How Can I Stop A Period That’s Been Going For Too Long?

Periods that are either too long or too heavy are a common complaint amongst women with PCOS.

If you feel that your are suffering because of loss of blood, either because a period has lasted for a long time (more than 10 days) or the bleeding is excessively heavy, there are a few things that can help to put an end to it and encourage your body to stop bleeding.  If this is unusual for you, you should also seek medical advice to try and find the cause, though heavy and irregular bleeding is common feature of PCOS.

Vitamin C

High doses of Vitamin C may help to stop bleeding.

2 grams immediately, then 1 gram every hour until the stool begins to loosen, then cutting back to 500 mg every hour may help to slow bleeding.

Herbs

The following herbal tea recipe will help to stop bleeding and balance your hormones.

  • 3 tbsp Yarrow
  • 2 tbsp Red Raspberry Leaf
  • 3 tbsp Lady’s Mantle
  • 3 tbsp Shepherds Purse
  • 3 tbsp Crushed Coriander seeds/ Coriander powder.

Add herbs to 2 liters (1 3/4 quarts) of cold water in a covered pyrex saucepan, then gently bring to the boil.

Boil for 1 minute, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat.

Drink half a cup of the tea every hour. Sipping it throughout the hour is best, though you may start off with a whole cup immediately.

If you have a herbalist that sells tinctures nearby you could also have this made up as a tincture. It may be more effective that way though they are unlikely to have the Coriander. You may need to buy coriander seeds or powder separately.

Progesterone

If you have access to Natural Progesterone Cream you can use this to bring an end to a period that has gone on for longer than you feel is healthy or to stop intermittent bleeding that lasts for weeks or months.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)

There are a couple of over the counter NSAIDS which can be used to slow down heavy menstrual bleeding.  Ibuprofen (Nurofen, Brufen, Advil) and naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, Naprogesic).  When taken from the start of a period or just before, and then 3-4 times a day until the period stops, they have been shown to reduce blood loss by between 20-49%.

NSAIDs work by reducing your body’s production of prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance, high levels of which are linked to heavy periods. NSAIDs are also anti-inflammatories and painkillers.  Ibuprofen causes the blood vessels to constrict, though inhibition of a prostacyclin, produced by cyclooxygenase-2 or COX-2 enzymes, which dilate blood vessels.

Common side effects of NSAIDs include indigestion and diarrhoea, so it’s best not to use them unless you need them.  NSAIDs can be used for an indefinite number of menstrual cycles, as long as they are relieving symptoms of heavy blood loss and are not causing significant adverse side effects.

Progestogens

New research published Feb. 11, 2013 has found that a 150-milligram injection of Depomedroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), known commercially as Depo-Provera, followed up by a medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) 20 milligram pill taken orally every eight hours for three days was successful in stopping acute, excessive uterine bleeding in a study of 48 women.  Within 5 days, 44 of those women had stopped bleeding, with a mean time of 2.6 days to when the bleeding stopped.

“This is the largest prospective study to date to measure the effectiveness of a proposed hormonal treatment for excessive uterine bleeding,” said Dr. Anita L. Nelson M.D. one of the study authors. ”The women in the study experienced excellent success with this relatively low dose progestogen-only therapy. This therapy also has the potential for offering longer-term protection than prior therapies.”

For women who do not tolerate oestrogen well, or those who have oestrogen dominance, a condition which is common in PCOS, this new treatment option provides many benefits and was reportedly well tolerated.

Progestogen-only therapies work by inhibiting the development of follicles in the ovaries, which prevents ovulation.  They decrease the pulse frequency of some hormones which govern the female reproductive cycle including gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) which is released by the hypothalamus and in turn decreases the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), both of which are produced by the anterior pituitary gland.  Low levels of FSH inhibit the development of the follicle which prevents estradiol (oestrogen) levels increasing, which, in combination with progestogen negative feedback, prevents the LH surge which triggers ovulation.  Progestogen-only therapies also make the cervical mucus inhospitable to sperm, preventing their penetration and cause the endometrium to atrophy, becoming thin.

More Information:

Ammerman SR, & Nelson AL. (2013) A New Progestogen-Only Medical Therapy for Outpatient Management of Acute, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A Pilot Study. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. PMID: 23395929

318 Responses to How Can I Stop A Period That’s Been Going For Too Long?

  1. Sarah says:

    I am 13, going on 14 years old. My period started like usual 2 days before Christmas. It hasnt stopped!! I have had my period for over Month now and I do not know what to do!!
    I don’t have that herb tea ingredients, I need more suggestions!

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Sarah, This could be very serious. Losing blood for such a long period of time is not normal and will quickly deplete your haemoglobin – the part of blood which carries oxygen around your body to each cell. If you lose too much blood you will feel weak, have no energy and maybe even pass out. Looking around the internet for ‘suggestions’ can be very dangerous when it is about something this serious.

      The first thing you need to do, is to tell your mother or father or guardian or another adult whom you trust what is happening. The second thing you need to do is to go and see a doctor so that you can find out why this is happening. I know you probably don’t want to do either of these things, that you might be embarrassed about it and worried, but it’s very important that you look after yourself and your health and that you don’t wait until this develops into an emergency.

      I’m sorry I couldn’t provide you with a quick and easy solution for this. I wish I could. I hope you find a wonderful doctor who can find out what is happening and help you fix it, and that it’s a lot easier than you expect.

      Best wishes,

      Anne

    • shay says:

      i am 20 years old i never had a normally period.my whole life i went to my dr. in he started me on some pills i lonely took it one month in my period came down after that it didnt 3 months later my period came back down and now its been down for almost two months stright i dont know what to do is the tea really doing to work for me

    • cam says:

      hi , im 21 years old. i was put on the birth control ” microgynon 30 ” as i had intense periods pains since my surgery of a dermoid cysts on my ovary 2 years ago. It made me have periods every 3 weeks so now im off that and waiting for the 7 day break to be over so i can start a new birth control pill. Ive had this period for over 2 weeks and its starting to freak me out , i have a doctors appointment booked for wednesday.

    • sanaya malik says:

      sarah i am also 13 years old. you can take the medicine medroxy progesterone acetate.it has work for me

  2. nomasonto says:

    Thank you for helping with wonderful advise,I had a problem of bleeding more than just a month.but now I had a solution.thank u

  3. rena says:

    I’ve been bleeding for 4 months now i don’t have any Insurance I’ve been to the emergency room and nobody can help me im at the end of my rope and don’t know what to do insurance places are turning me down my cramps are bad there making my lower back hurt i really need some help im very tired I’ve even started shaking i feel like imma lose my life before anyone can help me i just don’t know what to do

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Rena,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your predicament. It is truly awful that you are not getting the help that you need. Clearly, you need to see a doctor and get the bleeding stopped, one way or another. You might need to pay for it out of your own pocket somehow. You can’t allow yourself to keep bleeding; we have a finite supply of the red stuff and as you know running out of it is incompatible with life. I am not overly familiar with the healthcare system in the US (where it sounds like you are from), but a consultation with a GP to obtain a prescription for something which will stop the bleeding in the short term (progesterone perhaps) and a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist should not cost very much.

      If you have lost so much blood, you may need a blood transfusion to restore your haemoglobin levels quickly. An iron supplement is certainly recommended as it will help your body to rebuild its iron and haemoglobin stores more quickly, which will help with the fatigue.

      In the short-term, options like ibuprofen or progesterone should slow or stop the bleeding. The oral contraceptive pill, in women with PCOS preferably the mini-pill, can help to artificially regulate your cycle for a while, whilst you and your doctor figure out what to do about it long-term.

      Long-term, you need to either regulate your hormones (easier said than done in women with PCOS) so that your cycle behaves as it ought, or consider having a hysterectomy or removal or your uterus. This is a very drastic option and only suitable for those women who are finished having, or do not wish to have, children. It also does nothing to address the underlying problems which have caused the hormonal dysregulation and thus heavy and unrelenting periods in the first place.

      In women with PCOS, the underlying cause for the majority is insulin resistance, caused by a functional deficiency in d-chiro inositol or DCI. It forms part of a molecule called DCI-IPG which is responsible for turning glucose inside the cells into ATP which is what the cells use for energy. When that system fails, it causes all sorts of problems in your biochemistry, “downstream”. One of these problems is elevated insulin levels, which in turn cause the theca cells in the ovaries to produce too much testosterone. If you address the root cause – the DCI deficiency – all of the problems downstream should go away.

      There is more information on DCI here: http://mypcos.info/1/treatments/natural/dci/

      And you can buy it from here: http://mypcos.info/1/treatments/dci/

      I wish I could help you more Rena, but you really do need to see a doctor somehow. It’s very important, even if you have to pay for it out of your own pocket or borrow money to do so.

      Good luck and please let me know how you get on.

      • ann says:

        Hi rena help is on tbe way

        • SEA says:

          Try natural herbal teas. Helped fix my Graves Disease

        • Rebecca says:

          I had bleeding everyday for about 10 months. I had no insurance and could not afford to go to the doctor. I went to planned parenthood and got on birth control that was progesterone only and it made the bleeding stop. I can’t say this will work for everyone, but it did for me. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 2 months before the bleeding started. I went from not having a period for 4 years to bleeding so heavy I thought I was going to bleed to death. Now I haven’t had heavy bleeding in a year and have a period last for a day or two and it’s super light.

    • Christy says:

      I would say find a medical clinic like mayo clinic or go to ER because it is against the law for them to refuse service to you unless you are a child..in which case you have to have a parent.

    • Nesha says:

      Hey I’m dealing with the same I have no insurance etc. So what did you finally do to get help

  4. Shaniqua Nesby says:

    I am 21 and I have two kids one 4 yrs old the other is 6 months and since I had my daughter I been on my period for 6 months and none of the doctors can find anything wrong and I know there is what should I do.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      I’m sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble finding out what is wrong and fixing it.

      The first thing that comes to mind is a small bit of placenta being still attached to the uterine wall, or some kind of damage (a cut or bruising) to the uterine wall or endometrium during the birth that is still healing. Have you had an ultrasound to check for this sort of thing?

      Another likely option is uterine atony, or in other words a uterus that has become flaccid and stretched due to the stress and trauma to it of pregnancy and childbirth and is not currently capable of contracting properly, which is what puts pressure on the blood vessels and stops the bleeding.

      Yet another possibility would be a coagulation defect or the inability of your blood to clot properly, though this would likely have become apparent with the birth of your first child. Sometimes it is possible for the uterus to be inverted after the delivery of a child and this can also cause bleeding, however, it should have been easily apparent if your doctor did an internal examination.

      Please persevere with seeking medical treatment. You do need to get to the bottom of this, as I’m sure you know. Your Dr may be able to prescribe some progesterone to stop the bleeding in the meantime, if you are losing too much blood.

      Good luck!

    • atiya says:

      Hi!
      I m also having the same problem from 2 yr my doc can’t find what is wrong my baby is now 2 yr old plz tell me what to do plz plz I m getting weak day by day plz suggest me sum thing

  5. Swati says:

    Hi!
    I have prolonged periods since menarche (10-12 days). They are of normal flow, not too heavy. Since they are prolonged, I can’t really tell if the total amount of blood loss is too much. The doctors I visit don’t want to answer questions. They only push me into pills and want me out of the room.

    I’m trying lifestyle approach, on ayurvedic meds now and will soon start PCOS Insulite. Could you tell what kind of issues in hormones do prolonged periods indicate? as in hirsutism points to elavated androgens….

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi,

      High levels of oestrogen can cause the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) to build up too thickly, so that periods are either heavier, longer or both in order to shed the excess endometrial tissue.

      If you don’t ovulate, you won’t produce progesterone (in a significant amount) and it is this (or rather the precipitous drop in progesterone levels after they have been raised for a week) which triggers a period. If this doesn’t happen, the uterine lining keeps building up, which can cause a period to be heavier or more prolonged when it does occur.

      Are you periods regular? Do you know whether you ovulate or not? I.e. do you chart your basal body temperature or have you had your progesterone levels measured in the second half of your cycle, a week or ten days before a period is expected?

      Another possibility is a clotting disorder. Have you had blood tests to investigate this?

      Fibroids should be ruled out, though they usually cause heavy bleeding rather than prolonged menses.

      I hope this information is helpful to you and good luck with your new approach to treating them.

