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my periods are out of control

By Anonymous December 1, 2010 - 8:32am
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hi I'm 19 yrs. and I have problems since I was in sixth grade I am currently on Birthcontrol and lyrica (for Pain) This month alone I've been in pain and been bleding for 3weeks now what is going on I've been to doctors and theysay i have cycst on my overies but i think this is a bit much HELP

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER.
Have you asked the doctor about treatment for your cyst? Many cysts clear up on their own, but others require surgery to remove them. Three weeks seems like a long time to be bleeding, especially while on birth control. Have you contacted your doctor about this? Is it breakthrough bleeding or the cyst causing the bleeding? What pain are you on the lyrica for? Do you have a separate condition? Sounds like you may need follow-up care, and if you're not pleased with the treatment from your doctor, you can search out a different doctor. Ask friends or relatives if they have a gynecologist they like and ask for a consultation appointment.
Here is more information about ovarian cysts to help you advocate for yourself:
Ovarian Cyst Article
Good luck! Let us know what you find out and how you're doing.

December 1, 2010 - 9:37am
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