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Old 10-08-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:54 AM
 
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I'm having the same problem, once it was three months in a row lite then some heavy and i went to the dr and they told me it would go away and it stopped for 2 weeks and now i've been on it for almost 5 moths. I went back and they said it was just an irregular period and i would grow out of it..
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:15 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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I'm having the same problem, once it was three months in a row lite then some heavy and i went to the dr and they told me it would go away and it stopped for 2 weeks and now i've been on it for almost 5 moths. I went back and they said it was just an irregular period and i would grow out of it..
Please find another doctor. Irregular periods are when they come spaced apart varying number of days. Having bleeding/spotting for 5 months in a row means something is wrong. Also, BC pills can cause irregular bleeding like that. Good luck.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The girl who wrote the original post has mentioned in other posts that she's seriously overweight. That's probably the cause of her period issues. Speaking from experience, excess weight can give you longer periods and make you spot for months at a time.

Anm1326, you should go back to your doctor, or find a different one. If you're on the pill, there are different strengths and formulations that can be tried until you find one that works without the spotting. It's not normal to bleed for so long, even when you're first getting periods. It doesn't sound like something to outgrow.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I had mine for about a year, with only a couple days off each month.

My OBGYN said it sometimes happens as you get older (started when I was 43).

I tried super high does of depo (didn't work), uterine ablasian (didn't work due to small cervix), and finally a hysterectomy.

I never became anemic or anything, it was just a royal inconvenience.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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No, this is not normal. You need to get a second opinion. I used to have heavy cycles and one doctor told me it was nothing but I got a second opinion and found out it was a minor issue that birth control pills would easily help. Please go see another doctor.....
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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This warrants a complete evaluation by an ObGyn.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I would find another doctor and get a second opinion.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:44 AM
 
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Anyone else have this? No I am not pregnant or anything.
Call the gynecologist!! No it is not normal to have your period for 4 plus months. You will end up getting anemic, not good. Go to the doctor NOW.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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Call the gynecologist!! No it is not normal to have your period for 4 plus months. You will end up getting anemic, not good. Go to the doctor NOW.
The person you're responding to, posted their post in October of last year. They haven't been a member of City-Data for several months (which you can see by the "Not a Member" under their name). There's no need to panic on her behalf.

For the other person who asked (Anm1326), I agree with everyone else who said to find another OB/GYN for a second opinion. Irregular periods are common in young women who are first starting to menstruate, but by "irregular," it's usually meant - 10 days instead of 5, heavy flows for most of it instead of light, skipping periods entirely for a couple of months, severe cramping/bloating, that's what is meant by "irregular," in a person who is likely to just grow out of it.

If you're getting your period for the majority of the month, for several months in a row, then that is more than a simple "irregular" period. It indicates that something is wrong, and needs to be identified.
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