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bleeding everyday for a year, spotting and clots

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hello doctor!
im an indian girl, age 20
i have been having sex since the age 17 that is for four years now
i have had irreguler periods that is almost everyday for one year now.
before bleeding everyday i did not get periods for four months.
im worried i dont know how to proceed or what to do...i have been suggested to take harmones but is there any chance the sex has something to do with this bleeding that has been for almost a year and i have been spotting and clots for the last 4 months. i really need some help and advice.
thank you doctor!

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replied August 10th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A25899
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Having changes in period pattern and duration could be due to underlying problems like hormonal derangements, thyroid level dysfunction, uterine polyps/fibroids, ovarian cysts etc. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation. You might need to go ahead with tests like hormonal and blood work-up, ultrasound scan to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you with your symptoms (based on examination and investigation results). Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance at the earliest. Report development of any new or abnormal symptom at once. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring with your treating gynecologist/obstetrician. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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