      If you have PCOS, you might like to look into d-chiro inositol

      It helps to resolve the symptoms of PCOS (due to d-chiro inositol deficiency) in 86% of women with PCOS.

      Kind regards,

      Anne

  6. Barbie says:

    I took contraceptive injection and now I have been bleeding for more than a month now but its just the drops not flowing blood.is it normal or do I need to go and see a doctor.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      It can take a little while for the contraceptive injections (Depo-Provera etc) to take proper effect. If the spotting hasn’t stopped by the time you have your 2nd injection in 3 months’ time, discuss it with your doctor.

  7. Yanira Aguilar says:

    Hello, I was diagnosed 2 years ago with PCOS. I had an ablation because my bleeding would not stop when I was on my period. I would go for 2 or 3 months of no bleeding, then when it came it was for almost 1 or 2 months long with large blood clots. Its been almost 2 years and My bleeding returned and I’m having the same symtoms. Should I go back for another ablation. After my ablation I stopped all my medication which was Progesterone and Metformin. Should I just go back on that instead of getting another ablation?

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Yanira, the heavy, intermittent bleeding you describe is only a symptom of PCOS. Having another ablation will help for a little while, but it won’t do anything to help the other symptoms of PCOS or to bring your hormones back into order.

      I suggest that you look into d-chiro inositol. A study last year recommended that d-chiro inositol and myo-inositol be the first line of treatment for women with PCOS as it addresses the cause of PCOS and the hormonal dysregulation that occurs rather than just masking the symptoms. I take it myself and have found it to be the only thing that consistently keeps my symptoms in check.

      You can purchase both through My PCOS Info

      If you feel that progesterone and metformin worked well for you and you tolerated them without too many side-effects, than that may also be another option.

  8. Skye says:

    I am 13, and have been since September. I have had my period for two weeks now. I told my mom, and she is taking me to the doctor’s tomorrow. I’m scared, and don’t know how to act. I’m pretty much going insane because I already know there’s something wrong with me. Everytime I go to the bathroom, large clots come out. I don’t know what to do about that, but my mom just said to keep wearing a pad. I have gotten dizzy, and fallen over in school along with unbearable headaches. I have gone through this enough to the point of where I think I might just go completely bonkers.

    • nicole says:

      you don’t have to be scared.i am sure you are allright and you mom is looking after you.your mom is right keep wearing your pads all times and keeping changing even though you at school.
      have you spoken to the doctor yet!!!!! if have give me a reply and i help you.hope you geton well.thanks for reading this
      p.S i go bonkers too when i have my periods lol

  9. Nikki says:

    Hello!
    I have been bleeding for over 21 days. This is a first time for me. This happens to run in my family and all of them used Birth Control to make them regular. I went to the GYN on Friday and she put me on Birth Control. I had to take 3 for 3 days, 2 for 2 days then 1 everyday after. The first day I vomited 3 times. The second day I couldn’t even make it to my third pill because I was vomiting so much. On Sunday I had to go to the ER because I kept throwing up. I was so sick I was even thinking about suicide because of the pain. I’m so scared to take anymore pills. I go back to see my GYN later this week and I want to know how to bring up that I don’t want to take pills and go a natural way. I’m scared she will just dismiss it and try to make me take pills again. I will try some of your ways after my stomach gets better.

    • Hannah Blessing says:

      Hi! I just want to let you know that what you are describing, with the throwing up uncontrollably after taking pills, that is called a drug allergy. DO NOT ever take that drug again! And always, whenever you go to a doctor and you have to fill out those forms, tell them that you are allergic to this. Write it down, and carry the paper with you when you go. It is very dangerous to take something that you are allergic to, because usually your adverse effects get worse. You could die. Let your pharmacist where you got this prescription filled know as soon as possible what happened so that they can put this into their computer.

  10. Nandita says:

    Hi,
    Usually my period cycle is 5 days + 2-3 days of spotting but since the past 2 months my periods continued for 8 days with 2-3 days of spotting. This month however, they started on the 26th November and still continue. Today I had a breakup in October but I’m sure that cannot affect me till this extent. I’m a little worried since this is very unusual and I’m away from home. Please tell me what to do since I’m very confused.

    P.S. I’m 19 and haven’t had any sort of intercourse.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      It is entirely possible that the stress of your recent breakup is affecting your hormones. It’s a very delicate balance and easily disrupted. The best thing to do is to go and see a doctor and get an ultrasound and some blood tests to help you find out what the problem is. It’s important to find out why your period has gone on for so long, before you think about how to stop it. Best of luck!

  11. N/A says:

    I am 15 and i have horible problems with my period. Ussually its really light and not a problem but for some reason my period is heavy this time. It started on November 30th and is still going on. I refuse to go to a doctor or gynaecologist. Is there a way i can stop it with out going to the doctor?

    • My PCOS Info says:

      It is important to find out why your period is so heavy this time, particularly if this is not normal for you. If there is something wrong, you need to know what that is, rather than try and cover up the symptoms yourself. Have you told your mother what is going on? I understand that you don’t want to see a doctor, however, your health is more important that any embarrassment that you might feel. Doctors are professionals, they are there to help you in times like this, and they have seen it all before. I strongly recommend that you summon your courage and see one, even if you don’t want to, find out what is going on and then think about what to do. The first thing is an ultrasound. Best of luck with everything.

  12. trix says:

    Iv had bleeding for 3 months now! just started the POP on it for 2 weeks but no relief, so will go to the Dr again and see about supplementing it with natural progesterone cream. i am drinking alot and eating alot together with iron and lots of multi vits, but just sick of it now at this stage. For me I missed a month and then another month and now I thnk 2 months later my body is making up for it. Stres was the factor for me that caused me missing a period. Blood tests, 3D scans all showed everything is normal so that is a relief. Wish there was more i could do. Heard about some procedure that burns the lining of the womb but that is severe. Fed up.

  13. Adwoa says:

    To stop long bleeding, dilute 1/2 piece of lemon in water , drink 2 X daily. Drink plenty of water afterwards. During that period, stop taking sugar and sugary foods.Bleeding should stop between 2- 3 days.if not see a doctor. You may be prescribed provera or other orthodox drugs.

  14. Ashley says:

    I know this is an old post! hopefully someone responda! I am a little worried. My period hasn’t fully stopped since my last one, and then all the sudden a week ago its been the heaviest it has ever been in my life. It won’t stop. Literally through a tampon pantyliner and my pants in 1 hour! It’s been this bad for a week straight. I Have PCOS and I’m not sure if I should be going to my doctor ASAP about this. I’m only 20 years old and I can’t think straight I’ve lost so much blood, I am very angry and short tempered. Should be seeing a doctor? This has never happened before.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Ashley, if you have been losing that much blood for that long, you definitely need to see a doctor and preferably go to an emergency room as soon as possible. They will be able to give you something to make the bleeding stop, but it may take a few days to work and they can monitor you to make sure you are safe until then. You will need to have some blood tests to see if you have enough blood left! You might need a top up🙂

      Once this acute episode is over, you should see a gynaecologist, or reproductive endocrinologist to try and ascertain what happened and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

      There are a few things that could be causing this, the most likely are: a miscarriage, a fibroid, or super-heavy bleeding courtesy of PCOS hormonal disturbance. The latter is more likely if you don’t have regular periods and the endometrium has built up to an abnormally thick level.

      Best of luck. Please write back and let me know how you got on.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Ashley, You should definitely see your doctor or go to a hospital so that this can be investigated. Although irregular bleeding is common in PCOS, it’s important to get it under control and not let it become normal for you.

      When you have this acute episode under control, you should look into some long-term management options so that it doesn’t happen again.

      I think that d-chiro inositol is one of the best options available for PCOS. A study last year recommended that DCI and myoinositol be the first line of treatment for women with PCOS.

      Good luck and remember: this is your health, it is important, don’t take rubbish from ill-informed health care professionals should you come across them. Demand that they give you the care and accurate information that you deserve.

  15. suji says:

    i am the mother of 7 yrs old son and i m 34 now.normally i have regular periods but it was painful and heavy.but i have bleeding within 15 days after my regular period and it continues for 10 days.i consulted a doctor and took ultrasound scan.in that she saw a clear cyst filled with fluid in my right ovary and bulky uterus.my doctor prescribed me to take birthcontrol pills but i confused to take due to its side effecs.but still i have bleeding.plz help me with ur reply.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Suji,

      I recommend that you see another doctor. I don’t think that birth control pills are an appropriate solution for an undiagnosed problem. An ovarian cyst is a fairly common occurrence and often resolves by itself. It will not cause the kind of bleeding you describe, so this is not the cause of your problem. The bulky uterus needs further investigation and is likely related to your bleeding.

      Good luck, please write back and let us know how you go.

  16. Princess says:

    Hello I hope you are still answering questions. I have been suffering from pcos for over three years now. It started with me going to the emergency room because I would bleed for months heavily. The doctors gave me ultrasounds and diagnosed me with fibroid’s. They decided that birth control pills would be the best thing. So I took them for a while and decided I know longer wanted a band aide. They decided the next best thing would be fibroid removal surgery. I agreed on the surgery. On the day of the surgery I had been bleeding heavily for almost two months. When I awoke from surgery I was told I had an d&c because of the bleeding and a blood transfusion. The doctor had also discovered that when he cut me open to remove the fibroid’s that there were none to be found because he had misdiagnosed me and had discovered that I had Pcos. He informed me that there was nothing he could do and did not give me any other options. Since then I am still bleeding heavy and long and doctors only offer me birth control pills. They refuse to send me to a specialist. They do not check my hormone levels they basically tell me there’s no hope. I have also went back to emergency room where they suggest that I be put on metformin; but my obgyn refuses that too. I am seeking help please I don’t know what else to do. I am sad and depressed feeling like something’s wrong with me and there is no help out there.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      I’m so sorry to hear you aren’t getting the medical care you deserve and need. Unfortunately, for a condition which affects between 10 and 25% of the female population, PCOS gets very little attention from a public health perspective and many clinicians are woefully undereducated about PCOS.

      A study last year recommended that d-chiro inositol and myo-inositol be the first line of treatment for women with PCOS. I take it myself and have found it to be the only thing that consistently keeps my symptoms in check.

      You can purchase both through My PCOS Info

      Metformin is only appropriate for PCOS under certain circumstances. Perhaps you don’t fall within those guidelines? You can learn more about it here: PCOS and metformin and if you think you are a woman for whom metformin is appropriate, and you want to take it, persevere with another doctor until you find one who will prescribe it.

    • caoimhemorana says:

      Find an OBGYN that has experience in PCOS. My doctor does & it usually helps.

  17. tanu says:

    Hi,
    I am 30 years old. I have 1 daughter .her age 30 months. my monthly period started 21 march & til today it continue. but not heavy bleeding . help me .

    • My PCOS Info says:

      A nine-day period sounds a little long, but not completely abnormal. If you are concerned, however, you can either try some of the options above, or see your doctor to try and stop it. Good luck!

  18. Eugenie says:

    In 2007, I had been diagnosed not only with Bipolar Disorder, but also with PCOS. Since then, I have been bleeding for 5, sometimes up to 8 months straight. My gynae has always been able to treat it with Provera. Since starting bleeding again (Heavy with huge clots…) in middle January, I’ve been to 2 doctors. I started a 5 day course on Provera; no good. Then, about a week ago, I went to the other doctor, who again prescribed Provera, as well as Ibuprofen, antibiotics and a contraceptive. NO LUCK! i am tearful all the time, thinking of suicide and I am not coping at all. The medication makes me feel nauseous all the time, I have gastric acid problems. Is there any homeopathic remedy I can take? I live in South Africa, so most of the herbs you mentioned, doesn’t grow here in our dry climate. Will a hysterectomy help and take it away forever? I am desperate. My husband had a vasectomy years ago – we have two boys, so I don’t want any more children.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Eugenie,

      I’m so sorry to hear you are having such terrible difficulties. A hysterectomy may be a valid option for stopping the bleeding if nothing else will, however, it will not address the cause of the PCOS, nor the hormonal disturbances that accompany it.

      A study last year recommended that d-chiro inositol and myo-inositol be the first line of treatment for women with PCOS, as it addresses the cause of the problem – insulin resistance and helps to prevent other complications from developing.

      You can buy DCI and MI from My PCOS Info. Perhaps it will help. Interestingly, myo-inositol it also quite helpful for some aspects of bipolar, though in much larger doses.

