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    hey i am 18 years old and have been suffering with really heavy periods since i was the age of 9 before and during the periods i have really bad periods pains. since last year i have been diagnosed to the gp as i have been colappsing and bleeding constinlty with only having a 2 day brake and bleeding for 5-8 days. they have currently tuck my blood and i have had a scan and they came back as nothing they were looking for were found is their any suggestns why this is happening to me??





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    i was diagnosed with pcos 10 years ago, ive always had irregular periods but in the last 3 months i have had heavy periods with light bleeding inbetween, im fed up now i havent had a day off bleeding saw the gp who gave me the pill which ive been taking for 2 months which hasnt changed anything, recent smear was ok should i be worried about anything else?had us scan which was ok aswell. really getting me down now not going back to the gp as they wont refer me to gynae as apparently they would be bored by mere irregular periods!





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    I've been diagnosed with PCOS for 10 years too. I found the pill to be absolutly useless. The "period" you get with the pill isn't a real period it's just withdrawl bleeding from the lack of hormones. Your not actually ovulating when your on the pill. When I was on the pill I would get bleeding inbetween because the hormones weren't strong enough. Then the doctor increased the strength of the pill and it made me ill. Only thing that actually helped me was the naturopath but it's very expensive. Check how much red meat your eating it's full of hormones and might be throwing yours off kilter. As well soy can really affect you hormones and period.

    I have had the depo injections since I was 20 and hardly had any periods apart from bleeding for 5 weeks immediately after staring them. I then had an implant fitted when I was 30, it worked in exactly the same way, hardly any periods, but the ones I had were light. I had the implant changed last year, and I had regular monthly periods for 9 months, but for the past 4 months I have been bleeding most of the time. I have a couple of days off, then start again, it is quite heavy at times, and I have to use towels and tampons together. Is it possible that the implant has only just started to affect me after all these years, or it is likely to be something else?





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    i started my periods when i was 9 and got put on pill when i was 12 because of heavy bleeding which worked i fell pregnant march 2010 and aborted it since then i have been bleeding heavy all the time i have had pills to stop me bleeding for week or so but its getting me down now very worring





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    Im 35 and have four children,my youngest is 10. I have laways had regular periods. For the last 4 months i have had irregular periods, pain, heavy bleeding and bleeding for few days tehn stopping for a few adn then starting again. In april i had severe stomach pains and was in hospital. They think i had ruptured cysts in my pelvis but never really explained. I also have spotting in between my periods. They gave me scans and blood tests at the hospital and i had fluid in my pouch of douglas and also a small fibroid in my ovary(which they said is normal). I dont know what is going on with my body but its driving me mad. Any ideas what could be causing my irregular periods and pelvic pain(usually worse in one side)





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    It's probably the fibroid. They are nastly little things. Go and talk with your doc again and ask them to focus on the fibroid. My sister recently had a partial hysterectomy due to a couple that caused her to bleed for over a year straight.

    Hi, I'm 15 and I'm alittle worried in regards to bleeding. I have noticed today (first time of this happening) that I am bleeding out my vagina? My periods are regular and once a month, but I've already had it this month. I haven't had sex, but when I wipe there is blood (not just spots, but not quite as heavy as periods) I don't want to of to the doctor, incase it's nothing. Please help me, im a little bit scared incase it is something serious. Has anyone had this, or heard of this before? PLEASE HELP! Thanks





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    I had the coil fitted about a month ago and I havnt stopped bleeding since. It's not heavy bleeding and it doesn't hurt but its just really annoying, iv been on 6 different birth control pills and they didn't stop my bleeding, I went on the injection for a year and my periods completely stopped but I got very bad back acne and gained some weight so iv finally opted for the copper coil, but I havnt stopped bleeding since a couple of days after I had it fitted! Also I'm already anaemic some bleeding continuously doesn't help the situation Please help!





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    For the passed 6 months I have been having irregular bleeding. My periods always come on time but i have very light bleeding inbetween my period. Has anyone else experienced this or have any idea what could be causing this?





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    I have had light bleeding between periods which in my case is caused by a fibroid tumor. These are benign and generally harmless, but some women get a lot of them, and in younger women can lead to difficulty getting pregnant. These can be removed with surgery if they are causing problems.

