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Old 01-25-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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greta1008 HB User
non-period bleeding

Thank god for strangers
I have been "bleeding" in b/w periods for quite a few years now and it's just now starting to really get on my nerves. Here are the nasty details:
it's not blood per's dark brown, smells metallic, and can be mucosy or really runny.
It happens about a week or so before my real period
There is no pain other than very slight cramping
I call it my "pre-period period" b/c it gets so heavy that i've thought about using tampons.
It's ruining my desire to have sex with my fiance and it's embarassing, of course.
No real history of womanly problems except for endometriosis on my dad's side.
My doctor told me that my birth control will help, but it has not helped. In fact, it doesn't matter if i'm on BC or not--it happens anyway!
If anyone has faced this same dilemma, please feel free to make me feel better about the situation I want to get rid of this if it's at all possible. Thank you!!

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Old 03-18-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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ajt521 HB User
Re: non-period bleeding

I have the same problem - and I hate it - it makes your period twice as long with a week of spotting and a week of actual bleeding. I also call it my pre-period as well Haven't figured out what causes it or how to stop it. And I HAVE gotten to the point of using tampons just to avoid the messiness. But now I use a Diva Cup because it feels healthier to use it and pantiliners on the lighter days. Also, feminine care/baby wipes do help with feeling cleaner/less smelly. Do let me know if you figure out a solution.

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