - lower abdominal? Do you have any bowel troubles - constip or diarrhea/loose stools? Any trauma associated with the onset? Are you on birth control or taking any other medications? Have you had blood work done for anemia and B12 deficiency? What "internal" work did your doc do? Have you had ultrasounds, both vaginal and lower abdominal? Has your doctor givem you any diagnosis? How old are you?Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 09:08 PM
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  • i was on thdepo but came off 17 months ago, it is not enough bleeding to wear a towel, sometimes its bright red and other times its brown there is sometimes clots but they are very small. i havent had any other treatment, my doc said iv to hand in a urine sample for a pregnancy test and go back in 2 wks, if iv not stopped bleeding she is going to rever me to a gynacoligist.
    fionaa1 1 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 09:30 PM
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  • Depo is horrid IMO:( . Could be this is causing your symptoms...but I would get back to your doc and get to a gyno to rule out other things, like endo, fibroids, cysts, etc. Your doc should give you the referral. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 09:42 PM
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  • I had this happen to me the beginning of last year. It stopped eventually, but did not respond to Progesterone pills, or Clomiphene. We are trying to get pregnant but I have PCOS so this really put a cramp in our style - basically 1/2 a year of bleeding.When I had an ultrasound, the radiographer said it wasn't a period I was having as the lining was intact? When I asked for some reasons from my GYN, all he could give was a vague answer along the lines of "for some reason you lost control of your uterus" I've been really worried about it since and really would like to hear if you get a better reason!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 03:41 AM
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  • I had this happen to me the beginning of last year. It stopped eventually, but did not respond to Progesterone pills, or Clomiphene. We are trying to get pregnant but I have PCOS so this really put a cramp in our style - basically 1/2 a year of bleeding. When I had an ultrasound, the radiographer said it wasn't a period I was having as the lining was intact? When I asked for some reasons from my GYN, all he could give was a vague answer along the lines of "for some reason you lost control of your uterus" I've been really worried about it since and really would like to hear if you get a better reason! Please consider trying acupuncture to help with your PCOS symptoms - can really help and is also fantastic for infertility. Find a practitioner who is also NCCAOM certified in Chinese Herbology, as this is most helpful. Have you researched the PCOS and candida connection? If not, google it and try a candida cleanse for two months and see if this helps. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 07:45 PM
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  • Yes, thanks I've been using acupunture/chinese herbal for just over 11 weeks and have had one cycle in that time. Though again I'm worried as after my period was due to end yesterday I have had some additional bleeding today - could be too much at the gym so I'll skip it for a couple of days - but after my experience last year I'm really scared it will happen again as no reason was given.Thanks for the advice on the candida cleanse - I'll give it a whirl
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 08:32 PM
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  • I would get another opinion from a different gyno as the one you have doesn't seem willing to go the extra distance to find out WHY you are having these symptoms... Do you know what herbs you are taking - is it a tea or pills? Do you by chance know the name of the main formula? I really like the following websites for info on candida: www.wholeapproach.com and www.candidasupport.org. The latter sells Threelac, which I have used and recommend to my patients. (though I am NOT affiliated with this website or Threelac in any way!). I haven't tried any of the formulas from the former website but I really like the food list you can print out on that site - it is very helpful to look at when making dietary changes to help with candida. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 17, 2008
    • 05:21 PM
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  • On the PCOS, a large study published 2.5 years ago in the BMJ (very prestigous British Medical Journal) stated that 80% of PCOS cases were NOT due to uterus problems, they originated in the hypothalamus gland. Point is the symptoms appeared in the uterus, but started in the hormone producing gland the hypothalamus. Acuann - any Chinese herbals that can help balance the hypothalamus that you know of ? Standard Process has some specific supplements for the hypothalamus and Inno-Vita has one for pituitary and hypothalamus support.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 01:26 AM
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  • On the PCOS, a large study published 2.5 years ago in the BMJ (very prestigous British Medical Journal) stated that 80% of PCOS cases were NOT due to uterus problems, they originated in the hypothalamus gland. Point is the symptoms appeared in the uterus, but started in the hormone producing gland the hypothalamus. Acuann - any Chinese herbals that can help balance the hypothalamus that you know of ? Standard Process has some specific supplements for the hypothalamus and Inno-Vita has one for pituitary and hypothalamus support. That is very interesting, Ralph. I cannot say there are any Chinese herbals to address the hypothalamus as we don't treat "hormones" directly...but if there is pain and bleeding there are usually a few classic formulas I use:Dang Gui Shao Yao San, Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang, and if there is severe bleeding I recommend the patent formula Yunnan Paiyao. I would think NAET would treat this very well. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 05:14 AM
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  • :) FYI girls.......long periods (no pun intended) of bleeding are common after coming off the depo shot. Two of my girlfriends went through extreamly long bouts of light bleeding after they stopped taking depo both were told it was rebound and not to worry eventually their bodies would fall back into a normal pattern...
    Candle 25 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
    • 03:26 AM
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