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Constant periods with pcos

Hi, I'm new here and wanted to ask if anyone else has similar symptoms to me. I have recently been diagnosed with pcos at 20 years old, the main reason for this diagnosis was due to me experiencing constant periods since October (this is still a continuing problem) I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this and whether they know the reason behind these continuous problem. Thank you

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Hi,i dont have constant periods but i do suffer with heavy brown discharge+sometimes a few days of spotting.i also feel crampy and like im going 2 come on but dont.ive had an internal scan which just showed my pcos and ive been told its hormonal.im going 2 go on the pill but dont know which is best for pcos.xx

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I made a post on bere about a couple of weeks ago as I am also experiencing prolonged bleeding/periods. I have been bleeding since November, bleeding since then with a few days every few weeks where I'm spotting so I'm basically always bleeding.

When I told a GP about the bleeding I was referred for an ultrasound scan. I have now been to see a GP to find out the scan results and it looks like they think I have PCOS - the ultrasound scan report/results said both my ovaries are enlarged so I am assuming that's what polycystic ovaries look like on an ultrasound(?) I was given a print out of pages with info about PCOS and when I told the GP I am still bleeding I was offered the pill to help stop the bleeding and possibly Metformin but the GP wanted to do hormone blood tests first. I have now had the blood tests done and they have come back "normal" within range . I am seeing a GP again soon so will be interesting to see what they say now my FSH and LH has been tested.

I can't remember being told why it causes prolonged bleeding, so I can't help with that sorry but it is so frustrating isn't it bleeding for so long. I see a lot of PCOS ladies have the opposite, going ages between periods, so I was confused by the constant bleeding.

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Hi,when youre bleeding is it like a period or heavy spotting/discharge.i get this every few wks and period symptoms but its not a period,its when i wipe and a bit on a pant liner but i dont need 2 wear a towel.sorry 4 the info!ive had an ultrasound,i havent had bloods but previously theyve said my levels are typical of someone with pcos.i was given the pill but was scared 2 take it cos was told the combined pill was more risky after 35.i was put on metformin when i was trying 2 conceive and it stopped this funny intermittant bleeding straight away and then i started having period every 6-8 wks then started clomid.its so frustrating,i dont want 2 have sex for fear of stuff coming out and when its there i feel really low.i hope u get sorted.xx

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Hi Princess09, well at the moment it's spotting and then it can be a light bleed and then spotting again. Over the past 7-8 months most of the time I was bleeding heavily, heavy bright red blood having to wear two pads. It has changed a bit lately, just lately it's more spotting or very light bleeding. I notice it most when I wipe after urinating, there will be blood on the tissue which is sometimes very light pink, sometimes like normal blood, sometimes there are just dots/specks of blood and a few times I've had a watery brown colour on the tissue which I feel is a discharge - when it's like this there is only a small amount of blood on the pad. I hope that makes sense. I find it a little difficult to explain as my bleeding is really just all over the place just lately, it can change from day to day and feel as though I don't know whether I'm coming or going. I do have some other symptoms I forgot to tell the doctor so I'll mention them next time I go.

Thank you, I hope so too. It gets me down and I am not in a relationship, so don't have the added stress of bleeding and intimacy so I can totally understand your frustration and it getting you down. I hope you can also get this sorted.

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Thats exactly what im getting at the mo.it can sometimes be more like old blood but the past couple of days its been more like brown watery discharge.the thing is i feel crampy,backache like when im going 2 come on but i know i wont.i feel like im getting a surge of hormones but my body doesnt know what its doing.feel worried+down,dont really know what 2 do.i asked if i d be having bloods done and neither the docs or gynae have done them.i had my bloods done years ago and was told my levels were back 2 front?!i had a miscarriage as well,i conceived naturally but my hormone levels didnt rise to continue the pregnancy.both my children were with the help of clomid+with my 2nd metformin 2.when i took the metformin all the break through bleeding stopped.i hope it wks 4 u if they put u on it.xx

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