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No Periods

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Hi there - I'm new to Verity. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was about 16 years old over 12 years old now. My main symptom is I don't get periods very often. I usually get one maybe once every year but my most recent one was about 2 years ago. I don't take any medication as the doctors I have seen haven't been too helpful or they prescribe me metformin which makes me too sick to take. Anyway, twice in the last year I have had a week/10 days where I have brown discharge/dirty blood/small clots coming out of me everything time I wipe. I get mild period aches and I felt quite hormonal during but there no actual period blood except a tiny bit of fresh blood - the tiniest bit.

Has anyone experienced something like this? Is it worth going back to the doctors? I don't like to waste too much of their time if it's just an ordinary symptom I have to get used to.

Not sure if it's useful to know but I am overweight.

Sorry to be so detailed and hope to hear from some of you soon.

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Do go back to the doctors as it isn't good not to have periods and you are wasting there time after all, that is why they are in the job and being over weight is a symptom of pcos.

Healthy low carb diet and exercise will help but in our modern busy world it isn't always easy and the wrong type of food is so readily available as where healthy options (for pcos) are a little more of an issue. I have started cooking from scratch.

You need 4 periods a year to keep your uterus healthy so it is crucial you get medication to force a bleed, don't let them fob you off that not having periods is ok as it is not and can cause issues.

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