    I recently started taking the pill (mycrogynon). I took it on the third day of my period as instructed, and two weeks later I'm still bleeding. The bleeding is very light, but my periods only normally last 7/8 days. Is this normal?





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    This has happened to me before when I have taken two packets together in a row without a break. It has always stopped for me when I have had my pill-free break. My advice would be to continue taking your pill as normal, following the instructions. If, after your pill-free break, you continue to bleed, go to see your GP.

    I am 17, I've had period for a couple years and I got the Implanon in Feb 2010. My periods were very irregular for a while then they calmed down, and recently I've been getting periods that last so long I actually get excited when I get a day off. I don't know if this is due to the Implanon and I should get it taken out. I'm also worried whether I could generally just be bleeding and it's not periods...





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    I'm on implanon and I have the same problem, I can go without a period for up to 3-4 months and then I will be bleeding for a long time, the longest being 2 months with only 2 day with no bleeding, so think it may just be the implanon. Try going to your local family plannign clinic and they will probably help you :) .

    im on implanon i have been on for 6 months i went to a g.u.m clinic and they said that bleeding sometimes lasts for as long as a year

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    I suffer with heavy bleeding throughout my periods and the worst pain you could ever imagine I also get bleeding between periods the gynaecologist suggested she burn away the lining of the womb as this will stop the bleeding altogether but my gp says it wont. Please help





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    Hey, Im 24 and started bleeding all the time and during sex so I went to my gp and found out I have cervical erosion and I had it treated... For 6 months it's been perfect no bleeding until now... I've started bleeding inbetweeners periods and I have started bleeding a tiny bit during sex but no were near as bad as before, I got told the pill can cause it but I have to take the pill because I have PCOS and I need it to regulate my periods, can it come back after 6 months? Please help





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    just take time out to see a gynaecologist......you may benefit from a pap smear....typically designed to look into cervical pathology.....as postcoital bleeds signifies cervical dysplasias,As a young girl its neccessary at this stage.

    i have had bleeding inbetween my periods for over two years now, the bleeding can last from 1day up to 4days. i also can have bleeding during intercorse, i always know when im bleeding during intercore as it is a sharp pain that just gets worse if i try to grin and bear if (FOR MY HUSBANDS SAKE) if im luck and get awy without bleeding, after sex my tummy swells up and can be painfull. i have been to see a gynie and have had to DNC, ive also been trying now for another baby but have had no secess, some people may say im greedy as i am a mum of to age 13 and 2 1/2 year old. my doctors have really been no help. any clues???





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    I have had irregular periods, bleeding in between periods, not knowing if I am going to bleed from day to day I can't tell you how many pairs of underwear have been ruined! I have tried to see if there are any patterns to it and I think it happens when I'm feeling stressed or anxious but my doctor said it's usually the opposite??? I have had a colposcopy and soooooo many smear tests I honsetly don't know where to turn next. I do worry that it might be hiding something more serious especially since I seem to be getting other symptoms in that region now. If anyone has any other suggestions please help. By the way, good luck with your baby plans, you are not greedy!

    I have this problem too! I was offered cauterisation, but am not keen as the consultant said everything looks healthy! I'd love to know what causes this as it's very inconvenient and putting me off sex (much to my husbands frustration!).

    first of all calm down. what do you mean 'bleeding'? do you mean bleeding in between periods? that the bleeding *is* your period? are you losing a lot of blood? what else is going on?

    hi im 20 and been with my partner for 4 years.for the past 3 years i have been having what the docs call breakthrouth bleeding i have been and see specialist and had my cervix froze and i have tried 5 different contraceptive pills and still bleeding inbetween periods. the bleeding mostly starts after intercourse which sometimes is painful please help





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    my daughter started her periods at the age of 12 for four months first two months she had heavy bleeding now they have stopped completely, she was on a pill for her heavy bleeding too capsule transmine 500 mg n she prescribed her optilets m iron, please let me know what to do in such situation to regulate my daughters periods she is 13 now





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    it is normal for a girls period to be heavier when they first start, in fact a girls period can be unregulated untill their late teens when the are at sexual maturity. if you are worried about your daughters period cycle it is best to consult a GP and discuss different option in which you can regulate it.

    thanx for your concern its appreciated:) my concern which i discussed here is solved and my daughter has started having her periods again,:)

    Hi I am a 23 year old female, I am anaemic and I had a septum operation in my nose leaving a hole in my septum when I was a child that keeps bleeding everyday lately. I have also been getting bleeding in between periods and my periods are very late, this months period has not come yet. Sometimes I get discharge with a yellowish tinge In addition I keep getting sharp abdominal pains just below my left ribcage. What could be the problem?