      I hope you are able to resolve the bleeding and find some options to help you enjoy life again, for yourself and your family.

      All the best, Anne

  19. Bianca says:

    Im 19, had my mirena for less than a year, got my period regularly scheduled every month . One month I didnt get anything, no discharge no nothing, I became scared so my boyfriend and I decided to get it removed . Its been over 2 weeks of bleeding , at first it started subsiding , I thought it was over . My boyfriend and I had intercourse & I started gushing blood ever since … I go thru pads like paper .. Its been 3 days with this horrific bleeding . Idk what to do

    • My PCOS Info says:

      You need to go to an emergency room to have the bleeding addressed immediately before it endangers your health and then see a gynaecologist to discuss longer term resolution.

      Good luck.

  20. Stella says:

    I am on Nora-BE, a progesterone only birth control pill. I have a hard time dealing with estrogen because it gives me horrible migraines. Because there is no estrogen, I should not be having a period. I have been on it for about 6 months, and have had about 3 extremely long periods, lasting about 3 weeks every time. It’s extremely tiresome, and I have to take iron supplements to keep from becoming anemic. Is this happening just because my body goes for 2-3 months without menstration, and slowly builds up? The Internet is no help.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Stella,

      If you are taking a progestogen-only birth control pill, that should inhibit the growth of the endometrium, stopping it from building up to a level where it needs to shed. In short – you should NOT bleed using progestogen only pills. You may require a higher dose, if you are only on one of the mini-pill versions, or perhaps they just don’t agree with you.

      The reaction you are experiencing sounds very abnormal to me and I would recommend that you see a gynaecologist, have an ultrasound to rule out any structural abnormality and to discuss other options.

      And the internet knows everything … if you know where to look🙂

      Good luck.

  21. Rintu says:

    Hi.,
    i have pcos and i was taking in tablets metformin 500mg., a year and half ago., for a cycle of 6 months,then i had reglar periods all of sudden for past three months i have not got my menstrual cycle and then i started the pills again and i got my mc and it was normal. not even 14 days gap i got my mc again and its lasting for more than 12 days ,. can u pls suggest me wat can i do ?

  22. Annette says:

    Hey my name is Annette i has perdio for two weeks almost three so how am i stop beging bleed and i feeling like tired not feeling like clean the house i go to doctor next tuesday may 21,2013 i feeling like not too good and weak and feeling like pass out what am i going to do

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Annette, you are experiencing the symptoms of blood loss – anaemia and hypovolaemia. Your blood does not have enough oxygen carrying ability and there is not enough of it in your veins. It is important that you get medical attention straight away. Your best option is to go to the hospital where they can give you IV fluids, blood replacers or blood, depending upon how bad it is, and then try and get to the bottom of why your period has gone on for so long. If that is not possible for you, then see your doctor today. Blood loss can be very dangerous and your health and wellbeing are worth far more than the inconvenience and time you will lose in the waiting room. In the meantime, drink lots of water and get someone to drive you to the doctor or hospital. Don’t endanger yourself or others by driving yourself while you are this ill. Good luck!

  23. nicole says:

    if your periods been on for so long then you should tell you parents or someone you know its better rather keeping to yourself.keep wearing your pad.reply please when you see this xx

    • Christie says:

      Yes am passin tru d same tin.it has neva happened b4.jst last wk friday it came and it is suppose 2 stopp after 4days.but its stil on till now.what pills can i take?thats all i need

  24. Nisha says:

    Hello,I dis infertility treatment last year and had some frozen embroys. I am going India to have the, transfer. I have PCOS and this time my period got delayed – got period on May 26th and 27th then but the flow was not regualar – got regular flow on May 29th – counted that as my 1st day as per my doctor’s advise its 6th day today and still getiing heavy flow – I am fyling tommorrow (June 4th) and still is on- please advise how can i stop this. I am also taking Progynova 2mg sice my day 2. please advise asap

  25. Silver says:

    I am 28 years and a mother of two. 7 and 1yr 8months years. I use implant as my birth control. Since it was inserted i.e. 1 year and 6 months i never received my periods. Now am surprised that the periods came last month which lasted for a week, then after another 4 days they were back again which have now lasted for 2 weeks. They are not heavy. Is this normal? They are accompanied by headaches. Plz help

  26. Amanda says:

    I have PCOS and while heavy menstrual bleeding is normal for me when I used to rarely get normal periods, it’s been super heavy lately. I just started on birth control about a week ago to control my period and well now I have a heavy flow that’s lates more than a week. Is this normal? Tried calling dr but waiting on a call back.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Amanda,

      With PCOS, there is very little that is ‘normal’. With menstrual blood loss, we tend to judge ‘normal’ by what is ‘usual’ for us. If what you are experiencing now is different than usual, then it is not normal for you and should be taken seriously.

      Female reproductive hormones interact in very complex ways which are not completely understood. There is also a lot of variance in the composition of the various oral contraceptive pills that are available. Each will have a different effect, so it’s hard to tell what should or should not be happening in your individual case.

      I hope your doctor calls you back soon. Heavy bleeding for more than a week is not ‘normal’. Persistent, heavy blood loss can lead to anaemia or hypovolaemic shock and must not be taken lightly. If you are at all concerned, you should go to an emergency department.

      Good luck!

  27. aniqah says:

    Please help me! I’m really worried. I am a 12 year old girl (13 in 8 days) and I have had my period for 2 weeks now. Normally they are just 5-7 days and I’m really worried. I have had my period for about a year and a half and this has never happened. I tried googleing questions but they scared me even more. I don’t know what to do. I’m terrified but I will not, no matter how bad go to the hospital. It’s gross and embarassing.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Aniqah,

      I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but nobody is going to be able to help you over the internet. Google is absolutely no replacement for a good doctor. You need to tell your mother or guardian what is going on and at the very least see your GP and get a referral to a gynaecologist. It is not gross, nor should it be embarrassing. Menstruation is something that every woman goes through each month, and if not, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Without menstruation, there would never be any more babies brought into the world. It may be a little messy and inconvenient, but it’s worth it, in the end. The female body is an incredible and complex thing which is capable of the most incredible things, but occasionally it doesn’t work exactly as it should and it is very important for you to find out why. If your period continues to go on, you may have to choose between being embarrassed but alive, or letting your embarrassment win and endangering your life. I strongly encourage you to be brave and mature about this and overcome your embarrassment and tell your mother and get her to help you find out what is going on. It is normal for there to be some variation in the duration and flow of menstrual periods when you are just beginning to have them, as your body gets used to everything and your hormones find a rhythm, so there may not be anything to worry about at all, but you do need to find out, before you lose too much blood. Good luck!

  28. Ankita Jain says:

    hi this is ankita jain,
    mam i had my periods last month on 4th july and today is 17th august my period had not yet come. i want to get my period what should i do to get normal i dont want to have kids now.
    please refer me medicine so that i could get my period back and i would be normal again. as i m very much stressed. please mam tell me fast what to do.my case is also as like of priya. mam please sujjest me what to do.
    thanking you
    ankita jain

  29. Ankita Jain says:

    hi this is priti jain,
    mam i had my periods last month on 4th july and today is 17th august my period had not yet come. i want to get my period what should i do to get normal i dont want to have kids now.
    please refer me medicine so that i could get my period back and i would be normal again. as i m very much stressed. please mam tell me fast what to do.my case is also as like of priya. mam please sujjest me what to do.
    thanking you
    priti jain

  30. caoimhemorana says:

    I’ve been bleeding for about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks. I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago. I hadn’t had the money to get my medicine for a few months but I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and got my prescriptions (500mg Metformin twice daily and BC). The doctor gave me a new brand of BC because its cheaper. I’ve been taking my meds but the bleeding has actually gotten worse. It’s heavier than my periods ever are! Should I see if finishing the pack of BC fixes it or should I call and ask for my old BC prescription?

    • My PCOS Info says:

      If you have been off your PCOS medication for a while, it is likely that your menstrual cycle became irregular. If you have missed several periods, then your endometrium will have built up to a thicker than usual level and this could be the reason why you are bleeding more than usual. If this is not the case, and your menstrual cycle remained normal and regular whilst you were off your medication, then the heavy bleeding is likely due to the change in OCPs and you should speak to your doctor about switching to something else. Good luck!

  31. dupsy says:

    I have sex and I did not see my period,so I used pills to bring it out,since 17days now d period is not stopping.plz help me

  32. linda says:

    I started my periods when I was 14 yrs and for the first month I went on for 16 at times I’d stop for a week after 8 days and then go again for another 8 days now I go for 10 days every month with heavy period pains that go on until atleast 4 days after my period.My mother says hers stopped when she had me but I’m still too young to fall pregnant.Please help me.

  33. leilani says:

    I been on my period for three weeks and its been annoying and im tired of buying pads and tampons everyday because bleeding every hour. What is causin this? Please help cause im annoyed with this. Plus When my husband comes home from work he wants to have sex but im on my period three weeks..

    • My PCOS Info says:

      You need to see a doctor and have some diagnostic tests performed to find out what is going on. Nobody can help you over the internet. It is important to find out why you ate experiencing prolonged menstrual bleeding. If left untreated it may endanger your life.

  34. Sarah says:

    Hi,
    I have been diagnosed with PCOS for over 3 years now. I am 19 years old and recently married, my periods have been always either normal or irregular. Recently, my period started really slow in late August (when i got married).it would come out sticky and really dark…it is now on a normal flow and it hasn’t stopped…now going into mid October…and it still won’t stop.
    I take metphormine (large pills) and birth control.
    Me and my husband still continue our sex life even through the grossness of blood…but its still kind of annoying! Please I’m wondering if i should see a doctor asap or just look for something to stop it.
    Sarah

  35. Beverly says:

    Hi my name is Beverly I was diagnosed with pcos on August 18 this year and my obgyn recommend the depo shot and said it would stop my menstral cycle and or regulate it I was so excited but and the beginning of September I got my period and it has been super heavy still till this day also I’ve been having the worst back pains idk what to do, just recently I started I detox that I bought from the farmers market I had also purchased progesterone cream but not sure where to really apply it I weigh 107 lbs and I’m 24 I also purchased vitex in hopes it would help me ovulate and one last thing I purchased Gaia women’s balance in hopes to balance my hormones idk if these will help what do you think?

  36. Christina says:

    I am have irregular periods, and sometimes it skips a month and the next month it happnes for more than 15days. As a result i cant do any exercise. I have also gained weight . i hope it is due to hormonla change can you please suggest whta to do?

  37. Christina says:

    I have also done my USG and it suggest PCOD

  38. Gabby says:

    Hello, I’m 18 and my periods normally last around 6 days and I get a normal flow. My last period was normal as well, but this one came a week before. At the beginning I would spot one time around the same time at night then it went away, this happened for about 3 days. The fourt day I started at night as well but the flow was really heavy. I’ve been having a heavy flow for about 7 days now and I get a lot of chunks of blood as well those gooey ones. What could possibly be wrong?

    Also I got really bad cramps a week before this started happening

  39. lizza says:

    i been on my period for three weeks i am much worried about it …..plz tell me some thing which would help to stop my bleeding

  40. Marisol Moreno says:

    Hi my name is Marisol and I’m 15 so I had my period on Tuesday night Nov. 5. My normal period stops on the 5th day but this time it hadn’t stop . The bleeding will stop for a little bit than come back again. And it’s gonna be a week tomorrow . I just want to know what to do and how to stop it

  41. senzy says:

    It bin twO weeks now my period don’t stop nd this is really stressing
    Me nd I am only 21 years

  42. rose says:

    I am 20 yrs old and this time had my regular period for 6 days (though very light compared to everytime). But after the 6th day i have had bleeding (very slight and less and dark red brown coloured) for
    13 more days. What is wrong? Is there any problem? This has never happened before.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Women’s periods can differ a little from time to time. Most likely it is nothing to worry about, however if it does not resolve by the end of your next period you should go and see your doctor.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      If there is any chance you may be pregnant, you should do a pregnancy test. It is reasonably common for women to have some light bleeding at the time that they would have expected their menses when they are in the early stages of pregnancy.

