Abnormal Bleeding

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Abnormal Bleeding
Sat, 04-17-2010 - 1:26am

Hello all,

Anyways, I've been experiencing abnormal bleeding for a little over 2 weeks now. About a month ago I had my period, It was a little lighter than normal, and I didn't think anything of it. A couple days after it ended I noticed what I thought to be dark discharge. It has slowly progressed to light bleeding.

About a week ago I visited my doctor. She gave me a pelvic exam and said it was probably hormones (I take birth control regularly). I also took a pregnancy test, which was negative. Since then the bleeding continues and has started clotting a little, not a lot. I've also noticed a little bit of mild cramping every once in a while. The one time my DH and I tried to have sex, I experienced a sharp pain in my lower right abdomen when I had my feet up. Since then I've been hesitant to try that again.

Has anyone experienced something like this? Any recommendations on what I should do? Should I wait to see my doctor until after my period, or sooner? Should I ask her to test for something? Any info or experience would be great. Thanks!

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Registered: 02-19-2005
Sat, 04-17-2010 - 10:13am
Your gyn should order an ultrasound to determine if there are any fibroids or polyps present -- they can cause problematic periods, abnormal bleeding, and cramping.
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Registered: 04-30-2010
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 8:56am