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Not sure what to do (TMI)

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CardioAndCupcakes Sat 23-Jul-16 10:27:51

Before I start, I'm 17.
I always thought I had regular periods and I did to some extent because the app I have on my phone could predict them to the day. However, within the last month I've been bleeding every week. This week my period finished on Sunday (Wed to Sunday) and I've just started bleeding again yesterday. That leaves only 4 days between them and a 8 day cycle. My cycles were always 35 days. It's heavy and looks like a normal period but I've been reading online and I suppose (TMI) it could be classed as a little watery and I read online that it could be an indication of cancer?

I don't know whether to see the GP or not because I don't really want to tell my mother but also I don't really like the doctors. Or I don't know if it's just irregular for no reason and it will rectify later. I do have my driving test in less than 2 weeks which I've been putting off since Feb to my instructors annoyance. I just really don't want to do it Incase I fail. Could this be stressed related? although I don't feel like it is
If I need to see a GP is it before or after the bleeding stops?

Thanks and sorry it doesn't make much sense

Badders123 Sat 23-Jul-16 10:31:38

ANY unusual bleeding needs to be investigated
At 17 it's highly unlikely to be anything sinister but whatever is causing it needs to be determined and treated
You could end up anaemia due to blood loss
which is not fun
I think being anxious about your driving test is perfectly normal smile

CardioAndCupcakes Sat 23-Jul-16 10:37:42

Hi Badders, thanks for the reply.
When do I book an appointment? When the bleeding is finished Incase they want to do an examination or will they not do that?
The only problem is, I have quite a few driving lessons booked (to encourage me not to cancel my test grin ) and also lots of work experience as I have to apply to uni by October for a medical related degree.
Then, after my test, I have a 2 week prestigious summer school and I fly from there to Africa for a school trip! I return the day before school. If I'm honest, I don't have a lot of time.

Badders123 Sat 23-Jul-16 12:07:28

You do sound busy! 😀
But you need to prioritise this I'm afraid.
Phone the Dr on Monday morning and ask for an appt that day. You can ask for a lady Dr if you prefer and you can also ask for a chaperone whilst the examinAtion is taking place.
In my experience a Dr will want to examine you whether you are actively bleeding or not.
I've had 2 children so examinAtions dont bother me at all 😀
If you are set to travel I would also urge you to get this sorted before you go.
Being ill abroad is not fun 😞

Badders123 Sat 23-Jul-16 12:08:57

Also...can I ask why you don't want to tell your mum?
I'm a mum and if you were my daughter I would want to help you

CardioAndCupcakes Sat 23-Jul-16 18:26:56

Me and my mother don't discuss anything and it's embarrassing. I'm a bit worried about doctors appointments etc

Badders123 Sat 23-Jul-16 18:27:54

It's not's your body!
I hope you manage to get an appt and it puts your mind at rest

user1469103274 Sat 23-Jul-16 21:52:36

It might still be your hormones . Don't worry yourself too much but ring the doctors first thing Monday for an appointment and ask for a female doctor and I can see you busy but your health comes first . And it will only play on your mind while your away etc if you don't go get checked now smile xx

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