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I have very irregular periods, and a month ago, my doctor put me on birth control to control them. However, I got a period halfway into my third week of hormone pills. It started out light, but now I'm halfway into my week of placebo pills, and the bleeding has become heavy and non-stop, with clots. The day before yesterday, I had pretty severe on-and-off abdominal pain, but lighter bleeding. Yesterday, pain became constant and continued all day. The bleeding became heavy, to the point where I would bleed through a size Super tampon in thirty minutes or less, and this continued all day. Today, the pain has become on-and-off again, but the bleeding is continuing with no signs of stopping. (I've still got to change size Super tampons every thirty minutes or less, and even then I've got to wear a pad, too.) I'd like to get my doctor's opinion, but she's not an OBGYN, and she glossed over my concerns the last time I saw her, so I'm hesitant to call her. Does anyone know what might be the problem or can anyone give me any suggestions?

ETA: I'm 19, and I've only had a very heavy period once before, earlier this year. However, this is worse than that one.
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replied July 19th, 2007
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it really sounds like you should see a doctor..
if you dn't trust your regular family doctor for this kind of thing..
maybe just a trip to the ER.. i'm sure they see this stuff all the time.
or look in the phone book for an OBGYN...
b/c it sounds like you need to see a doctor...

let us know if you find out anything..
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replied July 19th, 2007
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It can take awhile for the birth control to begin to control your heavy flow and cramps. You should continue to take the birth control and call your doctor. You should always call your doctor if you have a full day where you are using more than 1 pad or tampon in an hour.

Good luck!
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replied April 13th, 2009
I have had severe bleeding going on for awhile. The first time was a month and a half. A couple of weeks later it was back and worse. I have been given the Depo shot, Provera pills, and the Nuva ring. All of that,and I'm still bleeding. The abdominal pain and back pain is unbelievable! I am so tired of all this heavy bleeding, the pain, and being so physically exhausted. Scheduled for Nova Sure procedure in a couple of weeks. It's worth a try to get the bleeding to stop. If not, the next step I was told was to take out my uterus. I feel like my hormones are all out of wack as well because of my mood swings and nightsweats and many, many other things. I come to this sight to get some peace of mind but no one is writing what they found out what was the problem in the first place or what they were told was wrong. I really would love to know because the idea of having a hysterectomy at 33 is pretty scary for me because they cant get he bleeding to stop.
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replied April 30th, 2009
Severe pain & heavy bleeding update
Today is April 30th. Day 42 of this excessive bleeding. I went to the doctor on the 28th. I finally got some answers. Originally when I went to the doctor in the beginning I was placed on birth control, provera pills, depo shot,and the nuva ring. None of that has helped. Been to the Er and they called it Menorrhagia. I have been seeing a specialist. On the 28th, I was scheduled for multiple appointments with bloodwork results, vaginal ultrasound and I was supposed to have the Nova Sure procedure done. That is where they burn the inside lining of your uterus to help stop the bleeding. It couldn't be done on me. Usually a womans lining in the uterus is pretty thick. When you have your period, You shed that lining. Mine was very thin, almost having no lining left. So that left pretty much nothing to burn.My bloodwork results all came back normal. But that still doesn't mean that nothing is wrong. I still have the awful and sometimes unbearable pain. The doctor said that I had Adenomyosis. Kinda similar to Endometriosis. My uterus is almost double the size it should be. The bleeding now isnt very hard or as much but it still wont stop. I am scheduled for a hysterectomy in a couple of weeks where they will take everything out except my ovaries. I hope this might help you and you are doing better soon.
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replied April 30th, 2009
I've been doing a little research on my condition and found out a little more. I'm not against the Nova Sure procedure. It can benefit most but not some. Still worth trying though.
ADENOMYOSIS:This condition tends to be under-diagnosed, frequently resulting in erroneous diagnosis of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Consequently, such women may be treated with hormones or other ineffective measures, ultimately leading to hysterectomy because of failure to respond to treatments. Women with this fail because endometrial ablation (Nova Sure)only affects the surface not the tissue that has grown into the muscle lining. This remaining tissue is still viable and will continue to cause pain. The result of failed ablation is a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is the only cure.
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replied January 25th, 2010
bleeding heavy and severe stomach pains
i have also been been bleeding heavily with severe pains for the past month, i was treated for an std but i now know i haven't got one. i have no idea what it could be i am a little bit scared.
i am 18 i have always had irregular periods but t5his is different and very prolonged.
can anyone offer me some advice my doctor has explored other options but i would like to go prepared to my next doctors appointment.
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replied April 6th, 2010
I have a good friend bleeding nonstop for six months..they did a D and C...relieved pressure on back but she is very tired all time..has lost so much blood could this be cervical cancer...waiting on tests to come back
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