  43. Garima says:

    My periods are going on I don’t have anything and can’t use any of the methods can someone reply me

  44. alva says:

    last 3 yrs ago i am diagnosed of pcos my doctor ask me to take metformin after almost a month i stop taking metformin for a reason that i am not used to take a lot of medicine for a long time then my menstruation back to normal then last october for almost a month my menstruation dont stop again i decided to go to my ob and check and same before i have pcos then she give me medicine to stop blood and pills which i will take 3 times a day i will fnish that pills for a week that should be taken for 1 month then my blood stop after 2 days of medicine , then again my blood came last nov 15 because i am afraid that it may not stop again it happen now its almost 8 days still i have some spots, also i continue my pills. i am afraid going back to my ob.

  45. kittu says:

    Hey,
    I am 24 yrs old.
    I had an abortion 4 yrs before.
    After that i had many contraceptive pills.
    After having loads of these pills i noticed
    That whenever i have sex and sperms enter inside i dont get periods for long time i.e.1 2 or 3 months…
    But after that i m on my periods.
    So i wanted to ask u will it affect my pregnancy???
    Another que is since few months my bleeding is not normal. I dont have any kind of cramps in my stomach that i used to have earlier and flow of blood is too less. And this month i had my period on 16 and today is tenth day nmy periods are still going on. Flow of blood is not much. But i am scared
    What should i do?
    And will all these affect me during pregnancy? I mean infertility..
    please help me out quickly.
    I do not understande what to do.

    • kittu says:

      Plzzzzz do reply me
      I am very tensed
      I dont know what to do
      I cant talk to my mother also. We dont talk much
      I have no one with whom i can share my problem
      Plzzz help me out n do it quickly

      • kittu says:

        Plzzz answer my question i am very very tensed
        Today i had quite heavy flow of blood
        I am not getting what to do
        Plzzz help me in solving my problem

    • My PCOS Info says:

      The high levels of synthetic hormones contained in oral contraceptives can affect fertility for a while after coming off them but most women eventually recover a normal fertility cycle eventually. It is possible for fertility to be negatively impacted by the trauma of a surgical abortion, but this is much less common with improved modern surgical techniques. It is possible that the irregularity of your periods after having unprotected sex may be due to stress rather than any direct effect from sperm.

      With respect to your current period, firstly take a pregnancy test to rule this out. Secondly, over the counter drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium may help to lessen heavy blood flow in the short-term. Thirdly, if your problems persist, you must see your doctor to investigate the cause so you can resolve it. Good luck!

  46. Vgrover says:

    Hello,

    I am 30 yr old and have a 2 yr old son born out of C-section in Dec’11. My cycles have been perfect (though little longer than what others get) since its inception,which was around age of 13.
    I have never missed a period or had irregular ones. But only mistake I did was taking an emergency contraceptive pill in October’13.
    The Period after that started on 9th Nov , there was only spotting for 4 days and them Medium flow thereafter till now.
    I have taken Gyane-CVP for 2 days and then Amentone (Tranexamic Acid + Mefenamic Acid) dor 2 days now, but there has been no difference in the flow accept that they have only increased.
    Ultrasound shows no abnormality.
    I am confused and depressed ‘cz of the the failed medical system.
    Please help.

  47. Emily says:

    Hi,
    I’ve had a ‘period’ which started with mixed with clear discharge for a week, and now I’ve had it for 2 weeks. It’s different to my usual period, it’s not got the ‘shiny’ and runny look. I’ve taken iron tablets to try and replace blood loss…..should I be concerned, and at how long of having it should I become concerned?
    Thank you!

  48. Susan says:

    i am 33. i am diabetic, and have PCOS. it has been about a year or two since a normal flow, and now i am on week 6 of a period. it isnt crazy heavy, but i am so exhausted. last time i went to a doc for anything, all i get is a lecture on my weight. I am losing weight, i need to, but that is not the issue. i am so tired, i cannot concentrate, i drink any fluids i can get my hands on to stay hydrated. I just want to curl up and cry, i dont know what to do anymore. my menses started at age 11. never been normal save for 3 months at the start, then nothing for 5 years, 16 day period, then toucha nd go. the only birth control pill that worked was the triphasic setup, and i would get severe migraines, the rare cluster kind, with severe neurological symptoms, it was like i was drunk or having a stroke. it was insane. metformin makes me ill, and exacerbates my IBS. i cant win.

  49. Mekia says:

    Hi I have pcos my daughter put me on birth control to have a regular period because I’ve been irregular since I was 15 I stopped taken my pills n march had a period in june then didn’t have another til August and every month on without birth control but since November my period won’t stop its been goin on and now were in December wat u think I should do start my birth control to stop it or some other method???? I want to go to the doctor but my insurance don’t kick in til January

  50. Mekia says:

    Doctor**

  51. Cierra says:

    I just read your article, and to be honest I’m quite desperate for an answer or guidance. I have been having a problem for about a year. I keep bleeding, but It won’t stop. It started in February of this year I went to multiple doctors all did scans saying giving me NO information. One doc says it “might” be a cyst, another said they found weird tissue doing a DNC to get info (but she just told me it was probably a miscarriage, in which I told her wasn’t the case.) Went to another doctor who did all the scans, ultra sounds, pap smears, etc. NO answers. At this point I’m pretty depressed, and right now I have had a period for about 3 months. It goes away for like 2 days (it’s extremely light, or is only completely missing for like a few hours), and comes back heavy. It is painful, I am always tired, and I emotionally am not doing so well. Do you have any idea of what I can look into? Or how to just stop the bleeding. I’ve even lost weight to become healthier, I’m taking vitamins. Birth control does not help… I am literally at the end of my rope.

  52. Justine Nuñez says:

    I have a 5 month old baby and my periods are irregular. I didnt have one in November but got one in December which has lasted for 3 weeks. What can I do to stop it? Suggestions please….

  53. laura says:

    Hi im 23 and started taking a contraceptive pill when i was 16. I stopped taking that when i was 18 and then didnt have a period 4 a year. I would go 6 months with out a period but would bleed 4 a week, but in august 2012 i started bleeding and this went on until feb 2013. I had an internal scan and they said that everything looked fine but there was a lot of blood there. Then a few days later i didnt bleed for a few weeks and then it started again. Ive been to the doctors loads of times bout this and they say there isnt really anything they can do. They put me on a different pill and that didnt work, plus i got give the pills that stop your periods and they didnt work either. I went to a walk in centre and they gave me some other tablets to stop me bleeding and they didnt work. Im starting to feel really down about this and i feel all alone and dont know where 2 turn. Any help would be much appreciated. I want to be able to get my relationship back on track.

  54. Bethany Rodgers says:

    I’m 14 passed there in December and I read about people getting freaked out that there’s hasn’t stopped for 3weeks we’ll unlike me I hav been bleeding 8MONTHS straight!!! I’ve been to the doctors but they gave me tranexamic acid tablets that don’t work and I’m thinking about herbal tea but I’m really confuse and I’ve been tested to see if I’m anemic but I’m not every thing is really good so I really don’t no what to do so can some help me?!?!

    • Saskia says:

      I have the same problem, I’m 14 and mine stared when I was 12. It was normal for about 10 months, and then it wouldn’t stop. I passed out a few times, and eventually my parents took me to the hospital. I was put on the birth control pill without any breaks so that my blood supply could be replenished. I stopped taking it last September, and my period didn’t come at all till now. And, it’s now been on for 3 weeks. The pills really don’t help to regulate it. Every website talks about shepherd’s purse, yarrow, raspberry, lot’s of water. I’m trying these medications from a naturopath. They’re supposed to help regulate it in the long term, but I really don’t know about short term fixes. I’ve heard that drinking 3/4 cup pineapple and 1/4 cup lemon juice together makes it stop. Also, green beans and vitamin C, but I really don’t know.

    • Emily says:

      Hello Bethany. I am 17 years old and have been having trouble with my periods since I was 13. When I started, I was 11 years old and everything was fine until I suddenly had a period that was two weeks long. Every month after that, they got longer and heavier until I got very worried when it became more than a month long. It was very heavy and started to ruin my life. I researched for supplements and things that would work until back in February when I came across turmeric supplements and to my surprise, they worked wonders. I went from having month long heavy periods to 3 day light periods. I would definitely suggest that you try turmeric. Good luck!

  55. Bethany Rodgers says:

    I’m 14 passed there in December and I read about people getting freaked out that there period hasn’t stopped for 3weeks we’ll unlike me I have been bleeding 8MONTHS straight!!! I’ve been to the doctors but they gave me tranexamic acid tablets that don’t work and I’m thinking about herbal tea but I’m really confuse and I’ve been tested to see if I’m anemic but I’m not every thing is really good so I really don’t no what to do so can some help me?!?!

  56. Jennifer says:

    Hi. I went to a gynecologist a year ago, I found out I have a bacteria infection in my uterus. I have been on antibiotics for a year. I had a d&c and removal of a polyp last week in an effort to stop my bleeding. I started bleeding the end of November 2013. The doctor gave me a depo shot and that’s when I started bleeding nonstop. Then he put me on birth control three times a day for three weeks I also was given progesterone injection. Help nothing is working! Should I get a second opinion?

  57. Nicole says:

    I’m 18 and I have spotting. Every time I have sex with my boyfriend is shows up. I’m not too sure what to do

  58. Aly says:

    Hello! I am 29 and when I hit 18, completely stopped getting my period. I have been to several doctors and they diagnosed me with pcos. I have been off and on the pill since then and have not had a “natural” period off the pill since I was a teenager. I haven’t taken the pill in a few years and to my surprise, in May I got my period! Yay… Except I had it for 2 weeks! It went away and I didn’t get it again until this month… And it has been 2 weeks again with no sign of slowing down. Any insight into this? Getting my period without medication is an unusual event, so when should I contact my doctor or be concerned?

  59. prahina says:

    Im 20 nd I used to have a normal period of 5 days. It is the first time that it hasnt stopoed for a long.its been 13 days and its still bleeding. I got normal bleeding in first 5 days but after that I get dark color blood nd bleeding is not too nd bleeding is getting heavy day by day..I dont know what to do!!!

  60. jen says:

    Been on a period 6 months due t implant getting fed up now was on pill t lighten it but I want it gone !

  61. M says:

    hi, im 16 and i´ve been bleeding for 24 for days as for today, since I live in Venezuela, and we are in an extreme situation, i can´t go to the doctor, my mom called hers and he told her i should take some tranexamic acid to stop the bleeding… five days later and i´m still bleeding, do you have any tips i could use having in mind all roads are closed and i cannot go anywhere in order to get any medications? i would really appreciate that

    • Emily says:

      Hello m. I’m 17 years old and have struggled with my periods for quite a while. I started when I was 11 and everything was good until when I turned 13 and I had a period that was very heavy and lasted two weeks. After that they just got longer and heavier and suddenly my periods were a month long and very heavy. I was very worried and decided to research herbs and supplements that could help me. Back in February, I stumbled upon an herb called turmeric. I tried it and to my surprise, it worked wonders! My period went from heavy and one month long to light and only 3 days long! I would say that you should definitely try this and see how it works for you. Good luck!

  62. Brittany says:

    Thank you….thank you…thank you….whoever took the time to write this just saved me

  63. harpreet says:

    Hi there its harpreet
    My periods are continue for about 9 months its not going to stop i m 24 year . Is there anything which can help me??

  64. Krynne says:

    Greetings. I’m soon to be 46 years old and having major difficulties. All my life I have had extremely heavy periods (using the most absorbent tampons and pads)… but the doctors always said this was “normal” and never did anything about them when I inquired about this. My cycle was also very irregular and could last anywhere between 8 – 10 days long.

    During the first week of January (of this year) I had a mild stroke (a TIA), though no one seems to know what was the cause. All seems well now (no lingering symptoms, thankfully). However, due to this my doctor has decided to prescribe a bunch of pills… which normally I wouldn’t need, but she insists I take. The pills she prescribed are for lowering my cholesterol (which is not high, but she insists it should be a little lower), an aspirin a day, and something to help keep my blood pressure low (which is again wasn’t normally high, but she insists it should be lower because of the stroke symptom). She also said I should take an iron supplement daily since I am severely anemic (my hemoglobin was in the low 60’s).

    I started taking all these pills a few days after my period started. After 12 days of heavy bleeding with no sign of slowing like I usually get, I then spoke to my doctor about this. She prescribed a progesterone pill which she said would slow the bleeding. After 3 weeks I was sent to the hospital and was given a blood transfusion because my hemoglobin was too low. So far this pill hasn’t helped at all… the cycle has not slowed at all. I’ve also had many tests done, such as thyroid & other bloodwork, an MRI, an ultrasound of the uterus, and even had a biopsy of the uterus (which made me bleed even more). I have no idea what the results of any of these tests are as my doctor will not tell me.

