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Period not stopping on Birth control

I have had irregular periods for a long time now. I have hypothyroidism and my gyno had me on tri cyclen lo which seems to keep me regular. Before the pill I would have what was a non stop period. Like my body could turn it on, but not turn it off.

I stopped the pill for about 12 months now because as much as I liked being regular I got terrible migraines on that pill.

I was having normal cycles during this time until about July 2014. I had a period and then no period until November 1st.

Well. on November 17th I was STILL bleeding. So I decided to take my birth control again as I do not want another non stop period. ( I kept the prescription active)

I started taking the pill again and with a day or two the bleeding stopped. I had about 4 days without any period.
On November 22nd, I had rust colored discharge, not heavy, just spotting. This lasted until November 24th. I then began having blood again. Not heavy, but it went from brown to red and then November 25th I passed about 3 blood clots.
I am not heavy though but the bleeding , spotting just won't seem to stop. I mean I could literally wear the same pad all day its not heavy at all ( just annoying)


I am just wondering is this normal? I am seeing my gyno on Dec 4th but this has been bothering me since I thought starting the pill would help stop it but I am not having such luck.
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replied December 1st, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Excessive amount or duration of menstrual flow, at more or less regular intervals is called menorrhagia.Sometimes it is associated with polymenorrhea(Frequent flow, cycles of 21 days)Causes of menorrhagia are Hypothyroidism, Endometrial proliferation or hyperplasia like ovarian tumor and polycystic ovarian disease,endometrial polyps and neoplasia,endometriosis,fibroids and uterine sarcomas.

In your case it can be thyroid cause. Get your thyroid levels done as if they are low then you may need to get the dose of thyroid drug changed.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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