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Posted by @beckym in Women's Health, Nov 10, 2012

I am a 46 year old woman. I have PCOS. I "thought" I was going through menopause - night sweats, hot spells, etc. I haven't had a period for over two years - and with PCOS haven't ever had a "normal" or "regular" period throughout my entire life. On Oct 18, 2012 I began to spot a little and within a few days, I was bleeding...a lot! I do not have shortness of breath, nor do I feel much fatigue...I guess. On the 15th of November (in 5 more days), I will have been bleeding for an entire month. The bleeding is heavy and with a lot of clots. The clots aren't "big", but there are a lot of 'em. I am soaking a pad every hour...or when I cough, get up from a chair, stretch, laugh...oy!! I am wearing 3-4 pads at a time. I don't want to go see my doctor (don't have health insurance) just to have him tell me to go home, take a couple of ibuprofens and stay off my feet. I can do that on my own. =} Has anyone had this happen? Should I be worried? Normal? My THANKS! to anyone who can shed some light! God bless you! =}

Tags: womens health, menstruation, pcos

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Posted by @anon51060853, Mar 20, 2013

I hope u found some help. Try a free or low cost women's clinic


Posted by @piglit, Mar 20, 2013

I too hope that youv'e found some help.Maybe go your local emergency clinic


Posted by @roxie43, Oct 8, 2013

Get checked for fybroids and get a pap-smear. A close friend was constantly bleeding and she is in her mid 40's and need a hysterectomy.
Take care


Posted by @alicein_wonderland, Wed, Mar 23 at 8:50am CDT

I had a similar experience before and after I was diagnosed with PCOS. I would go for months at a time with no period & then start to bleed for months without stopping. I would bleed heavy & clots, soak pads just like you. My gyn checked me for fibroids & did an ultrasound & bloodwork to confirm PCOS. They wanted to use birth control since this is the only way to control it. I cannot take estrogen so that limited my choices. I would suggest talking to your doctor about birth control if you're comfortable taking it. And rule out fibroids, polyps and cancer. Have you had bloodwork, ultrasounds & biopsy done? If not, those are important tests to get to the bottom of your PCOS & bleeding. I waited and ended up in the ER with a hemoglobin of 6.


Posted by @crhp194, Sun, Jul 31 at 10:39am CDT

After checking for serious diseases, your doctor may give you hormones. I had this and the hormones stopped the heavy bleeding almost immediately. Get help at free clinic or regular doctor. You don't need a gynecologist if you don't want one. Internists can solve this n

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