I am 25 years old, I have 2 children and had my tubes tied 4 years ago. I have had extremely regular periods (timing, consistancy, cramping, everything) for my entire life and even after BOTH of my C-sections, BUT for about a year now I have had extremely weird and irregular periods. It has gotten to the point where I no longer think it is stress or simple changes, I am concerned it could be something more but I haven't had an exam since my son's birth 4 years ago because I have no health insurance & am a full time student & cannot afford the high costs of just the exam. I have a 6-7 day menstrual cycle the first couple days are a bit heavy, which is normal for me, and the last few are just steady flow (not too much, not light enough to be "spotting"). Well, for about a year that I have noticed, after my menstrual cycle with the cramps and everything about 5 to 6 days later I start bleeding again. I start bleeding exactly how I do on my period, it is exactly like another period without the cramps and heavy flow at the beginning. It is not spotting or a little pink on the toilet paper, it is bright red and I have to use a tampon for the following days. It has lasted for as little as 4 days and up to 10 days. So for the most part I am bleeding pretty steady for about 17 days a month and I have no idea what to do. I can't afford a pap smear or doctor visit because I do not have any insureance. Any advice on how to fix this or what could be causing this would be greatly appreciated.
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