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- Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:31 pm
Hello MY NAME IS KRISTY I AM 21 YEARS OLD ... I USUALLY MONITOR MY PERIOD AND IT USED TO BE VERY REGULAR SAME DAY EVERY MONTH AND LAST FOR 4 DAYS .. THE SAME EVERYTIME.
I NOTICED IN ABOUT AUGUST OF THIS YEAR THAT I GOT MY PERIOD 2 TIMES IN A MONTH. WASNT TO WORRIED ABOUT IT BUT THEN A WEEK AND A HALF LATER GOT PERIOD AGAIN(LIKE A REGULAR FLOW). SO SINCE THEN I WOULD GET MY PERIOD 2 AND EVEN 3 TIMES A MONTH(WITH LIGHT SPOTTING IN BETWEEN) I WOULD END MY PERIOD COMPLETLY AND 6 DAYS IT WOULD BE BACK IN FULL .(SO BASICALLY ALWAYS ON PERIOD).. SO NOW DECEMBER HAVENT HAD PERIOD IN 14DAYS .. BUT I HAVE A VERY DARK BROWN DISCHARGE IM NOT TO SURE WHATIT IS ... OLD BLOOD? INFECTION? PERGNANT? I HAVE NO CLUE
IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME BEFORE I GO TO THE DOCTORS AFTER NEWYEARS (HES ON HOLIDAYS) THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT
| Dr. Safaa Mahmoud
- Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:06 pm
Causes of abnormal uterine bleeding include:
Vaginal injury e.g infections
Changes in hormone levels
Irregular intake of birth control pills or other hormones
Low thyroid function
If all causes are exclduded then , Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is diagnosed.
DUB patients present with:
Vaginal bleeding in between periods
Abnormal menstrual duration
Variable menstrual cycles (usually shorter interval between menstrual periods)
Variable menstrual flow ranging from spotting to severe bleeding
Thyroid function tests
Hormone profile tests
Blood clotting profile
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