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Bleeding for over a month. what next?

(10 Posts)
NachoAddict Sun 04-Aug-13 17:56:40

I went to the gp because I was having two periods each month. She organised a colposcopy appointment as I have previously had abnormal cells. In the 8 weeks it took for the appointment to come round I had no period at all.

At the colposcopy she checked my copper coil, said it was fine, took swabs for infection which were clear and said my cervix looked normal.

Since the colposcopy I have been bleeding and cramping. This was just over a month ago now. Not heavy bleeding but anything from normal period flow to pink discharge every day.

One week after the colposcopy the gp put me on the pill to try to regulate my periods. I have now finished the first pack and there has been no improvement.

Do I give it a few more months for the pill to settle in or do I go back to the gp now?

She didn't seem concerned as I have always had irregular periods unless on the pill but it is usually absent periods not continous ones.

cjel Sun 04-Aug-13 18:21:55

I'd go back. I was on pill and coil once and they both have hormones that can react. Have col removed at least. Could you be menopausal that can mess with bleeding? But I'd go back. they will think you are ok if you don't.

NachoAddict Sun 04-Aug-13 19:13:04

I am 27 so probably not menopauseal, although I suppose it could be early.

The coil is the copper type so no added hormones there.

Your right I will go back, I just don't want to waste their time if they will just say give the pill chance.

cjel Sun 04-Aug-13 19:17:27

I had coil and didn't know it had hormones, they told me they all do now, but don't know for sure. Probably not menopause then. I don't t hink if its your health that you are wasting there time, that is what they are there for. You are worth taking care ofsmile

NachoAddict Sun 04-Aug-13 19:43:26

Thanks smile

I will ask about the hormones, I specifically asked for the copper one without any because I wanted to give my body a rest, turns out it is not very good at regulating itself hence the addition of the pill.

cjel Sun 04-Aug-13 19:51:39

As I say I could be wrong, but worth an ask. Do you take any supplements the b vitamins are important the healthy cycle? may be worth going down that route?

the copper coil will not have hormones, only the mirena one does. The copper coil is known to make periods heavier, longer and more painful

NachoAddict Sun 04-Aug-13 20:00:07

Thanks for clearing that up I love I had the coil in for 6 months problem free, then 3 months of two periods a month, two months of no periods and one month of constant bleeding.

I don't take any supplements but I will get one.

Geordieminx Sun 04-Aug-13 20:11:25

I have an appointment next month to have copper coil taken out after a year of periods as you describe. 7 days of bleeding, week off, couple of days bleeding, week off then 7 days bleeding again.

Had all of the tests/scans/swabs but nothing to report, just ob the coil.

Gp suggested getting mirena fitted at the sane time...am tempted, more so because I have kinda run out of options but reading some of the horror stories on here I'm a bit scared.

I did get some hormone tablets last month which slowed period down but as soon as I stopped them period came back so still ended up bleeding for 10 days hmm

NachoAddict Sun 04-Aug-13 20:31:37

It's a nightmare isn't it!

Did you have problems from the start or just after awhile. The first 6 months were fine.

The whole reason I chose the copper coil was to avoid problems like this, how naieve of me.

I hope you get sorted!

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