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    This sounds similar to me......since having my 3rd child my periods have been heavy and lasting a long time. It's now 18 months since my my last was born and I spend up to two weeks a month with a period which may have some break from bleeding. So I may get 4days of bleeding break for a day or two and them get bleeding again for a number of days. Unsure whether it is something I should worry about.

    Hi,i had normal periods before but since ive tried preventing once and stoped the other month ive been bleeding none stop then afterwards i went straight to heavy periods i change pads every hour and my periods last for five days.please help.





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    I had one depo injection last year around march and I didn't have anymore after that, since then my periods have been on and off, about 2 months ago it seemed normal again but then the following month I was about a week late and then came on on the 3rd of feb, I then was bleeding for 3 weeks which I found very strange and was quite worried but it stopped, I also want to start trying for a baby but have no idea when I would ovulate or when my periods would be normal seeing as I was bleeding for 3 weeks and want to know if this is anything I should be worried about?





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    I would just have sex when it feels right and don't stress.about the baby or the period stress can only make all that worse... O and the 3week thing is ok since u havnt been reg your body was kinda flushing extra and stress can prolong those things

    i have been bleeding while on the pill which i have been on for 2 years. i have been to see a sexual health advisor and she said it could be chlamydia. could you explain the cause of me bleeding in between my periods please thank you zoe.





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    It's good to see the issue of periods on TV. As many as 1 in 100 teenage girls could have an undiagnosed bleeding disorder that can cause very heavy periods, sometimes lasting for weeks or months at a time. If you are worried about heavy bleeding you can get in touch with The Haemophilia Society for information about what to do. Claire, The Haemophilia Society www.haemophilia.org.uk or www.womenbleedtoo.org.uk





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    My periods used to be quite heavy and would last for about 6 days, but my last 2 periods ive had have been really light and have lasted about 3/4 days.Im only 17 and started my period a couple of months before my 14th birthday so i've only been having periods for about 3.5 years is this normal? Also 2 weeks after my last period i found that i had bled and i thought i had come on again but the next day i wern't bleeding? this has happened my last two periods, any advice? thanks





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    hi my name is amanda. i have had periods for about 4 year and they are still irregular. my bleeding is so heavy andi get reallybad pains (cramp). i have been in hospital for the pains but they didnt know whats a matter with me. i have continuis bleeding for months on end then sto for about a week at the most hen have more continuis bleeding for months again. i keeep going to the doctors but they just give me tablets to stop the bleeding but they never work and it doesn't solve the problem i just want to know whats a matter with me! could you tell me??





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    I have recently been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, I'm 21 and have always had problems with pills and heavy bleeding, it unfortunately runs in my family. I came off contraception a year and a half ago as the hormone imbalance was making me really ill. Since then I didn't have periods while my body was getting back to normal. I then started to bleed every week before they realised I need to have cells burnt as they were causing the bleeding. Since then I have barely had any periods (6 months) and it could have been longer as the cell bleeding was not a true period. Having polycystic ovaries does explain it but I was told I do not have the syndrome as I am not overweight or have excess hair on my body. I have developed quite bad acne though, which I have never suffered with before. Should I go back to my doctor to get treatment for this? It is really affecting my self confidence and it keeps getting worse. The doctor has also told me to wait another two months to see if I have a period but it seems highly unlikely. Does anyone know what the next stage is if you are not bleeding at all? Or isn't there one?





