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Poly-cystic ovaries, I've been bleeding for 18 days straight

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Hi my name is Terri-Ann and I've been diagnosed with Poly-cystic ovaries. Over the past four years I've been put on birth control (ex. Yaz, Yazmin, Novyette & others) to no avail. I've even been put on Metphormin 500 and that has not worked. now I've been bleeding for 18 days straight very heavily with clots and I don't know what to do, can you help?


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replied June 2nd, 2011
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A23644
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is important to ascertain the cause for your prolonged bleeding to help you with stopping it. You will need examination and ultrasound scan done by your gynecologist to look for the cause. Once the cause is established, further treatment can be started to help you with your symptoms.
The ultrasound scan done will also help to confirm the current status of PCOS (if present). Hormonal and blood analysis done will help to rule out bleeding problems, hormonal derangements, thyroid hormone dysfunction etc. Most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance, so the use of insulin modifiers (like Metformin) and hormonal contraceptive pills usually helps with treating the symptoms and regulating periods. Be in regular follow-up with your gynecologist and report any unusual/new symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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