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Abnormal Bleeding !

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Hello Everyone!

Has anyone else experienced prolonged bleeding while having PCOS?? I’ve had this “period” since December 2017 and was recently put on birth control to stop the bleeding due to becoming anemic. I’ve had a Pap smear and it came back “normal”. Is there something out there (besides birth control) I can take to stop this issue?

Thank you,

posted March 16, 2018
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A myPCOSteam Member

Yes I had a period that lasted more than 5 years and it seems to never get better and the medical doctors didn't know how to treat it. I finally found the right guy collagist who went in and did a DNC to scrape the ovaries and put me on the Mirena IUD which stopped the bleeding all together. Since having it in for 3 years I have not had menstrual cramps or a period. Best decision of my life.

posted October 15, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

I had my period from March 2018 to August 2018, heavier than I'd ever experienced before. I've had brutal, irregular cycles since I was 12 but this was the worst I've ever been. I needed a blood transfusion in July because my hemoglobin and iron levels became so low. I got an IUD in August which helped slow things down but I was still having quite heavy, irregular periods. After 5 months I had the most terrible cramps I've ever had before and stood up and my IUD came out with a huuuge clot and I bled extremely heavily for an hour or so and then continued to have a pretty heavy flow for a week or 2. I've tried quite a few different BC pills over the years, none of which really helped a whole lot. I'm currently waiting to see a OB/GYN so I can(hopefully) get a hysterectomy and be done with all this BS lol. I feel for anyone else going through these kinds of issues, it's a total nightmare! Good luck to all 🙂

posted March 9, 2019 (edited)
A myPCOSteam Member

I was going through the same thing & i went through 3 different birth controls but none of them worked. Im on progesterone now and its the only thing thats helped. The only thing that happened to me was that i missed a period but that kinda comes with pcos

posted March 22, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

I just got over spotting for 20 days. This has never happened before thou

posted June 17, 2020
A myPCOSteam Member

I do feel sorry for you. I too had a long period that lasted for as almost 3 months. I went to my obgyn and they started me on bc for 3 months and then I had migraines. Stopped that pill and started another one in a few months, but migraines kept returning til I had headaches for over six months before they went away. That was in the late 80's and early 90's. That was a long time ago and I had a hysterectomy in 2008.

Things are different now, but I still have all the same issues. The bloating, weight gain, mood swings are terrible. There is nothing they can do for those things just gave me more meds for things.

posted March 13, 2019

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