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Heavy period for four months straight!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 25, 2008
  • 04:47 AM

I'm 25 years old, and I've had moderate to heavy vaginal bleeding and clotting for four months. It stopped once for not more than 5 days. Some days the blood comes mostly when I wipe after using the bathroom, but lately its been coming heavy all day long.

My doctor originally thought I had PCOS as my former periods were few and far between, so he ordered an internal and external ultrasound, however the technician was "not able to visualize" my ovaries. My blood tests were all in the normal healthy range for everything from hormones to blood count to thryoid to diabetes. The only irregular result was for something called "sex hormone binding globulin" which the doctor didn't actually order, and wasn't sure what it meant. Wikipedia tells me that abnormal levels are a symptom of PCOS, but without being able to see my ovaries on the ultrasound, I've got no idea.

I've been on the birth control pill Linessa for two full cycles now and it hasn't done anything to regular or stop my constant period.

Added to that, I'm jewish, so my husband and I can't have sex while I'm mensturating... So this is becoming increasingly frustrating!!

If anyone has any suggestions as to possible conditions and how I can treat this and stop my period, please help!

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  • I'm 25 years old, and I've had moderate to heavy vaginal bleeding and clotting for four months. It stopped once for not more than 5 days. Some days the blood comes mostly when I wipe after using the bathroom, but lately its been coming heavy all day long. My doctor originally thought I had PCOS as my former periods were few and far between, so he ordered an internal and external ultrasound, however the technician was "not able to visualize" my ovaries. My blood tests were all in the normal healthy range for everything from hormones to blood count to thryoid to diabetes. The only irregular result was for something called "sex hormone binding globulin" which the doctor didn't actually order, and wasn't sure what it meant. Wikipedia tells me that abnormal levels are a symptom of PCOS, but without being able to see my ovaries on the ultrasound, I've got no idea.I've been on the birth control pill Linessa for two full cycles now and it hasn't done anything to regular or stop my constant period. Added to that, I'm jewish, so my husband and I can't have sex while I'm mensturating... So this is becoming increasingly frustrating!! If anyone has any suggestions as to possible conditions and how I can treat this and stop my period, please help!I had a 9 month period last year - heavy, long periods since I was 15. The only reason they would go away was anaemia. I've been on pills since then, which often didn't work. After 10 years I think we've finally found the answer. I'm progesterone dominant, so the pills which were always high in progesterone were only doing damage - thinning out my endometrial lining. Now I'm on a similar pill but with less progesterone. My periods stopped as soon as I switched. I would hope that with all the tests you've had they have actually tested those hormones - but I'd thought they had done every test under the sun for me and they still didn't discover this simple error. So go to a gynacologist ASAP if you are relying on GP's like I was. Your problem probably could be anything, there are lots of causes for heavy flows - but for me, time made a difference. Every day I left it meant more damage to my endometrial lining - it was 0.2mm thick last check and needs to be 6mm minimum before my chances of falling pregnant are affected.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2009
    • 07:02 AM
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  • I had a 9 month period last year - heavy, long periods since I was 15. The only reason they would go away was anaemia. I've been on pills since then, which often didn't work. After 10 years I think we've finally found the answer. I'm progesterone dominant, so the pills which were always high in progesterone were only doing damage - thinning out my endometrial lining. Now I'm on a similar pill but with less progesterone. My periods stopped as soon as I switched. I would hope that with all the tests you've had they have actually tested those hormones - but I'd thought they had done every test under the sun for me and they still didn't discover this simple error. So go to a gynacologist ASAP if you are relying on GP's like I was. Your problem probably could be anything, there are lots of causes for heavy flows - but for me, time made a difference. Every day I left it meant more damage to my endometrial lining - it was 0.2mm thick last check and needs to be 6mm minimum before my chances of falling pregnant are affected.In response to both ladies recent menstrual issues, I also went through some similar problems. After a while, I ended up doing a lot of research on the issues and discovered many different things that can contribute to excessive bleeding and clots, that are quite simple to remedy. Also, may I suggest that you continue doing research on birth control, as many times, birth control pills can actually make menstrual symptoms worse. Sometimes, more natural, basic remedies work better.Best of luck to you both!Elaina Wicks
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