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heavy period

By Anonymous September 14, 2016 - 8:40pm
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Since i got my first period i have been on the pill (2013). Up until November last year it was working really well (would change before/after bed and school), when all of a sudden the bleeding was heavier, more clots and lasted up to two weeks with a days break inbetween (even still taking the pill as normal). it was now needing to be changed every 5 hours, although i could still go a whole night. I say a gynocologist and had a ultrasound done. I changed to a stronger pill, but i got really grumpy and changed back because i freaked out with this sudden attitude change. About a month ago i got an inplanon put in to see of that would stop it. I was told to continue using the pill as well until it got to the sugar tablets. As soon as i have stopped it, it has come back, worse than ever. i have to change ever 1-2 hours and have massive cramps.
i don't know what to do anymore.

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Hi Anon

Thanks for reaching out to us with your concerns!

Some women have to change every couple of hours with a heavy period. This is considered heavy but still normal. You may have the misfortune of having heavy periods (clots are also considered normal, this is the lining of the uterus being shed).

Why are you on birth control as soon as you started periods? I'm wondering if you stopped taking anything - would your periods be less? It's something to think about even though generally, periods are much lighter on birth control. You may want to end birth control to see what your periods are like naturally.

With regard to Implanon, some women bleed a lot during the first three months. If you are not past the three months yet, you may want to keep it in until you see what happens then.

If you are still having these heavy periods, see your gynecologist for further options.


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