    I’ve been bleeding extremely heavy (meaning I use a Depends bladder pantie along with either a tampon or a large Diva Cup… changing the latter almost every 1 to 2 hours and the panty 2-3 times per day) for almost 2 months straight now. I have been to my doctor several times since but so far all her methods of reducing my bleeding have not helped at all. I’m worried as the latest method she want’s me to do next is making me nervous.

    She has now said that I should get a merina IUD inserted as this would release hormones to thin the lining of my uterus and eventually stop my bleeding. However, everything I’ve read about these devices (including the leaflet that comes with the merina itself) say to NOT use this if one has a history of strokes, if one has a history of blood clots – which I get very large ones every cycle and have been since I first started my periods) – or if bleeding from the vagina for unknown reasons. I really do not want to use this device (I’m actually getting anxiety attacks over this), but have no other idea what to do, other than have the major surgery to remove the uterus.

    I was hoping you might have some other suggestions I could try before going that far.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Krynne,

      I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time. Your history sounds like you may have PCOS, but you don’t say this. Were you diagnosed with PCOS? If you do have PCOS, ultimately treatment to improve your insulin sensitivity, such as metformin or d-chiro inositol, may help in the long-term, however, neither is likely to provide the fast response you require to stop that bleeding now.

      It sounds like you would be well served by getting a 2nd or even 3rd opinion about your medical treatment at the moment. You should certainly be given access to your test results and your doctor should take the time to explain each one to you. The symptoms you have experienced this year are very serious and you certainly have every justification to ensure that you get the best medical treatment possible. Your health and wellbeing rely upon it, after all.

      The degree of bleeding you describe is certainly not sustainable and something must be done. Can you get a referral to a consultant gynaecologist or reproductive endocrinologist? I would certainly be extremely averse to having a Mirena inserted if I had your recent history.

    • emese adorjani says:

      Krenne, Hi, can you tell us what happened with you since you planned on having the surgery? Did you menage to stop the bleeding instead of having the surgery?What did you take if so.I am in the same situation with this ongoing,nonstopping bleeding..Thank you.Emese

  65. veralynchinenye says:

    what drugs can stop it immeditely

    • My PCOS Info says:

      There are no drugs that can stop it immediately. The best currently available treatment options are described above. Please see your doctor or attend a hospital if you feel that the bleeding has been going on for too long.

  66. Nandipha says:

    Hi, I am 24 years old and I think I have the biggest problem ever. When I am having sex I always menstruate, even if I was not on my periods at the moment. This makes me very worried because my boyfriend finds it so strange and he’s not comfortable about this neither do I, please help. What can I take?

    • My PCOS Info says:

      If you have PCOS and do not menstruate regularly, it is possible that the increased movement and blood flow in your uterus triggers the thickened endometrial tissue to slough off during sexual intercourse.

      The best course of action is to get a referral to a gynaecologist and find out what is going on. If you have PCOS, a reproductive endocrinologist is probably more appropriate.

      Good luck!

  67. Hi, I am 18. I first got my period when I was 12 and they still aren’t regular. Normally my periods are about 3 to 5 days and they aren’t really heavy. Pretty much they are perfect except here and there. Well besides not having one every month that is.
    This month I started on the 13th and I am still on my period. It has been about 14 days! I’m getting worried. It seems like it is slowly getting heavier each day. Any suggestions? Anything you think would help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  68. Alex says:

    I am 15 years old & had my period since September 2013 through February 2014. I stopped when I got through my first set of birth control but when I had sex again the bleeding started up again.

  69. Tammy Thao says:

    Im 32 year oold i never experienced having long periodS until this year. I went to the doctors n seems like nothing helping. What to do?

  70. Julianne smallwood says:

    Try jello in step one (jello to hot water) wait till cool enough to drink, drink it will usally stop blood flow in a week less wise see a doctor.. …

  71. Rona says:

    Good Day,

    I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few months ago. I had my first period when I was 11 and always used to have heavy bleeding. When I was around 15 I was on Birth Control to help and it did for a while. I been on them for 12 years until December 2012 I was hospitalized for DVT and PE. So now I cannot take any hormonal pills. Now that I’m off them I have having terrible and inconsistent periods. I would skip a month then bleed alot the next. I tried a progesterone micro pill but it didn’t work, so I have to juggle between Provera pills and an “acetate” (can’t remember the name). Right now I’m on day 14 of my period and it’s mentally depressing. Sometimes the Provera don’t work but I have to be careful of the hormones. I will be trying Mirena next month but I am hesitant. No other doctors want to treat my case since it is so different. I even want to ask for just a hysterectomy to see if I will have relief…but I never had kids yet….I’m at a loss.

  72. Jennifer says:

    I’m thirty two and I have ovarian cysts when I begun my menstrual and I am in very bad pain to where I’m in tears I am to the point where I’m ready to have a hysterectomy a.s.a.p help me please

  73. monesha says:

    mam,
    i am 28 not married I have a normal period of 5 days. It is the first time that it hasnt stopoed for a long.its been 13 days and its still bleeding. I got normal bleeding in first 5 days but after that I get dark color blood nd bleeding is not too nd bleeding is getting heavy day by day..I dont know what to do!!!

  74. sammii says:

    I got the implant just under 2 years ago and I’m 16 almost 17 my periods haven’t been the same since.. Usually I come on every 2 month’s but this time it was different I never get period pains but I came out in a heat rash a week before I started bleeding and this was 3 weeks ago and I haven’t stopped bleeding since.. Does anyone have any suggestions in what I should do… My head is baffled

  75. Mia says:

    Hi !!!!
    Im a young teen and I’ve started my first period …….. It lasted about 7-8 days . It’s now been a week since it started and I’ve started to get this red brow thing in my underwear but I’m really scared o why is happening !! Should I keep on wearing a pad ? Im a bit embarrassed to tell anyone but if I had to then I would ……
    If you reply to this I would be very great full … Thanks Mia. ❤

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Mia, As your menstrual blood gets older, towards the end of your period, it turns a darker colour, just like when you cut yourself. The iron in the haemoglobin oxidized, like when a piece of iron machinery rusts. You can just keep wearing a panty liner until the bleeding stops completely, which should only be a day or two. All the best.

      • Mia says:

        Thankyou so much for you advise xxxx. I thought I was the only one ! It’s started to clam down a bit now haha but you are do nice and helpful to everyone !! Once again thank you so much !! Xoxoxoxox

  76. maria says:

    I am 26 I have 2 kids one is a boy 9 years en n baba girl 1years old I went in november of my injeksin the klink give me 2 maands injeksin in janauny I went again the klink give me 3 moths injeksin sin the I have my period for 5 months going for 6 what kan I do I just whant it to go away pleas help me

  77. katie says:

    Hi I’m 14 and I goty period a couple of months ago now. I got my period the other day and it went on for 2 days stopped for a day and then went back on for 2 more days. Is there something wrong with me??

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Particularly when you are young and your menstrual cycle is just getting established, it can be irregular. Sometimes in the first few years it may be unpredictable with longer gaps between periods or a period that stops and starts a bit as you have described. This is quite common and perfectly normal, however if you are at all concerned, tell your mother, a school nurse or other trusted adult and ask to discuss it with your gp or gynecologist. You can also borrow books on women’s biology from the library which can help you to understand better the workings of a female body and what to expect. Good luck, if you have any more questions please let me know. I’m here to help.

  78. celle says:

    hi im celle ive been in birth control for five years after giving birth to my daughter. ive stop taking contraceptive last november 2013. because my husband and i are planning to have a baby. after not taking contraceptive i started to have this abnormality of bleeding. some people says that it is normal because ive stop the contraceptive but it takes months for that bleeding that i decided to consult an obgyne. been in two different ob doctors and give me the same medicine (duphaston and tranexamic) but the result is still im sufferring.. before in was just spotting but now its a heavy flow.. and counting the months its already 6months.. i am getting more worried about my help.. the ob said i have a polycystic ovary.. she said it is not scary but it mad me more scary and stress as months go by ang still im stock with this menstral bleeding.. please help me..

  79. Racheal says:

    Hi I am 29 years old for probably the past 6 years I have had irregular periods it would start at a normal cycle go on for 3 weeks stop for a few days and 3 weeks again I am now and for those 6 years have been on the depo shot and for the last two years I have been on the depo shot as well as natazia birth control pills I still get a period every moth sometimes just a week and other times 2 to 3 weeks with no consistency of regular flow or spotting in the same day I can experience a full on period and them just spotting my dr had an ultra sound done showing nothing abnormal and all my annual appointments everything comes back fine is there any reason to why this happen even two birth controls being used is not making much of a difference I’m ready to find a dr who will do surgery I don’t know how much more I can take

  80. Senta says:

    Hello all. I am 28 years old, and have had issues every since the introduction to womanhood. When I was 13 I had my period for over 3 months, and not knowing any better, I didnt mention this to anyone. Finally, one of my sisters asked me and I told her. That is when I took my first trip to the Doctors in regards to my period. They checked me out, and put me on birth control (for the 1st time). This seemed to help, at least for a while. I took the pill for 3 months and after I went off the pill, things were ok for a few months, then the issue arose again. Periods lasting for what seemed like for ever, and large clots. I was put on birth controll 2 more times, with the same results (fixed for a few months then back to bleeding to death) . As i got older i realized that I had gotten no real answers from my care providers, and they continue to give me “Band aids” instead of fixing the issue. I have seen more doctors than I can even remember, and all with the same result, I leave with tears in my eyes and no answers. It got so bad that everytime my husban and I would have sex it would start my period, and last for months!!! I finally found an amazing acupuncturist who sent me to the doctor to request specific tests. While I was there the Doctor was rude! I explained that my mother had the same issue with long lasting periods, heavy clotting, and, at times, it is so bad that I could not even stand because i would bleed through a tampon and pad! He replied, “well, though you might think you are, you arent going to bleed to death”. He made some other rude comments to me to the point I wanted to jump off the table and kick his butt! He kept insisting that I take birth control, even after telling him nonstop that I did not want the pill, I wanted answers, not another band aid! He told me to take the pills until I was ready to have kids, have my kids, then come back to see him and he would remove all of my lady internals for me! I was so shocked at the way he was treating me that I was speachless! I ended up leaving with tears and a percription for birth control (which i did not fill!). I got a second opion and the new doctor saw an abnormality on my cervix with her naked eye, something the jerk doctor seemed to have over looked!! and when she did my pap it caused my cervix to bleed, i had a few procedures done (Where they found nothing wrong we me. No PCOS…I was told that PCOS doesnt even exist.no cancer, nothing with the blood work, other than ALL of my levels were slightly low .NOTHING!.), but this seemed to calm everything. Within a few months I got pregnet, then I lost the baby, and things went back to bad! I will have a few normal months, then skip a month or 2, then bleed forever! I am now on my 3rd week of bleeding, with heavy clotting, and I am so tired of all of it! I have read so many women with the same issue, but none of us can find answers! It seems to me that our “Care providers” dont really care at all. I am going to try to remove all processed, hormone fille crap from my diet and see if this helps. But, we need answers! I am on a quest now to find natural remidies to help all other women that are suffering from this curse! When I find answers I will post them!

  81. sheree says:

    Hi I’m a mum of 1 who’s 3 years old I’ve always had regular periods, before he was born I used to be on really heavy for 7 to 8 days, then when I had him my periods were light and I was on for 4 to 5 days, but the past month and half I have not stopped bleeding, bleeding to the extent of getting up in the middle of the night with it dripping down my legs, I’m on still really heavey I’ve been to the docters they have gave me some holmone tablets which don’t really seen to be helping, I also feel weak and sometimes dizzy, plus I get pain in my back and legs sometimes, could someone give me some advice plz, I’m really worried now x

  82. annie says:

    HELP! My period lasted a month and two weeks! It sometimes stops for a day and then continues again!😨

  83. Mpho says:

    I’m 38 years of age. i missed my period in May, then i tested negative on pregnancy test. I started bleeding from the 10 June until today. I’m having pains around the waist. the pains are different from period pains. I did the scan at the Dr and nothing was found in my womb, ovaries and bladder. What can i do to stop the bleeding. i was given norethisterone 5 and they helped only for 2 days, then it started again.

