When to ask doctor about irregular bleeding?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@stefanielovesjamie:  I would call now. It’s your doctor’s job to help you and answer your questions when you have them. Put your mind at ease and call ’em up!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@stefanielovesjamie:  Sounds like a good plan. Let us know how it ends up working out!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

im kind of on the same boat, i went from depo shot and no periods to implanon and i bleed upto 2weeks or one week im off and the next im on, really thinking of taking it out

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It makes me crazy when doctors brush off stuff like this. It’s not “normal” to bleed for that long. Prior to implanon were you on another form of birth control when your cycles would be 11-12 days?? Long, painful cycles can be a sign of PCOS, Endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, etc. Bleeding continually since getting the implanon can be a sign of issues with that. It’s worth pushing for further testing/examination. Do you see your primary care physician for this stuff or an OB/GYN specifically? If your current doctor is not meeting your needs or listening to your concerns, I urge you to find a new one that will!! I hope you find some answers and relief soon. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@stefanielovesjamie:  I’m so sorry the doctors have been ignoring you. This is absolutely unacceptable. It is so ridiculous. I truly hope you find a doctor that will listen to you, take your concerns seriously and help you in any way possible. It makes me crazy that just because a woman isn’t trying to get pregnant at a given time, their reproductive issues are ignored. Your quality of life is impacted constantly because of this!! Good luck with the new doc!!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Good luck with the new doc!

One hint in terms of communicating your issue–usually the term cycle refers to your whole menstrual cycle, from the day you get your period until the day before you get your next period. The so called typical cycle is 28 days but can vary considerably, so it didn’t seem like big deal when yousaid your cycle was 48 days. Then I realized you didn’t mean your cycle, but rathe your period was 48 days–that’s crazy long!

So, be careful to say period or bleeding rather than cycle to the doctor so there is no confusion.

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