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Question: Irregular bleeding for months...

 Gracey - Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:36 pm

Hey all!

Here's my history: I'm 39 now; on 7/31/04 I had an Endometrial Ablation (EA) for prolonged bleeding. It started with spotting before my Depo Provera shot was due in 11/03, once I got the shot it usually cleared up, but this time it didn’t (I was on Depo for close to 3 years). Then I just started to bleeding anywhere from 29 - 35 days straight with cramps & clots (which I never used to have), with 2-3 days of no bleeding. I couldn't even get a pap smear done because I was bleeding all of the time. My Doctor stopped the Depo shots, thinking my cycle would get back. It didn’t, so at different times I was put on high dose Ibuprofen, BCP, and 2 levels of hormone patch, all of which failed to stop the bleeding. I had 2 Trans Vaginal Ultrasounds that found nothing. So after 6 months, my doctor performed a D&C, EA, and Tubal ligation. Pathology found nothing after surgery.

It’s now been a year, and I’m still not back to normal. I now bleed every 18 days, and have severe cramping. I’m scheduled to see my Gynecologist on 8/22/05.

Anybody have any idea what’s going with me? It’s driving me nuts!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:23 pm

User avatar Hello,

Evaluating abnormal uterine bleeding in the reproductive years requires the exclusion of pregnancy or pregnancy-related disorders, medications known to cause abnormal uterine bleeding, iatrogenic causes, obvious genital tract pathology, and systemic conditions.[1] Once all these causes are excluded it can be presumed that you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

You should be checked for systemic diseases such as coagulation defects or liver disease.

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