  84. Carolyn Harris says:

    I am 35 and my periods have been regular for more than 10 years until last month. I did not get a period in june i did get one in july and now im bleeding agian but this time its so heavy im using a tampon every half hour and still leaking on everything. Im not in severe pain but i am pretty uncomfortable on my left side. I had my tubes tied 8 year agoso im pretty sure im not pregnant. My husband wants me to go to the er but i feel like they arent going to do anything and we dnt have insurance so i dnt know what to do.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Carolyn, I’m sorry to hear that. In the short term, ibuprofen may reduce the bleeding, but it sounds like something you should have checked out. Believe it or not, there have been rare cases of pregnancy, usually ectopic, after tubal ligation. Another option might be a ruptured ovarian cyst. Either way, better safe than sorry. Can you see a GP and get an ultrasound and pregnancy test? That might be more economical. Good luck.

  85. Lyzi Schue says:

    I’m 20, I have PCOS and started taking birth control since I was about 16. I had a blood clot two years ago and now no doctor will put me back on it so I’ve been relying on insulin pills. After I started having pain in my side and dark urine I stopped taking the pills and the side affects cleared up. But I’m now on day 70 of my period (my record being 74 days while adjusting to birth control) and I constantly cramp, I use 2 boxes of tampons every month and one box of pads, I feel raw and sore “down there”, and I’m incredibly light headed all the time, sometimes Turing my head in one direction to fast gives me a migraine and I feel like I’m going to faint. The fact that it’s the middle of the summer and heat stroke is already an issue as I’m ironically prone to that as well idk what to do. My doctor gave me a prescription for progesterone pills that I can’t start taking till she sets up a date to have the mirena implanted which can’t happen till I stop bleeding… Which won’t happen till I take the pills… Any tips? Please please help!

  86. Vina says:

    Hi I’m 23 years old and I didn’t get my period for 3-4months. But now this month I got my period but I have had it for about 3.5 weeks now and my period still hasn’t stopped yet.at first it was light pink and brown for like 2weeks and I went to the doctor and he did a Pap test and everything was normal.then ever since that appointment I’ve had more of a flow but yet it still hasn’t stopped and I’m kind of freaking out because I don’t know why it hasn’t stopped yet. Do u have any answers or ideas? I would be greatfull if you did to help.

  87. Vina says:

    Oh and I forgot to add yes I am on birth control

  88. Do you have to use all the herbs at once for the tea..??

  89. jasmine says:

    Hi my name is jasmine im
    20 years old and for the past 4 mont i been getin my prerios for over 25 days every month i have no insurance to cover i been to.the emergency gave me medican there.and that it but its still happening i pass out sometime i feel weak i dont wats wrong wit me idk wat to do im scared

  90. Rachel Ragel says:

    Hy I am mum of 3 yrs boy am 23…I hv a problem with ma bleeding I have been bleeding for 2 weeks now. ..This is the 1st time happening I don’t have any pains or cramps …and the blood is light n drops. ..what can I do to stop the bleeding. .plz help

  91. nomvelo says:

    I have problem for long period and am using the prevent that is put on my left arm for 3 years to prevent pregnant and am total confused why bleeding for long

  92. Bria Durden says:

    Im 20yo i have pcos in the begining of august i had a cycle… days later i had intercoarse after that day i had a very light pink discharge 3 days later i started bleeding and still is to this day been about 2 weeks what is going on… could i be pregnant …. i have no pain but could a cyst have busted…. help please

  93. sheeba says:

    I bled from April 2012 to Jan 2014 ..the periods were heavy, then become slow, then heavy again..in every week there was probably only a day or 2 when i wud just have spotting.. by jan’14 this year they stopped and have become very scarce…my latest period is after 5 months or so with very little bleeding.. what could be the reason for this. tbh i didnt have insurance so i couldnt go to a doc.

  94. Charise says:

    I’m 22, and have been diagnosed with PCOS, always having irregular periods. Since I was 14, I’ve gotten 2-3 a YEAR if I was lucky, but recently (the past year) it’s been acting really weird, I won’t get it for 3 or 4 months, and it will last 2 weeks roughly. But this time is unlike any other time I’ve ever seen it. I’ve had my period for 6 weeks!! The amount of blood fluxgates like crazy! Some days there will be NONE, and 2 hours later, it’s super heavy!! I’ve had pains in my pelvic area, and I’m getting nervous because I think something might be serious wrong. I have no health insurance, so I can’t just go to the doctor, was wondering if anyone else have ever dealt with something like this and what does it mean! I’m afraid😦

  95. Heather mosier says:

    Hi my name is Heather I had my son jan13,2014 at my 6 week check up I got put on the depo shot I’m now on my 4th shot that i got last week an have not stopped bleedin since I had my son Brysin I’ve talked to my doctor about this an she keeps telling me it’s normal that some people bleed till there 3-4th shot I’ve now been bleedin for 8 months with no stopping an I’m getting worried my doctor keeps telling me it’s normal I’ve also been to the hospital to find out what’s wrong and they don’t have any answers they just tell me it’s caused from the depo this is not my first time on this shot my body didn’t do this after I had my son 5 yrs ago I stopped bleedin after my first shot them but this time I’m on my 4th shot an have been bleedin for 8 months now please help me out an help me find away to stop this bleedin thanks heather….

  96. pradeep says:

    My wife is 21 years old.she doesn’t have period form 2month what is the promblem¿?

  97. Lu Lu says:

    Advice I got from Dr. was to get a IUD but I didn’t want that cause if I wanted to try to have kids again I would have to remove it…I am on progesterone only birth control pill and that hasn’t stopped my period and its been 1.5 months now since being on the pill …. I was told that if it didn’t work she would increase the pill but I dont want to develop blood clots or anything weird…. A reminder to all of you is to take iron pills or liquid iron due to bleeding… my iron and blood count is very low and one step away from getting a blood transfusion…my iron is a 9 and blood count is 89…the only other thing I can think of Is getting a hysterectomy done and chances of ever having a kid will be zero…this has been going on for a few years of no period for months then having it for months …and there is no signs of stopping anytime soon…good luck ladies and take care..

  98. shyanne says:

    I’ve taken the depo shot so I would not have my period yet.. I’ve had it for almost 2 months and I was wondering if anyone knew how to stop it

  99. Lily says:

    I am 17 on birth control and I’ve had normal period my whole life now its Been almost 3 weeks and I dont know what to do

  100. Roni says:

    Hello,

    I’m 23 and recently decided to stop taking birth control. I missed 4 days of the pill and my period came and now it won’t stop. It’s been 8 days and the flow is moderate with horrible cramps. At first the blood was brown/black with clumps and now its straight red with a little clotting. How much longer do I have to put up with this as I’ve never experience this as I have a very normal period. I have been on the pill for about 3 months.

  101. Tori Coolum says:

    I am 26 and I have had my period for 4 and a half months. I have been to the doctors and they ran tests saying that I am fine. They even put me on Progesterone and it has not stopped… I am getting beyond the point of tired of this and I don’t see a end in sight. I came on here the other day and even tried the tea… nothing works for me. I have called my doctor back and he says to just give the medicine more time to work. That is easy for him to say he is not the one that has to run to the restroom ever few minutes, or stand to cough or sneeze. or to be in constant pain and feel like you are going to pass out…. I need help… Not sure what more I can do. And I know that I can’t handle any more of this.

    • Wolf Hogen says:

      500mg extended release Metformin 1x day
      Norinyl 1+35 5,4,3,2,1 skip week for start next pack
      Iron 2 pills daily
      Calcium, B12, Potassium if needed

      Tori write it down and give it to the doctor. It worked for me and I bled out for nearly 3 years with PCOS. I completely understand what you are going through, the pain, the embarassment, and hopelessness. The doctors don’t always have the answers and I know mine didn’t either. My doctor is an awesome lady and even she was at a loss because this didn’t match up right. But we sat down and I ran a theory by her which made perfect sense as to what is going on. We played Dr House on Christmas Eve 2014. The idea here is to give your doctor a direction to go so you can get the help you need.

      As for why you are bleeding. It’s rather simple really. You’ll need a blood insulin test done, but I suspect your insulin is very high. Very high insulin causes the ovaries to produce a very high amount of androgen. Androgen is converted to estrogen and when there’s a high amount of estrogen the body has prolonged periods of not menstruating. Except when there’s very high androgen the body can’t convert it all to estrogen. So you end up with free floating androgen. This causes the body to think the estrogen/progesterone is low. When those hormones are low the body menstruates. In this case it just doesn’t stop because insulin is being produced at a high rate which is causing more androgen to be produced. The clots are the developing lining estrogen produces being prematurely passed. That’s why it’s so painful. This is why it’s extremely important to get your insulin under control and fast. It’s why the first thing I put is that list of medication and how to take them. My doctor and I came up with this and we tried it knowing it may not work. I can’t say it’ll work for you or anyone else. But if this gives the doctor a direction to go in for you and it helps then that’s what matters the most.

      My PCOS Info, this is being posted to help others out there with this problem. After nearly 3 years of prolonged extremely heavy bleeding, pain, and becoming severely anemic I am now undergoing surgery. I hope these women suffering the same are able to get the help sooner and have relief. Even the opportunity to have children. I also hope that this will help you grow as a site and give you the ability to help many more women with PCOS.

      God’s Speed everyone and if you have questions about my theory feel free to ask. Otherwise I wish all of you find relief.

  102. Sofia says:

    Hi am 24 and about 4 months ago a had a miscarriage of 17 weeks… at the age of 18 I was diagnosed with PCOS. I had trouble getting pregnant… so my doctor recommend to take metformin and that’s how I got pregnant but since I lost my baby I been getting my period every month but I get them for 10-12 days first spotting then normal now am really concerned about this one I had my period on Oct 13-29 I rested for 5 days then on Nov 4 I got it again and until this point It hasn’t stopped I already went to the doctor he check me and said I was fine that am just irregular and to just start on metformin again if I want to get pregnant again but since the visit I been getting alot of cramps and pain in my uterus I dnt know if its because of so many days of bleeding. Please help me on what to take or if I should go back to the doctor?

  103. prescilla says:

    I went to periods for more than seven days last month, thn I went to the government clinic I requested for any medication that will help prevent the problem again, they gave me famynor tablets, red and white ones, and said i must take one tablet every day when I start bleeding but i shouldn’t take the red one, i did but now the problem is worse, and when I search on internet they say those tablets are birth control pills, and they can cause longer periods than normal.

  104. Fatima Abdelmagid says:

    Hi! I’m 21 years old and I’ve been having heavy blood flow for about 3 weeks now. This happened once before and caused me to be anemic. I feel really weak and dizzy these days because of the blood loss. I’m not sexually active and was never pregnant. My periods have never been regular and before I got this period I haven’t had it for like 4 months. So is this normal? Or should I go to the hospital?

  105. thandeka says:

    I have been bleeding for 4months nw bt nt lyk heavy sumtyms I jst get drop wat cn I do

  106. Elleen says:

    Hi,
    I am 14 this year going on 15 next. My period usually starts on 31but it has not come for two months already. But this month it finally came but its not stopping and its continuing for almost 15 days. What should I do ?

  107. ZANELE MQOSHE says:

    I have been on ma periods for 2weeks and idk how to stop it plz help me.

  108. Nimesha says:

    Hi, I am 24 years old and I have my period for 14 days. Last 3 months I didn’t have my periods. My periods was not in a normal cycle. Sometimes it gets more than 3 months. September last year I got the same way of 14 days bleeding. I met a doctor and he gave me some medicines and vitamins and a scan for fibroids. I got that medicines and my periods was stopped. Scan report was also normal. Doctor said to me don’t get too much medicine included hormones, because my hormone volume is too low and not gaining as much. Then my periods come normal for 4 months and it stopped again.
    Now I am in the same situation. My period started before 14 days and it was not stopped yet. I haven’t ingredients for made a herbal tea and I won’t meet a doctor again. Past 5 year I met many doctors to get help for my abnormal periods and I fed up with it. Please give me a solution. Thank you.

