(Closed) Possible TMI… Very Frequent Periods?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Thank goodness you are seeing a dr. Sounds like cyst to me. Hope you are ok! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I often have that, but it’s apparently because I’m on the mini/progestin-only pill. The combined pill shouldn’t do that, however. It’s good you’re seeing the doc.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely see the doctor. I’ve got a client who had very heavy and frequent periods (every two weeks, lasting a week each). It wasn’t anything majorly wrong with her, but the doctors treated it, because it meant that she would most likely hit menopause by 25-30 years of age.

It’s most likely different for you, given that this has only recently started happening, but at the very least, it points to some major hormonal imbalances which probably need to be checked out.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Has the possibility of endometriosis come up?  Or fibroids?  I had a fibroid pop fast between an MRI and a CT (for totally unrelated issues). I didn’t think they grew that quickly but apparently they can.  I don’t want to worry you…I find it sometimes is better to ask doctors about specific things when I’m not sure what’s wrong.  I tend to get flustered and forget my questions if I don’t. 

I’ve  also had to switch pills a couple times simply because my body just stopped cooperating with the pill and I would get break through bleeding. 

Hope you get some answers.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As a pp mentioned this can be a symptom of some unpleasant things. After being regular for years, like clockwork, I went through a spell of having a period every couple weeks. It was a symptom of early menopause (I was 26 at the time). Ask your doctor to run a full hormone panel, specifically ask them to check a hormone called FSH.

When the results come back, ask for the number. If it is elevated (like more than 10) it is an issue. I would hope the doctor would know that, but my OBGYN did not.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@akirasan:  I have a very similar situation!

@LadyElva:  OMGosh! I think I need to see my doctor, then! Yikes!

Starting November, I had my period every 3 weeks and then come Janaury & Feb, it was every 2 weeks and it’s about to start again after a 3 week break. Ugh! And it does last at least 5 days each time.

My main problem is the only women’s health doctor I see at the clinic on campus – should I find a regular GYN?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I started having 2 periods a month like clockwork. It turned out to be a very small cyst – so small that at first the doctor missed it on the ultrasound… I would find a regular GYN if I were you. To treat it my doc just changed my birth control

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@akirasan:  Well, I had one that I had been going to for around 5 years before I moved away to college and never thought to get one or any kind of regular doctor.  I have specialists I see because stuff has come up and well, my university has one of the best colleges of medicine in the country so we have a facility on campus with specialists of almost every kind, but the clinic is free visits every time because we’re students.

So yeah okay, go to a doctor.

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