Last night I started bleeding again, for the third time this month. I had my regular period 28 days ago, then a week after that was over I started bleeding for a week, and last night I started bleeding again. THis time I have fairly bad cramps, which is very odd because I never get cramps. ever.
I'm on the pill anymore, and my periods have never been regular, but it wouldn't be having too many, it would be having too little (like once every six or four months or so).
Anyway, I went to the doc today and she's sending me to a gynocologist because I'm also diabetic and I also have PCOS. I'm not pregnant, and I do'nt have any STIs...
what I'm wondering is: has anyone else had this problem? The doc said most likely I'm going to have to go on the pill to regulate things, but I'm rather worried that I may have an ovarian cyst or some such problem because that sort of thing runs in my family.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Last edited by lil_miss_bad; 03-16-2005 at 09:29 AM.
Hi! Yes, the same thing has been happening to me for the past 2-3 months. I just got back from a specialist where they did a pelvic exam. Evidently my curvix looked abnormal and now I am scheduled for a "sonohistogram" which is an "in depth" sonogram which can show any problems with your curvix or uterus. Maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to suggest this to your doctor. It wouldn't hurt. My doctor also said since I am 33, your age and child birth may also affect your periods because your body changes due to these two things. The only thing different with me is that I am on the pill and usually this doesn't happen when you are on the pill. Although I have had other doctors tell me that excessive bleeding is common with some types of pills. I am worried a little, but hopefully if it is anything, they are catching it fast. Good luck, hope I helped. Lisa#2
you said that you have pcos. well, there you go. that causes irregula periods. i was also diagnosed with pcos recently. my husband and i are trying to have a baby and that was the only reason i found out. when i went off the pill a few months ago at first my cycles were very long and then i had two periods in one month.
i'm now taking a drug called metformin which is for insulin-resistance. i wonder if that would benefit you. you should ask your md.
another option for us pcos girls is going on the pill. but that's not an option for me right now.
best of luck.
Actually, I was on metformin a while back for my diabetes (I am also diabetic), and unfortuntly it did nothing for my periods, and was taken off of it and put on insulin because it didn't do the job of keeping my blood sugars in check.
I was a bit concerned with this because usually my periods are irregular to the point where I'll go months without having one -- and I had pretty bad cramps which was also odd because I don't usually have any cramps at all.
I've been referred to an ob/gyn and have an appointment this wednesday. The doc I saw said that because of my diabetes it was best to see a gynocologist about that, because more than likely I'll have to go on the pill, and with my increased risk for cardiovascular disease because of my diabetes, seeing a gyn. is the best thing. I'm a bit nervous about this; I've never been to see a gynocologist, and have not had a pelvic/pap test yet, because my doctor felt I didn't need to start having them until I turn 25 (or until I become sexually active) seeing as I am not sexually active as of yet, so I'm pretty nervous about what's going to happen.
I'm hoping it's just the PCOS, and nothing more serious -- I have a family history of reproductive system problems, and one death from ovarian cancer, so I'm a bit over concerned when things like this arise!
This was happeneing to me when I first started getting my periods around 16. I was getting them all the time w/the worst cramps in the world. I finally went to a gyno and i got set up on birthcontrol to regulate my period and it totally cut down on my cramps and made my periods lighter since they were always so heavy.