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Old 04-23-2013, 05:33 AM
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No...Get yourself to an OBGYN
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:51 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by chelsey2you View Post
I'm having the same as you went to the obgyn 3 times already, told me I have PCOD or polycystic ovary syndrome. m still on my period as well I've had it since January!!! I'm sick of this!! Doc put me on low-ogestrel birth control pills. I'm taking 3 pills a day when the normal women's only taking one pill a day...idk been 2, 2 doctors had an ultrasound for everthing.I have cysts on my ovaries. Told me I have that PCOS that was it. Put me on birth control to stop my period but its not really working either cuz once I don't take up to 3 to 4 pills a day I Dont stop bleeding!!! So, if I'm on birth control I can't have kids@! So. Idk either going to another doc so they can tell me I'm crazy agian, cuz they don't know what wrong with me!! I'm married and this is taking a toll on my relationship!!! No being able to have sec or not enjoy it sucks!! Hood luck sweety. We both need it...
If you want to get pregnant there are things that can be done to help.

Most women with PCOS are overweight. A medication called metformin can help with the metabolic disorder associated with the condition and may make it easier to lose weight. Losing weight improves fertility.

The infertility due to PCOS is related to lack of ovulation. The ovulation disorder causes the irregular bleeding by producing sustained estrogen levels. If no ovulation occurs, the ovary does not produce progesterone, which prepares the uterine lining for a fertilized egg and causes the lining to shed if no pregnancy happens. The excess estrogen causes overgrowth of the uterine lining which then sloughs unpredictably. There may be skipped periods as well as prolonged, heavy bleeding. This situation also predisposes to precancerous conditions of the uterine lining and ultimately sometimes true cancers.

Correcting the metabolic abnormality may jump start ovulation, regulate the bleeding, and improve the chance of getting pregnant. A medication called clomiphene can also help with ovulation.

Surgery for PCOS is not usually a first line treatment because it is more expensive (and often not covered by insurance) and carries the risks of surgery ( including adhesions which can impair fertility) and anesthesia, even when done laparoscopically. Since the majority of women will get pregnant without surgery, medical approaches are used first.

The best person to see is a reproductive endocrinologist. These are the same people who do in vitro fertilization type procedures. With prolonged bleeding not corrected with birth control pills, some testing of the uterine lining may be indicated before trying to get pregnant. This could include ultrasound and possibly a biopsy.

Google can help you find a reproductive endocrinologist near you.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:32 PM
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Mine is the same way, I have been to my doctor and a OBGYN, and they told me its normal and should stop, it has to do with your weight sometimes.... but i realize this was awhile back was there anything you did to get it to stop?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:39 AM
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My mother had this issue. Turned out she had uterine cancer.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Missingatlanta View Post
My mother had this issue. Turned out she had uterine cancer.
I bled for years and my doctor tried hormones (which didn't work) and said it should go away in time, probably menopause. After years of this and a few endometrial biopsies, they did a D&C. That is when they discovered uterine cancer, a year ago. I was referred to a gynecological oncologist and had sugery and they got it all (thank goodness), but it was very scary.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:21 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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For those women who do not want to run out their reproductive clocks trying herbs and supplements, consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist is the best approach.

Iodine deficiency would have to be severe to cause infertility, by causing hypothyroidism. Women with true iodine deficiency can and do get pregnant. Insufficient iodine during pregnancy is dangerous for the fetus. It may cause mental retardation --- worldwide accounting for about half of all preventable mental retardation. The vast majority of women in the US are not deficient in iodine.

Iodine deficiency does not cause fibroids.

Uterine fibroids: Causes - MayoClinic.com

"Doctors don't know the cause of uterine fibroids."

Alternative medicine and fibroids;

"Some Internet sites and consumer health books promote alternative treatments, such as specific dietary recommendations, enzymes, hormone creams or homeopathy.

Research is necessary to determine whether dietary practices or other methods can help prevent or treat fibroids. So far, there's no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of these techniques."

Uterine fibroids may enlarge if exposed to estrogen. They do not cause infertility, though they sometimes cause complications during pregnancy. Please note that the article mentions iodine not once.

Iodine deficiency does not cause PCOS.

Polycystic ovary syndrome - MayoClinic.com

"Doctors don't know the cause of polycystic ovary syndrome."

PCOS is a complex metabolic process with potential serious complications. A reproductive endocrinologist can help patients conceive and reduce the risk of uterine cancer and treat the associated insulin resistance, cholesterol abnormalities, increased risk of heart disease, and excess hair growth. Diet and exercise can also help, since reducing weight helps with the carbohydrate and cholesterol abnormalities. Please note that nowhere is iodine discussed in the article.

Treatment of PCOS may include use of estrogen and progestin, as in a birth control pill, or progestin alone. However, the progestin alone does not help reduce androgen levels and does not help with excess hair growth. medications are available to help women with PCOS get pregnant. Iodine is not one of them.

Iodine deficiency does not cause endometriosis.

Endometriosis - MayoClinic.com

"Although the exact cause of endometriosis is not certain, several possible explanations include:

Retrograde menstruation ...
Embryonic cell growth ...
Surgical scar implantation ...
Immune system disorder ..."

Note that iodine deficiency is not on the list and iodine is mentioned nowhere in the article.

There is considerable research in progress on endometriosis, including the possible role of endocrine disruptors and genetic correlates.

Implants of endometriosis may grow if exposed to estrogen, Treatment may include several hormone options. Iodine is not a treatment for endometriosis. Endometriosis is a significant cause of infertility. The key to preserving fertility is early diagnosis.

There appears to be no scientific evidence to support iodine deficiency as a significant cause of infertility in the US.

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Old 04-15-2014, 02:31 AM
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I am also having this problem it had been 3 months about to be on my 4th month and I'm terrified now I have not been to a doctor at all so if you found out what it is could you please tell me
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:32 AM
Location: In a house
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Originally Posted by Jolie12 View Post
I am also having this problem it had been 3 months about to be on my 4th month and I'm terrified now I have not been to a doctor at all so if you found out what it is could you please tell me
As people who have already posted in this thread said - it could be any of several things. It isn't just one thing. The only way you'll know WHICH of those things it is, is to go to a doctor.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:36 PM
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Im glad im not the only one ive had mine for 5 months i don't get cramps or bloating i just bleed. It's very annoying and I've been trying to see a doctor but everyone keeps saying its nothing. Im scared my health may be in danger if i don't figure out what's wrong.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Back in 1995, I didn't have a period for over 5 months. That was because I was going through basic training & AIT training in the Army. Lost a lot of body fat (close to 10%) & my recruiter told me that is normal when going through training. I was fine. It came back to normal the week after I graduated AIT training when I was able to slow down a bit & eat normal food.

But in your case, I would definitely see a doctor. Are you underweight? on the Pill? Have any female medical condition that you know of already?
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