I have been bleeding for over 2 months, probably closer to 3 months. The flow is not heavy, but aside from maybe 3-4 days, has been constant. Within the past 2 weeks, I have also been experiencing some light cramping and bloating. I made an appointment about 3 weeks ago to see my gyno, but the soonest I could get in is this Thursday. Prior to this LONG period of bleeding, my cycles had been getting more and more abnormal. Instead of 4-5 days of bleeding per cycle, I would bleed for 10-12 days, then a week or so later when I suspected I would ovulate, I would have light spotting for a day or two. Then the periods increased in length, as well as the spotting, until I was bleeding all the time. Any guesses as to what might be causing this? I have been under quite a bit of stress over the past 6 months, and so I just chalked the bleeding up to that, but the pain and other symptoms now have me scared. I am 42 years old, I have one child - a four year old, and have had fertility issues. Last summer, I met with a fertility specialist to inquire about invitro, only to find out we were not good candidates. During that visit, the doc did a transvaginal ultrasound, and discovered two cysts, with the largest one being about 4 cm. He advised me to go on BC to try and shrink them before starting the invitro process, but then after further bloodwork, decided not to go forward with the invitro process. Since we couldn't do the invitro, I stopped the BC. I asked about the cysts, and were told they were very common, and nothing to worry about at all, they come and go on their own. Again, this was a year ago. I am now worried that those same cysts have continued to grow over the past year and that is what is causing the bleeding. Does that make sense? Also, is there a chance that those cysts were cancerous at that time? As a side note, I had my thyroid removed about 18 months ago. Could that cause a hormonal imbalance that may cause the abnormal bleeding/cramping?? The thyroid removal was due to cancer, so of course, I'm very scared to hear that "C" word again.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.