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Author Topic: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit  (Read 4900 times)

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Offline camille07

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My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:04:36 PM »
Uggghhh, ok, I've been going almost everyt 6 months for a pap smear since my poz. dx.  I'm not on meds.  My smears have been off, but the gyno takes a "snip snip" and checks the tissue sample.  Everything is always A-ok.  Lately, though, my cycle has been way off.  I seem to be getting my period more often ???
Anyone else find their flow out of wack?

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 04:50:49 AM »
Hi Camille

It sounds like you have a condition known as polymenorrhea,  it could  be something as simple as an hormonal imbalance, go and talk to your doctor again and see if you can get your hormones level  checked.

Maybe a D&C ( dilation and Curettage) will help, but you really need to talk to your Doctor.

Remember it's important to keep up your fluid intake to substitute the blood you lose.

Let us know how you get on.

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Offline ubotts

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 08:51:07 AM »
HI there
Do  you know if your starting menopause? I went though
bleeding for 16 days and heavy, then went to my gyn and
she gave me a hormone pill, which stopped the bleeding.

If this continues go back and see what treatment is right for
you ..Everyone women's case is different, so see why this
is happening to you by asking alot of questions..
Hope that helps..
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Offline ubotts

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 08:52:25 AM »
HI there
Do  you know if your starting menopause? I went though
bleeding for 16 days and heavy, then went to my gyn and
she gave me a hormone pill, which stopped the bleeding.

If this continues go back and see what treatment is right for
you ..Everyone women's case is different, so see why this
is happening to you by asking alot of questions..
Hope that helps..
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline camille07

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 12:42:55 PM »
I'm 37 so I don't think I starting menopause just yet, though I have heard of the exceptions.  I'm also thinking it might be an ovarian cyst, which I've had in the past.  I will get it checked out, just have been to more doctors in the last few weeks and I'm doctor'd out.

Thanks Girls.

Offline momoftwo

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2007, 01:36:05 PM »
I seem to have this problem also although I just had a baby. I did the depo shot to be on the safe side in the hospital and now I am spotting everyday! I am not sure what is whether it is a light period or I will be spotting on the shot.

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 12:40:07 AM »
Hi Camille,

I have been going through the same thing, too, and every time I say its due to stress, my OBGYN disagrees.  I have been on the pill for close to 20 years now, and just lately I have started bleeding during week 2 as well as the normal week 4 of my pill pack.  I had a Pap come back slightly abnormal in early May and followed up with a uterine biopsy (not cervical, think higher up....lol, OUCH if you haven't had kids, remember to BREATHE, lol....).  Just got the results back, A-OK, but I have three superball-sized fibroids in my uterus.  Fibroids are very common in women, some can be tiny and cause discomfort and/or irregular bleeding, while others can be as big as an orange and cause no trouble at all.  They go away by themselves over time, this happened to me before a few years back.  So, maybe you should have a pelvic sonogram done to check for fibroids?  Also, I am diabetic which throws my thyroid out of whack, and I personally think that is the reason for my irregular and sometimes heavy bleeding.  My thyroid meds had to be increased in early May when my labs showed the thyroid was underactive.  I am on Levoxyl.  My OBGYN said I need to come back in to "discuss my irregular bleeding" but I am going to give myself a hiatus and see if my increase in thyroid meds helps things to straighten out.  I hope you find some answers!  Hang in there, changes with your cycle don't happen overnight, unfortunately.

Cindy
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Offline zachysmom

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007, 02:14:33 PM »
Hey Cammie,
Have you tried birth control pills? I have been on them since I was 15 to regulate my period. It might help you. But if it's bleeding that's come on suddenly you should talk with you doctor. I know about doctored out, if it's a possiblity try to email your doc instead of having to come in.
Nicole
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Offline tigger2376

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 07:48:07 PM »
Once everythings been checked and OKd I'd recommend the contraceptive injection. i've been on it for 20 years, it stops my periods completely except for the short times I've been off it to make sure I'm still capable of having them! They popped back up like clockwork, then I just started the jabs again. I know its not everyones cup of tea, but depo provera has been a gift to me. I used to suffer really hellish 7 day periods, with 7 days before and after of moodswings and PMT,spotting and cramps. Had a D&C to sort out underlying problem, got it treated, then the jab.
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2007, 10:00:46 PM »
I seem to have this problem also although I just had a baby. I did the depo shot to be on the safe side in the hospital and now I am spotting everyday! I am not sure what is whether it is a light period or I will be spotting on the shot.


I am 38 and was having periods that lasted almost 2 weeks every month. Since I am always known to be anemic, I went to the ER. They tried the pill but that seemed to make it worse so they referred me to one of their gyns. I must admit, I love him. He's gay and looks like a blonde beach bunny. Anyhoo, he put me on the depo shot and my period has stopped. You will spot sometimes, I know I did once since I have been on the shot. Some worry about weight gain but I have actually lost a few pounds. How long has this spotting been going on? I would suggest you call your gyn, it may just be your body getting use to the shot....
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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007, 01:05:52 AM »
Hi Ladies,

I got my labs back today, and since upping my Levoxyl dose for hypothyroidism last May, things with my cycle are returning to normal.  Thank goodness!  I am still bleeding during week 3 of my Yasmin rather than week 4, but the breakthrough is slowly merging with the regular period.  I love meds!

Cindy   :D
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Offline zachysmom

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Re: My Aunt flow keeps dropping in for a visit
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 10:17:53 AM »
Hey Cindy,
Glad to hear everything is working out, with the meds, and that your in a better mood.
 I am confident there will even Better results next time.

Good luck,
Nicole
From Russia with love,
Nicole

 


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