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Old 04-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Short, heavy period

Hi - for the last few months I've been experiencing shortened periods. They start off heavy with clotting and I have pretty extreme cramps (though as a long-time sufferer of PCOS, I'm pretty used to the cramps - though for years my period lasted at least 5-7 days). I am kind of worried about the shortened period, however. My period right now is extremely light and about to end after only 2 days.

I have not been sexually active for 8 months.

I was on birth control pills for 4 years (I stopped taking them about a year ago).

Is it possible that my PCOS is causing this?

I have not taken any pregnancy tests - considering it's been so long, I didn't think it was necessary.

 
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Re: Short, heavy period

It's certainly possible that your PCOS is causing your hormones to go out of whack enough to cause shortened periods.

I don't think you need to take a pregnancy test if you haven't had sex in 8 months.

There could be other things causing your heavy cramping and shortened periods also, such as fibroids or endometriosis.

You probably don't need to see a gynocologist about this right away. If I were you I'd wait several months to see if your cycle got back to more normal, and if not bring it up to your gynocologist at your next annual exam.

 
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