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By Anonymous June 15, 2015 - 7:52am
 
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Ok so I'll try to make this brief. At the ending of April into May I went to the Dr. Because I had extreme fatigue...could barely make it through the day without feeling out of sorts. Thyroid, blood count, and a pregnancy test was done urine and blood. He even checked me for ebv. Everything came back fine but o was still experiencing this symptom and my period had not yet arrived. I was soo convinced that maybe I was pregnant because I missed a month. Three days after my period came. I was relieved I'm not pregnant. I bleed for the usual 3 days with lots of clots on the 1st and 2nd day. It's been a month since may last period. The 1st two weeks after I was very dry with little to know discharge. Currently I'm having discharge but when it does it's small amounts of water like discharge that dries white on my under wear. My period has not yet come...im wondering if im even gonna have a period this month. Can anyone tell me what's the cause of this.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community and thank you for reaching out to us for advice.

May I ask how old you are? How long have you been menstruating? Up until April, have your menstrual cycles been regular?

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of four hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, estrogen, and progesterone. My first thought leans to an issue with one of these hormones. Depending on your age, the cause could be perimenopause. Another thought is PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome.

Regards,
Maryann

June 15, 2015 - 8:53am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thinking about my cycle it went from 5 days to 3 days last year. When I had just started my menstrual cycle it was 5 days. 3 days of heavy to moderate bleeding and two days of light bleeding. The. Last year it went to two days of heavy bleeding, the 3rd day moderate and by the fourth my period is practically over. I dunno I that change is something to be concerned about. Also I noticed some mild hair loss that started last February and still continues. It's not severe and I be been using vitamins but it doesn't seem to help. Thought these things might help with you understanding a bit more.

June 15, 2015 - 1:06pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for the additional information because there is possibly a correlation between the changes in your menstrual cycle and hair loss.

The link might be a change in levels of androgens, which are male hormones. Excessive levels of androgens will cause changes in the menstrual cycle.

Consider speaking with either your gynecologist or primary care physician about this.

Regards,
Maryann

June 16, 2015 - 8:30am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks for responding Maryann. I am 26 years old. I have been menstruating since i was 11 years old. My period has always been regular. It never comes on the same date every month but it usually comes every month. I can only recall two times I've ever missed a month. I keep wondering if I'm secretly pregnant or something but every test has been negative and I had a period last month.

June 15, 2015 - 10:52am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I doubt that you are pregnant if you have a monthly period. During pregnancy, the uterine lining, which you know is what is shed during menstruation, remains intact. The fertilized egg implants in the lining and continue to develop.

It appears that your menstrual cycle issue is a source of concern. Consider scheduling an appointment with a gynecologist. Discussing your history and concerns, having blood test to check hormone levels, and if warranted, starting on oral contraceptives to regulate your cycle may be helpful.

Regards,
Maryann

June 16, 2015 - 8:24am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks MaryAnn this was very helpful I have an appointment with a ob/gyn next week I'm really hoping my concerns are laid to rest. One more question...could the discharge also be a symptom or sign of pcos?

June 19, 2015 - 5:58am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

I am glad that you have a scheduled appointment. This is something you need to ask the gynecologist.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age. It can present with different symptoms.

Mostly commonly, it causes infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity.

Please keep us updated once you have your appointment.

Maryann

June 19, 2015 - 8:58am
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