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Pelvic Inlammatory Disease

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 19, 2008
  • 02:33 AM

I have been to more that 10 different doctors in the past 2 years trying to figure out why I have my period for 3 and 4 weeks at a time and are extremely heavy and painful. Though, every doctor has sent me home, too see how I go and just brush me off as if they dont take me seriously. My stomach swells and it hurts to go to the toilet, I wanna cry almost every time I do go to the toilet, not only because of the pain, but the amount of blood that I discharge and the mess it makes sometimes. I am now on the pill, which I thought would regulate my period and stop me from having it for such long period of time, but I have now had my monthlies for almost 4 weeks straight, without a break and its only getting heavier by the day.
Please help.

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  • I'm not an expert, but do you plan to have any children? If not, although I have a general bias against it, it might be time to think about a hysterectomy. There are risks, however, because your monthlies protect your heart from cardiac disease. I'd talk it over with a doctor you trust. Sorry to not be of much help. :(
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • December 19, 2008
    • 08:09 PM
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  • I had your very problem...forever...until a doctor of Osteopath recommended me to a friend of his who is an obgyn....he recommended a procedure called "Endometrial Ablation". I had the procedure...was painless and home same day...my insurance covered it, and it was the miracle cure for me. Now I have normal periods only lasting 2 days...3 days at very most and alot of times...only need to wear a very small pad for a day at best...I'd recommend it to anyone who has this issue, or at least talk to your obgyn about it.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 20, 2008
    • 07:21 AM
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