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    I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS. I am, if anything underweight and so am nothing close to being overweight. I don't have acne and excess hair is minimal (not much different to any of my 'normal' friends). I am 24 years old and I have been going to my doctor since the age of 10 with abdominal pain, heavy bleeding or only pain and no bleeding. I can wait anywhere from 0-11 months for a menstrual cycle to awaken. My doctor persistently told me I was normal, sending me for blood tests which he told me revealed nothing abnormal. Finally, at 24 my new doctor listened to my concerns for not being able to conceive. A further blood test revealed an abnormal hormone. I have since had a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound scan which revealed enlarged ovaries, containing multiple follicles (cysts) in both ovaries. The next step for me is to see a specialist to view my options to conceive in the future. I would recommend anyone who knows there is something unusual with your body to keep pushing your doctor. They told me I was normal an didn't have PCOS for years only to tell me that I have had it all along.

    hi my name is laura and im 20 yrs of age i started my periods wen i was 13 and the very first day i started they have always been very very heavy and i never ever know wen im coming on because i am always on i could be on for 7 days straight then off for 2 days then be back on for 5 days then off for 4 days and so on but the longest i have ever been on for is 6 weeks straight with bleeding all the time and very very heavy and sometimes i have to change my pad every 30 mins i have been to my doctors and they first put me on the pill which i tried 3 types but didnt do anything for my periods what so ever then they put me on the depo injection which i was on for 2 1/2 yrs which i was having every 12 wks then they cut it down to 8 wks cos i was still bleeding very heavy but i had to come off that cos i was getting headache and feeling unwell i went to my local hospital and saw a doc about it and they put a camara up me to see if everything was normal and they said yes apart from your womb is full of blood which i didnt think was normal but they seem to think it was i get really bad stomach pains that really hurt and most of the time i end up crying being in so much pain and my stomach seem to swell up wen im bleeding and sex is sometimes very painful too i get really tried and sleep alot and i never ever seem to have any energy i would just love to know if my periods are normal or not and to see if anything can be done about it cos i dont think i can carry on much more so if someone could get back to me that would be great





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    Hi I started my periods when I was 7 I am now 30 and it has got to the stage I can not move with out bleeding like a tap I am having to use pads that old people use because I am that heavy bleeding I have pcos and a cyst on my right side it's getting me down I had cysts drained when I was 21 but they have now come back and it seems no one wants to help me





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    PCOS unfortunately means heavy periods. Have you asked about any meds to help with the bleeding? Ask your GP about tranexamic acid. If you still have cysts and nobody is helping you, please ask for a second opinion. Experience has taught me that gynae's differ in their attitudes and skills. Perhaps there is one out there who has an interest in PCOS for you. Good luck!

    I have tried all tablets but still get heavy periods I am seeing a consultant in May

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    Hi I'm 19 years old and suffer really badly from irregular periods andhave done for a while. My problem isn't that I'm not getting periods, it's that I'm constantly bleeding. It's coming up to 8 weeks where I have been bleeding and it's quite heavy. I am on the pill and have been tried on many different types over the years but it can go from having a period that lasts a week to one that lasts 8 weeks. My doctors keep telling me to persue with the pill and it will sort itself out but I'm not convinced. Please help.





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    hi, last year i had a partial molar pregnancy. since then i have been bleeding very irregular and having very unusal bleeding. at first i did not mind as i knew after having a mole i would have lots of bleeding to flush everything out of my system as i didnt have a d and c i took to pill (the doctors did not know i was having a molor pregnancy) but its now a year and 2 months later and i am still bleeding irregular and the blood looks more like it is cut than period blood. ive really had enough now and have got to the point that i want it all cut away, especially when i worked out that i had had 6 months worth of extra periods and as i have genital herpes it has been irritating it.i dont usually have any problems with my herpes but when i bleed it starts to feel sore. i have been to the doctors and they have put me on the pill to try and regulate my periods and have been on the pill now for 2 months and there is no change. i even had a period last month for 3 weeks and 6 days and when i told the doctor they said i had to give the pill at lest 3 months to settle down. i have really had enough please help





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    I'm 38 yrs old and I've been bleeding extremely heavily for nearly 3 months. I've never suffered with my periods always been regular now it's interrupting my day to day life I'm scared to leave the house. My doctor prescribed tranxemic acid tabs but they haven't helped at all and I haven't stopped bleeding to be able to get an examination, is there anything that could stop this bleeding? I've had a really stressful few months could this b contributing to the blood loss?





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