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Causes of weight gain and irregular period bleeding

By January 26, 2011 - 3:55am
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I have been experiencing on explained health issues and doctors seem not to help at all.
am 29 trying to conceive, i have irregular period bleeding. Noticed that recently i dark discharge in stand of menstrual bleeding.

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Hi again,
It is normal for your period to change within the range of 26-28 days. And it also can change in length, how heavy it is, color, etc. These are all considered normal. Have you been able to track your cycles so you have an idea when to "try" to get pregnant? If your periods are slightly unpredictable, you may want to add a day or two on each end of your "trying time" to increase your chances of attaining a pregnancy. Bear in mind, in any given month, you have roughly a 20% chance of getting pregnant anyway, so it may take a bit of work to make it happen, especially if you have other health conditions.
Did the antibiotics take care of the endometriosis? Here is more information on that topic: Endometriosis Resources
Has your doctor suggested any options to help you with trying to conceive? Here is an article about that topic:Trying to Conceive: An Emotional Process
In regard to your weight gain, does your doctor think this has anything to do with your medical condition? When trying to conceive, it's a great time to work on building a healthier lifestyle for yourself. If you think you need help to overcome bad eating habits or find a workout regimen that is right for you, talk with your doctor. There also is some great information on the EmpowHER website to help you achieve a healthier you in 2011: Healthy Lifestyle Resources 2011
If you need more help, or have more questions, please let us know.
Good luck, and let us know how you are doing.

January 27, 2011 - 8:43am

Hi OluwakemiSiyanbola12,
Thank you for your question and for joining EmpowHER. What you have described as "dark discharge" could be your menstrual period. It is completely normal for the color and consistency of your menstrual blood to change. This is not considered irregular. If you have periods that are not within the range of a 21-32 day cycle, or if you have excessive bleeding (longer than 7 days at a time, or so heavy that you need to change your pad or tampon every hour), then your period may be considered abnormal.
Have you been diagnosed by your doctor with a particular condition? How long have you been trying to conceive?
You also mentioned weight gain. How much weight have you gained, and in what time frame have you gained it? How has your eating been, and do you exercise?
Hope the information helps. If you still are not clear on what is going on, please let us know how we may be able to help you better.
Good luck!

January 26, 2011 - 7:54am
(reply to Christine Jeffries)

hi Christine Jeffries
Thanks for your respond, My period cycle range from 26-28 days, meaning its not stable regarding the days, and the bleeding last for just 2 days, most time it will stop after day 1 and resume in day 3. the content is very minimal, And about my weight gain region in my middle region(belly & thigh) i have gone to the doctor most time which he recommend Pelvic scan and the result showed normal ovary sides with minimal fluid in the Pouch Douglas. and he recommend antibiotics. then was later diagnose few months later that i have staph aureus. which i have treated. i have been TTC for 13 months now. my gained weight in 40kg my eating habit is very unstable i crave for food a lot that i control by eating fruits to claim the urge.

January 27, 2011 - 1:54am
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