My last 6 cycles have been: 14 days 15 days 13 days 20 days 13 days 21 days
I'm having blood tests on Weds. I've already had an pelvic us to check for fibroids which came back totally normal. It also showed I was about to ovulate (so for that cycle at least I was ovulating). I could have cried when I got my period last night, it's just ridiculous how often I'm bleeding. I used to have the depo injection but my last one was over a year ago.
Is anyone else going through similar? I don't know what the doctors are going to suggest they check next.
Hello little are you sure that each bleed is a period? I used to think I had really short cycles and then realised that every other one was actually coinciding with ovulation (doh). If the problem is a short luteal phase, I've had success with vit B6 for that (post-mc).
Hiya Generic You've got a good point, I do sometimes wonder and hope that every other bleed is ovulation. But surely that shouldn't last for several days and be heavy enough to need tampons? It's just really doing my head in today!
Ah good point little mine were lighter than that. I just thought of it when you had your dildo cam and you were ovulating (even though you didn't think you were at that point in your cycle). Who knew it could be so complicated eh?
I have a 27 day cycle but on day 15/16 most cycles I would bleed until my true period started. Basically, I thought I just had a period most of the time. I started charting (using this book) and realised that it was an inconvenient 10 day or so pre-period bleed before my true period (because I was charting I saw the temperature difference when I ovulated and also when my real period arrived).
I was being scanned to check for problems - at my last check about 11 months the issue became irrelevant as I'd just had a surprise BFP! Ihadn't been TTC but very happy to have my 2 MO DD now!
Charting is easier than you think, that book is a great investment for any woman anyway, especially if you are ttc or have any woman's health issues...
I just bought a kit from Boots and took my temp as soon as I woke up. You don't even need to write it down straight away if you are still too tired - the digital thermometre records the last temp and I just jotted it on the graph when I woke up properly...a pattern soon emerges and if you mess up the odd day or two it doesn't matter once you get to know your cycle.
Hi thelittlefriend a few possibilities for you, I have a few things which can cause frequent bleeding, i used to have a 14-19 cycle ever since i was 12 and its only been figured out in the last year what is causing it. - Thyroid problems over or under active, get them to check your TSH and anitbodies too very important - Low progesterone - PCOS I have all 3 together
Oh bebemad how rubbish to have all three, are you more likely to have the others if you have one of them IYSWIM, or is that just really bad luck?
I'm off to the docs this afternoon for blood tests, including thyroid and progesterone. I don't have any other symptoms of pcos and have had a pelvic us that came back all clear, so hopefully not that one at least. Thanks for the advice though. Now they know what was causing your short cycles, have they been able to do anything to help you?
I think that there are links between them all in some way, but i think its my bad luck! I am on thyroxine daily for a year and since being on that i have regular 25-30 day cycle, amazing. Good luck today!