    • Nimesha says:

      Please answer my question. Because I have 20 days period in this time. I need a solution for that. Please plz plz plz plz answer this

  109. quan says:

    Im 21 and my period will not go off.I took iron pills vitamin c pills and that don’t still wont work but it make it lighter but I want it to go off all the way off but I need some facts on what to do I know go to doctor but dont have insurance

  110. I had a miscarriage last month and had a few weeks of bleeding then had my normal period on tine but still bleeding 15 days later could this still be from my miscarriage or something else I’m so scared please help me

  111. Dayo says:

    Hi, am Dayo and 21 years old, I have had series of months without my period. I went to my doctor he gave me some injections but afterwards my period was still not regular, after some months I went back and he did IUD treatment for me. A month after I saw my period but d following month I started d period but wouldn’t stop, I went back to him, he removed the IUD but I still haven’t stopped bleeding with heavy clot, its 3wks now. what can I do?

  112. Dayo says:

    Hi, am 21 years old and have had series of month with seeing my period, o went to my doctor who gave me some injections which after that I still have missing period for months. I went back to him again and he did IUD for me, I saw my period the first month after d IUD but now which is d second month, my period started but refuse to stop, I went to him and he had d IUD remove but still the blood with heavy clot hasn’t stopped. its almost 3 weeks now but the flow is light, what can I do?

  113. Dayo says:

    Hi, am Dayo and 21 years old, I have had series of months without my period. I went to my doctor he gave me some injections but afterwards my period was still not regular, after some months I went back and he did IUD treatment for me. A month after I saw my period but d following month I started d period but wouldn’t stop, I went back to him, he removed the IUD but It still hasn’t stopped bleeding with heavy clot, its 3wks now. what can I do?

    • Wolf Hogen says:

      I hope by now you went and seen a doctor. There are many conditions that can cause that very thing, but the main course of treatment is the same. Please ask to be checked for PCOS and have insulin testing done. It can be either PCOS or insulin resistance. Another thing is to ask if you can start treatment to see if it helps. That’s what I did after 3 years straight of extremely heavy bleeding with clots reaching the size of raquet balls. Very painful to pass. I just went off my pain meds this past month.

  114. jabulile says:

    im 21 my periods started on 2 jan n im still on my periods now n i use to feel pain i dnt knw y i evn try to drink pills(oralcon) bt whn i drink dose pill i fill like vormitng

  115. ali says:

    I’m 25years old.im having three kids.after delievery of my third baby i was having menses for three months but it stops.wen my baby was about to 4mnths i get family planning injection in 13th November 2014.i start having menses on 12th January 2015 n still having it till today and just coz of that I’m feeling bad headache n feeling dizzy.pleez tel me wat to do.i had to look after three kids

  116. vedika says:

    I am going to be 19 had sex 3 months back and took an i-pill for safety as the condom tore . Now I am having my periods from 3 weeks . Loosing lots of blood .
    Is there a remedy or a suggestion ?

  117. aaj says:

    Hello. I had my cycle for 6 days on January 4-10th,2015. It came back down on January 25th and it hasn’t stopped. I didn’t have my cycle from October to December of last year. Is my cycle trying to catch up or is it something bigger? I think it’s my hormones.

  118. everlyne says:

    hi, im 15 and my period has been on for some months now. this is something that runs through my family. wen it happened to my sister she fell out during school. is this something that might through my family or do u think this is serious.

  119. Ruzina says:

    I have had my period for more than one month now non stop, the doctor has given me tranexamic acid I have taken it normally as it is stated in the prescription however, it hasn’t helped at all, what should I do? Do I go hospital?

  120. Brooklee says:

    I am 16. I started birth control in the month of September 2014. ( my first shot ) and have been on my period since I got that shot. went and got my next dose of birth control in December. ( was still on my period at that shot. ) I have no idea what to do. nobody else seems to be concerned except for me? I’m losing a ton of blood and I feel so weak and drained. I’ve consulted doctors about it even my gynecologist. so I have been on my period nonstop for 5 months now. I chose to switch to the pills hoping if I skip the green ones, it’ll go away. But I doubt it will. how else can I stop this? it’s getting expensive with buying tampons and ruining all my underwear just to have to buy new ones. I’m getting so frustrated, please help.

  121. kemisola says:

    Hi,am 23yrs of age..i had sex on tuesday n my partner noticed a trace of blood…at first i thought it was a tear and since dat day…i hav been having a slight bleeding..its been 8days today and i get to feel a stomach ache wen a clot lyk blood wants to come down and its slippery in touch. Am really scared cos i dnt knw wats happening and normally,my period for dis month suppose to b dis week…pls i need help

  122. keamogetswe says:

    hi am 21 years old and i just inserted an IUD about a month ago ,i have been in my periods since 6 days ago which has never happened before i had the loop inserted, am also experiencing some serious period pains and cramping, am bloated most of the times and i feel horrible.is there anything you can recommend for me to stop the prolonged periods and the cramps

  123. Britney Smith says:

    I’ve been bleeding light to heavy to light ahain and now staying heavy with blood clots every 10-30 minutes the size of a pepsi can is round. I haven’t had a period for about 4-5 months and I started 34 days ago and have been going for the past 34 days I’m 19 going to be 20 this year and I had to find another primary doctor having problems setting up the first appointment and my stupid OBGYN won’t see me until I vist my primary and get a referal. I feel as though I don’t have time for that. I’ve been trying to set up an appointment with the primary for a week and they haven’t called me back and my dad refuses to let me go to the hospital seeing as it cost 50 dollars in which we don’t have. I have no job and no money. And I dont know what to do anymore. Please help me.

  124. laisa says:

    This is my 12th day with my period is weird I have never had a period this long can someone tell me what could I do to stop my period

  125. Jisel says:

    IAM 19 years old i got my period at age 15 it was noral at firt than i got the depo shot and was on it for 9 months and didnt get period thos nine months after i stopped getting the shot ive had and had ve been getting normal periods and periods that last a month . I got my period 4/1/15 and its 4/19/15 and it wont stop! Its a really heavy period and really bad cramps to the point that makes me cry , idnt know what to do ive been on birth control pills to regulate my period and has been helpng at all! Im tierd of it any advice?

  126. Diana says:

    Okay, so I’m only 12 and my period has been going on for 9 days straight and today I thought it finished but it came back and now it’s gone again…

  127. R.KHATUN says:

    My period has stop for two months. Now I can’t think that what I should do for this. So pls reply me with solution.

  128. lakshmi says:

    I am 20, going on 21 years old. My period started like usual 20 days. It hasnt stopped!! I have had my period for over Month now and I do not know what to do!!
    I don’t have that herb tea ingredients, I need more suggestions!

  129. lakshmi says:

    I am 20, going on 21 years old. My period started like usual 20 days. It hasnt stopped!! I have had my period for over Month now and I do not know what to do!!
    I don’t have that herb tea ingredients, I need more suggestions!
    Reply to reduce bleeding i drunk Coriander seed water is it completly stop my mensurations cycle

  130. Sophie says:

    Hi. I’m 13 I had my period three weeks and ago and I would go through a super tampon in 1 hr. It went all the way through one time got all over my pants and everybody saw. My period is still happening and about in 2 days I am sapposed to get my next period. I am so tired. I feel like I have lost so much blood what should I do ?

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Sophie,

      The best thing to do is to go and see your doctor. It is not good to bleed so heavily and for so long. Your body will not be able to replenish your red blood cells quickly enough which is why you are feelung tured. Your doctor may give you some hormone pills to calm everything down for a little while. When your periods are just getting established, sometimes they can start off too heavy or too light, but usually they become more normal as your body gets used to the hormonal cycle.

      Good luck!

      Anne

      • elkaye says:

        Hi Anne! Its Elkaye. 23yo. May 18-19 im taking a pills for abortion. My heavy bleeding stop with in 10days when its stop theres some blood like a brown after the bleeding (small amount brown bleed non stop)… until june 12 i think its my regular period still not stop (june21) its been took long. But i dont have any pain. During that day (june12-til now) sometimes i have a bleed small amount sometimes not.Please help me any suggestion will help me. Nextweek, i go to doctor.

    • Wolf Hogen says:

      Go see a doctor and if you’re in pain with this you need to mention that. Many times birth control will help regulate a period and even out your hormones. The doctor may also have you take iron supplements to help prevent anemia and your body recover. In the mean time here’s a few things you should make a habit of now.

      1. Watch your caffeine intake and avoid it when on your period.

      2. Eat healthy. Fruits and veggies make great snacks.

      3. Exercise. Even walking when on your period will help.

      Wish you the best Sophie.

  131. nandani rastogi says:

    I am of 16 year complete I missed my periods from jan-march so i just called my family doctor he preffered me a tonic named cycloset and after trying it my periods started again I thought now its normal and then its being 12 may it hasent stoped yet and it is very heavy I have to change my pad in just 1 hour its being ridiculous I can’t handle it I am fed up with it…what should I do for this….it what must be the reason behind it please help….
    Thank you…..

  132. nandani rastogi says:

    I am of 16 year complete I missed my periods from jan-march so i just called my family doctor he preffered me a tonic named cycloset and after trying it my periods started again on 5-6 April I thought now its normal and then its being 12 may it hasent stoped yet and it is very heavy I have to change my pad in just 1 hour its being ridiculous I can’t handle it I am fed up with it…what should I do for this….or what must be the reason behind it please help….
    Thank you…..

  133. Saphire says:

    Hi I’m 24 yrs old. I’ve been dealing with periods that last for months since I’ve veen 17. I’ve landed in the hospital once n got a blood transfusion. I’m so exhausted I have tried the depo shot n it worked wonders. But I’ve stopp due an insurance mix up. Now I’ve have my period since the week of Easter. Is there anything else I can do naturaly so I can control it. Any advise

  134. Lisa says:

    I’m 53 and had been taking Minastrin (loestrin 24 previously) for several years (7-8) to stop having periods. My doctor recommended I try going off of it as I may be in menopause. After about two months, my period started again. At first it was just a little spotting for a few days, then more of a typical period, so I went back on the Minastrin. It hasn’t helped as my period has continued to fluctuate between spotting and a normal period flow for what is now 3 and a half weeks. Do I stop taking it or continue?

  135. Mikz says:

    i am 21 been taking a contraceptive pill for 8 days now same length as my period. but my period never exceed five days before and i am a bit worried as to why this is so

  136. Sai says:

    Hi, This is sai,

    I don’t know how to explain my problem. I’m 25 yr old(virgin). My problem started in Oct 2012. I dint get my periods on time. It postponed a week or two, sometimes a month or two also. I was quite worried about my situation. I came to know about Yoga – which is very helpful for irregular periods and started it. By feb 2013, my periods became regular. The whole year i got 11 cycles. The very next yr also fine. Then this year, 2015 April, I got 2 cycles and both lasted for 3 days.

    First cycle in April was on 5th (which is 1 week before my cycle)
    second cycle was on 28th
    then in May again i got cycle on 7th (and till today i am on my period)

    I need to mention some important things about me.
    1. I dint get any pain or discomfort in my periods (not even a single time in my life)
    2. I stopped Yoga and Gym these days.
    3. I am over weighted (height – 5ft, weight – 155 lbs )
    4. Since 11 May, (ie after my cycle on 7th May) i dint need any sanitary pads. There is NO leak at all. But I just see only when i go to loo.

    • Hannah Blessing says:

      Sometimes women who do athletics miss their periods. This can be normal for them, but let your doctor know, because you may need a calcium supplement. Women who don’t menstruate have increased calcium needs. It is okay to get two periods in the same month, because the norm is that women get a period every three weeks. Even though it’s called our “monthly,” it’s not. That’s good that you don’t feel pain during your periods! That has to do with a good diet, and from being physically active. Good for you! Keep up the good work, Sai! I would suggest that you continue to write down things about your periods and that you find a good OB/GYN to discuss this stuff with. It can be hard, but they’re the experts!
      P.S. It’s okay to workout while you’re on your period. It can help with your symptoms even. I used to just sit around on my period too, but I’ve learned to work out because it lessons my pain. It increases serotonin, which does wonders for your mood. And it eases your muscle cramps by giving the muscles something productive to do, focusing their energy. I would suggest something calming if you want to ease into exercising on your period, like walking, even if it’s just in place while watching a little TV or Netflix. And once you are used to it, you should be able to do anything!

    • sai says:

      pls reply me anyone..

  137. sam says:

    Sam, Im 18 yrs old. My periods are not stopping for example its has been a month first 2 weeks I had a heavy bleeding then day by day ny bleeding was reduced. Now, from the third week till now my bleeding is very very less and it has been a month an it has not stopped yet. Kindly please help me I’m really very much uncomfortable with this.

