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Sudden irregular and heavy period?

By Anonymous December 12, 2015 - 4:43pm
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I'm 18 years old and have a sudden period issue. Up until a couple of months ago my periods started every 4 sundays (28 day cycle), however for the past 3 periods they have come every 2 weeks for example my last period started on the 29th November and ended on the 3rd December, and my latest period has started on the 11th december, only 8 days after the last one ending, which I believe is slightly worrying, and these past couple of periods have also been extremely heavy in comparison to previous, including (sorry for details) blood clots around the size of 20p pieces. It is also extremely difficult to book an appointment with my GP, I'm talking it could be a month before an available appointment! What should I do?!

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
I highly suggest you go to Planned Parenthood because you can get an appointment right away and they take insurance. Bleeding every 2 weeks can be caused by several conditions including:
--Ovarian cysts, polyps, or fibroids,
--thyroid issues
--birth control
--excessive exercise
Most doctors will immediately prescribe birth control pills to level your hormones and allow you to have a regular period. However you need to have a pap smear/pelvic exam before submitting to any treatment. This ensures that there are no serious underlying causes that need to be treated with another method.

Below I have posted a link to an EmpowHer article that describes more possible causes and treatments.
Let us know if you have any more questions.

December 13, 2015 - 4:05pm
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