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Bleeding Between Periods - Please Help!

Hi everyone, I'm 27 years old, I've never had kids or have been pregnant or on birth control. I've started randomly bleeding between periods about 1.5 years ago. At first it started as just a strand of blood in my otherwise normal discharge, then I started having blood tinged discharge after exercise and after orgasm (no penetration). Since about year ago, it's gotten progressively worse to wear I'm bleeding in between every period. I've had SO many tests done and they've all come back negative. The tests I've had: two pap smears (Thinprep), colposcopy with three cervical biopsies, endocervical curretage, cryotherapy (my doctor thought it would help with the bleeding), endometrial biopsy, d&c with hysteroscopy and polyp removal (biopsy was done on tissue). I thought the d&c would fix my problem, since it removes the uterine lining, but apparently that only helped a little. I'm still bleeding, though not as much.

I've been to multiple doctors and they only thing they've found are three uterine polyps and my uterine lining was thick. I've had an ultrasound after the d&c and my lining was still thick, so my doctors think it's hormone related, but I keep thinking it's an actual physical problem, rather than just hormones. I'm terrified of cancer of some sort. They suggest I get on birth control for a few months to see if that helps to thin out my lining.

So, my question is has anyone else been though this? Or does this sound like a hormone imbalance for those who have had that? It's just hard for me to believe that it could be something that simple. I can't even exercise, walk around for a long time, or do any sort of physical activity without the fear of bleeding and I'm at my wit's end. I've just had so many tests and I can't find anyone who's gone though this. Does anyone know what sort of tests I should be looking into? I was thinking about asking for a LEEP biopsy, since that hasn't been done. If that comes back normal or if my doctor denies doing that, I was thinking about getting Mirena. Does anyone have any experience with that for bleeding between periods?
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Uterine polyps /fibroids can indeed cause bleeding between inbetween periods. My gyno said it's just a hormone thing. I have indeed dealt with bleeding in eternal periods but I am on birth control.
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Thins that can cause bleeding inbetween periods include taking the emergency contraceptive pill  
injury or disease of the vagina – for example, from having rough sex, an infection, ulcer or varicose veins
a recent abortion – if you’re bleeding heavily, seek medical advice
sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia – if you’ve recently had unprotected sex with a new partner, it’s a good idea to get tested    
reproductive hormones not working normally – this is common in women approaching the menopause or in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
vaginal dryness
harmless changes to the cervix (neck of the womb) – this may be called ectropion or cervical erosion
cervical cancer – if you’re aged 25-64, you should be having regular cervical screening tests to detect any changes to your cervix. Even if you are up to date with screening tests you should seek advice about irregular bleeding, especially bleeding after sex, to eliminate the possibility of cervical cancer.
womb (uterus or uterine) cancer – this is more common in women who have been through the menopause, and most cases of endometrial cancer are diagnosed in women aged over 50. Women over 40 with bleeding between periods should see their GP to eliminate the possibility of uterine cancer.
cervical or endometrial polyps (benign or non-cancerous growths in the womb or the lining of the cervix)
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Thanks for the reply, Mcsquish0114. But, as you can read in my post, I've undergone many testing and biopsies for cancer and have had the polyps removed. I'm well aware that all of the other stuff can cause bleeding, hence all of the testing I've had done. Yet, I'm still experience bleeding. That's why I'm looking for someone with a similar experience to mine, rather than a generic list of things that can cause bleeding, as I've looked into all of these things and they don't pertain to me.
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Sounds a lot like what happened to me. Turns out I had more ployps that needed to be removed. I've had polypectomy multiple times cause for some reason they keep coming back. Even a small ployp would cause those problems. I know, I've been dealing with this for like 7 years. I recently had another polypectomy and d&c and now I've got mirena and so far so good. It seems to be working a lot better to control the bleeding now that there are no polyps or fibroids in the way.  It makes a huge difference, that's a fact.  
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No cancer. Birth control will help regulate your body and help your body realize it doesn't need to produce such a thick lining. It is a hormone thing which bc would balance out.
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