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I had the her option procedure done in August and had a my first period on Sept 28th. Now I am spotting a brown discharge. Does

By October 11, 2008 - 2:52pm
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I need to find out if anybody has gone through this. I had the Her Option done on March 9, 2009. My ob/gyn had me keep taking my BC until that day. So I did not have my monthly period. I have not have any problems with the procedure it went great. Did have pain after the procedure which normal and he gave me pain medication. Took it for 3 days. Went to work on Monday. NO LIFTING or sex for 4 weeks. Had the normal discharge 3 weeks. Well now Friday, Sept 25, 2009 I spotted. Now there were a couple of months of just spotted for one day. But Saturday I started my period. I had 6 months of no periods and I thought great!!!!!!!!!!! I am cramping too. Has anyone had this long of not having a period. Its not heavy right now. Its Sunday morning I am still bleeding medium. I have a doctor appt. on Oct 10 to see my gyn.

September 27, 2009 - 8:15am
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Have you tried different forms of low dose birth control pills? I know the "one size" fits all approach does not work for most women who take birth control. Different active as well as inactive ingredients will cause you to feel better or worse, depending on what pill you are taking.

It would be great if your doctor could try to figure out whats causing you to have the headaches. In my opinion, I would try that first. I'm no doctor but I would certainly look at that option first. Then, I would consider the uterine-ablation. There are many women on our site who've either had the ablation or who are contemplating the procedure.

Take a look at Dr. McLucas' video and also some of his patients. He pioneered the cryo-ablation procedure and I love what his patients say. They suffered so and they are so happy and grateful to have had the procedure done. I got to interview these women myself and I have to tell you, I was so touched by their stories and their genuine love and respect for Dr. McLucas. Let me have one of the moderators get you some links on our site you can click through to watch some of the videos.

There are also threads on the "Her" option which is another form of ablation. We'll get you those links as well. You can see what other women are saying about that option as well.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

I'm so happy you came to EmpowHer to try to sort this out. There's nothing better then women sharing their information with other women. That is the way we're going to learn...by sharing information with one another.

February 13, 2009 - 9:47am
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Dear Raidermom,

I can't see the rest of your post. It stops at Does...
It's probably our site acting up. Can't wait till we launch our LIVE site in November. It will be so much easier to navigate.

Would you mind finishing your question? You can just post to my post. I'll take it from there. That way we can get more women answering your question.

A lot of times spotting a brown discharge can mean old blood. Perhaps from your procedure. I'm not a doctor but let's see if we can find you some more information.

If you don't mind me asking, what is the HER procedure? I'm not familiar with it. I'm sure a lot of women would like to know what type of procedure it is.

Thanks so much for coming to EmpowHer to "Ask" your question. Let's see if we can help you.

Have you called your doctor? That would be a really good thing to do as well. You can talk to the nurse to see what she knows. I would imagine they would be able to tell you whether or not this is normal and how long you should expect to have spotting.

Best in health,


October 11, 2008 - 3:35pm
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