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Getting really concerned about dd's persistent bleeding

(7 Posts)
Abominablebride Sun 03-Jul-16 12:44:03

DD is now 17 but since starting her periods at 13 she has put up with almost persistent bleeding.

Firstly a wait and see approach was adopted as she was so young. At 15 she was put on the pill but suffered severe headaches and sickness despite trying different brands.

Last year they finally agreed to an ultrasound scan and hospital said she has Pcos. Doctor doesn't seem too concerned by the diagnosis and suggested a contraceptive implant to help control the bleeding. This was fitted 3 months ago and she has bled persistently since.

Last suggestion was tablets to take that delay periods. This has eased her flow but not stopped the bleeding

I really feel for her, she's miserable. Trying to manage college and a part time job with feeling rough constantly.

I just don't know where to go from here. Doctor doesn't think she needs a gynae referral so I'm at a loss what to do next

BluePitchFork Sun 03-Jul-16 12:47:02

insist on a referral. it's been going on for so long and so many things have been tried.
your poor dd. that not normal and a gyn might have better ideas about what might be the issue.

dodobookends Sun 03-Jul-16 12:47:15

Is there a different GP at the practice?

Abominablebride Sun 03-Jul-16 12:48:50

Sorry meant to say have seen various gps at the practise. One was very good and insisted on the ultrasound but she is newly qualified and has to report back to the senior doctor who said no referral was needed.

3littlefrogs Sun 03-Jul-16 12:58:34

How many times have you been back to the GP?
Have you been back every single time the treatment hasn't worked?

I ask only because the default position from the GP's POV is that if you don't come back you must be cured.

She does need a gynae referral. It may be that you have to keep going back, but you may need to ask the practice manager or the nurse which GP is appropriate for gynae problems.

Has she had blood tests done?

I do sympathise. It can be very difficult and sometimes you just feel as if you are up against a brick wall.

ElspethFlashman Sun 03-Jul-16 13:03:12

Absolutely 100% needs a referral. She could have endometrial hyperplasia which is where the lining grows constantly which = constant bleeding.

Either way she probably needs a camera up there to have a good look around (under general anaesthetic in gynae day clinic).

Abominablebride Sun 03-Jul-16 13:29:30

Thanks for all the replies.
Blood tests revealed low iron unsurprisingly so she takes high dose iron.

I'm at the doctors myself tomorrow so will ask to speak to the practise manager.

3littlefrogs we have been back after every different treatment, DD is getting more resistant in trying things as she feels like nothing has worked so far so nothing ever will. Constant battle sad

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