  138. roshni says:

    My period is not stopping usually it stops on 5 6 day but now it is 10 day and im still bleeding what to do any suggestions

  139. Karthika says:

    Hi, I also have irregular periods, recently I got my regular periods in January and was very normal , later I got my period in April with very less bleeding, after that I got in May and I am still bleeding, in May for 3 weeks it was just spotting and from 4th week till now, it is normal to heavy, I went to doctor and I got all tests done, harmone tests, blood picture, ultrasound scan and pap smear and all results were normal and I had no problems found, my doctor said me that my periods will be there for few more days and should be ok. It’s been 2 weeks after I last seen my doctor, but my bleeding didn’t stop. I am little worried. Can anyone suggest.

  140. Liezl says:

    Ek menstrueer die afgelope 5weke aanmekaar…Ek het Morvax gekry om dit te stop maar dit help my glad nie…Asb ek is al raadop,my kop is al so seer en dronk…ek is 40jaar oud…Ek was 15jr trug gebind om nie meer kinders te kan kry nie…

  141. Ashley says:

    I’m 26 my period has been going on for 18days it doesn’t seem to be stopping .can you give me some other tip to help stop the flow already.

  142. Sarah says:

    Hey ! My periods started on 15 June and still going. The first 7 days,it was just small spotting and in next 7 days the flow was very light , almost equal to nothing and still its the same. I’m worried since its not stopping. Im having some stress issues and unbalanced diet. I know these r the causes but I want an immediate solution. I have a Doctors family but still I’m scared of telling this to them. Is there any way I can solve the problem myself.

  143. busi says:

    his I have a problem with bleeding.it all started when I took family planning pills it went on two months I decided to go to the clinic and they gave me depo thinking that it will stop but it never its 6 months now .what must I do

  144. madhuri says:

    hai am madhuri. i have been diagnosed for pcos recently. my problem is, am menstruationg continuosly from one month. it is not at all stopping. am taking homeopathy treatment still it is not getting stopped. we are planning for children soon. now, what should i do?

  145. Britt says:

    I had my period but has not yet stopped. Its been 13 days now. I bleed duurng the morning and towards the end of the day no bleeding or spotting at all. Then early in the morning bleeding with some clots. I talked to my dr and ahe said to wait to see how things turn out in a month. I dont know what to do?

  146. theresa wright says:

    Ive been on depo vera for 2months.first started having light periods lasting18 weeks but my last dose my period has lasted almost 5 weeks and i have been on it since june 7th of last month note that my periods are not heavy. What can i do to stop the bleeding.

  147. Charlotte says:

    Hi, I had the implant inserted at the end of April but had it taken out at the end of June due to mood swings and really drawn out bleeding. I was prescribed the progesterone only pill (mini pill) a week before the implant was taken out (been taking it for 3 weeks now) and was told that my period should stop, or at least slow down significantly, soon after the implant removal. It’s been 2 weeks since and I still have my period (total of 6 1/2 weeks now) which has gotten heavier. Is there anything you can recommend? I’m feeling so drained and fed up from it now😦

  148. Nilu Rana says:

    I had sex during period time. Now period time is over but blood flow continue. Please tell me but is problem

  149. Suzzy says:

    Hello so im 25 years old ,last year i had my period for a whole year. I went to the doctor to get on birth control i got the shot n right after 3 days later received my period so heavy i always had to leave work. Ever since then it was for 4 months none stop bleeding .i went back to the doctor for my next shot. But i mentioned it hasn’t stop bleeding. Soi got off n didnt want to take the shot. Though the yr it would nt go away.. This yr for 3 months it finally did. My period was regular .but then after the last moths period it hasn’t gone away.. Im only 25 i dnt know wat. To do anymore. Can u help me ??

  150. Sarah says:

    I’ve had periods for about two weeks and two days…and it just won’t stop! It’s not heavy or anything. Rather, it’s really light. I’ve been experiencing periods this long for around two months now. I don’t eat well or sleep at a regular time. I don’t do any exercise at all. I don’t get any cramps, or headaches, or any side effects rather than just prolonged light bleeding.

    At first, I thought this was because of my erratic and sudden change in schedules related to eating and sleeping. But now I’m beginning to get worried.

    Is this just a side effect of an unhealthy lifestyle or is it something more serious?

  151. sara says:

    hi i m 7years old i got my period on 05th august but still it is bleeding heavily but no clots and no pain what will be the reason and what is the solution for this?

  152. sara says:

    sorry it was 27 years old….

  153. Orla says:

    I’m 15 years old and I’ve had my period for around 2 years. For as long as I can remember I have always had VERY long periods with the shortest period lasting 10 days. My period only ever stops for 5 or 6 days an then I get it again usually for up to 30 days but this month the bleeding has not stopped. I talked to my friend who told me she has her
    Period all month too but sometimes it is so light she doesn’t need to use any menstruation products ( but I need to use them every day due to heavy bleeding and blood clots which are usually a centimetre in width ) after hearing that my friends period was similar I thought mine was normal but I don’t think it is anymore, could this be just a hormone imbalance? Would birth control help? How can I explain it to a doctor and how do I tell my stepmother?

    • Hannah Blessing says:

      It sounds like you and your friend both have iron-deficiency anemia. Please ask your doctor to have the iron level in your blood checked right away! Just tell them exactly what you told us here, and it helps to write it out first, so that you remember. One way to tell your stepmother would be to bring her along to the doctor with you. That way, you can tell them both at the same time. Or you can have a talk with her once you have written out the info you are bringing with you to the doctor, you can use that piece of paper in case you are too nervous to remember things. She will be glad that you confided in her!

  154. Natalia Singh says:

    hi, I have PCOS, gained weight as well. have been trying for a baby for more than a year but no luck. missed my period for two months with excessive bloating which is fine now.got spotting for few days and stopped and later had my period which would be normal for day three but its been going on for the last three weeks and doesn’t indicate that it will stop. any advise?

    • Hannah Blessing says:

      You may need iron supplementation. Check with your doctor to have the iron levels in your blood tested. This is more common than most women are aware of, but it is easily correctable. If you lack iron, your body can’t make enough hemoglobin, which helps your blood to clot. If it can’t clot well, your periods cannot stop. But you can take iron supplements! And when you do, be sure and also take Vitamin C, because it helps it to be absorbed better. Also, take it one hour before a meal, or two hours after for maximum absorbancy. Drinking 8 oz of vegetable or fruit juice with your iron is good, for delivering the Vitamin C. Iron-deficiency anemia can also cause weight gain, because it makes your metabolism super slow. Hemoglobin helps make red blood cells, which is how your body brings oxygen to all of your body. And without that, it’s complicated, but it messes up your cardio-vascular system enough to ruin your metabolism. Please have your iron levels checked! Plus, any time you are on your period you should take at least one iron supplement a day. The doctor will probably want you to take more, until you are past the anemia stage.

  155. Natalia Singh says:

    hi,

    thank you so much. infact I am low in iron, infact very low in iron. your amazing. much appreciated.

  156. karii says:

    Hi, im 27 yrs old, i dont have kids ive. ive had my period for over a month now. i don’t know why, i used to regular. i was quite obese but ive lost 20lbs last month. since ive started dieting. this has become an issue. i usually get blood clots only when i clean myself. but during the day im just spotting. the color varies from brown to red (colorful red) i’m kinda tired of having my period. going to the doctor is quite expensive. i hope you all could help o give me any opinions or suggestions on what to do.

  157. kebba says:

    thanks for all this information and would like to follow us more information about herbal cure

  158. Zama says:

    Hi
    I have a problem with my periods, in February this year I had an abortion and after it I took the contraceptive injection for the first time. I did not go back after 3 months as I was not in a relationship or even sexually active.
    My period only came in July the 12th until now and it’s very lite than usual, I’m not experiencing any period pains like before.
    Is the something I should take to stop this bleeding or is it something to worry about? ? Please help

  159. Ashley says:

    I am 27, and have PSOS. I have had a surgery about 2 yrs ago to clear my tubes. After the surgery, the doc told me both tubes are clogged, no good. I have developed major stress and anxiety due to not being able to have a child naturally. My menstrual has straightened out since I have been on birth control, but recently I have been bleeding for over a month, it’s very painful, and makes me feel very weak at times throughout the day. It has not clotted or anything, just extremely heavy. And due to stress because of this problem, I have also had blood in my stool when I stress real bad now, and that has been going on for over a yr. I have went to the hospital, the dr, had a cat scan, and nothing. They just tell me it’s colitis, but I know my body, and I know it is something else. Whenever I tell the dr about it, they think I’m crazy and try to send me to a psychologist instead of actually sending me to a specialist like I need. I’ve tried to switch to a different dr, and still no luck.. I’m running out of options, and the problem gets worse over time, which makes me feel like I am running out of time.

  160. Heather says:

    Is there anyone who has any idea how to stop a period that has lasted 18 days and with out using birth control to stop it and answers would help

  161. Aijae says:

    Im 18 years old. I first got my period when I was 13 years old. Its been pretty regular for a while. Comes every 28 days and last 6 days long. But my last period came a week early and Ive been bleeding for over 9 days. Im going to visit my doctor soon but is there anything I can do to stop the bleeding besides the herbs and ibuprofen?

  162. Rows says:

    I am 28 had irregula period but last time I did not see almost 4 monts. I went to a Dr, and gave me pills that do not looklike the pills I use to see. now my period is going on tree weeks heavily and I have cramp

  163. Debra says:

    I’m 52y/o and have never in my life had a problem with my cycle. I have a ruptured disk in my back and had my first steroid injection in my back on September 8,2015, my cycle was due to come on the 11th September but however my cycle was and didn’t come until September 22,2015, well I had my 2nd injection on September 24, 2015 and my cyclehas not stopped yet. What do you suggest? I have an appointment with my primary care physician on 10/7/15 and I’m scheduled for my 3rd injection on 10/8/15 butI plan to cancel it because I feel that my prolonged cycle is due to the steroid injections I had.

  164. Butter says:

    Hi I had a miscarriage in august I’m having my first period after my carriage since 23 of September I’m bleeding tomorrow makes it 14 days is this normal

  165. abia says:

    I am 15 years old am worried about my periods.in a month I might go twice either I go for 3 weeks is it dangerous or

  166. Avery says:

    Hi, I’m 24 and have had a roller coaster with hospitals and doctors. I have never had a normal period before, but almost 2 years ago, everything changed from bad to worse. I’ve had my period since September 24th 2014 to present time. Every single day. I went on birth control last month for the first time and it didn’t change a thing. I have low abdominal pain every single day and my back and feet hurt more each day that just moving out of bed hurts. Doctors diagnosed me with pcos and told me to go on birth control. That didn’t help. They said I went from having one cyst last year to about 7 now. No recommendation was given to me. I don’t know what to do anymore, can anyone give me feedback?

  167. Thanya says:

    I attend my period at last September 9th but up to today also I have menstrual bleeding…iI will check with dr they told don’t worry its just a hormone changes and give duphastone t.d.s am using last 15 days but no use. Now what can I do to stop bleeding……

  168. Ruth says:

    My menstruation is not a heavy flow,is it the effect of changing place? Before in my country I only have 3 days of menstruation, then I came here it was all started like this…

    Please, please help me..

  169. Queen says:

    Hi i am a lady of 23 .i have been breeding since November last year till today but it’s not a heavily breeding , i went to the clinic but they just give me the pill for contraceptive. But i remembered that it just started when i saw my boyfriend importing another girl while i was still in town but now we broke up and I’m really tired of it please help me eventhore in planning to go vist a doctor tomorrow.

  170. ayesha says:

    My mother is 46 years old and she has been having periods for almost 15 days with light bleeding. . I wanted to ask that wether it’s related with the menopause or there something to worry about???

  171. Sophie says:

    My period started off very very light like you was ending then it starting getting slowly heavier since the Thursday 2 weeks ago and I have been on my period since then it is now my 14th day on it and all I want is too end also I am 20 years old and before that I got my flu jab could that be missing up my period as I am normally on for a week but this time I am not and I just want to end

  172. Hannah says:

    Hii.. Im 20, and this is the second time in facing this abnormal periods .. Its almost 20 days now and its not bleeding heavily but liquid . What should i do? Its not causing me any trouble

  173. Ravleen kaur says:

    I have PCOS problem. I have got periods on 30th Sept and till today, i.e 21st October its on. I am feeling really low and weak. Please advice good medicine or home remedy preferably.

  174. Evashnee Govender says:

    I have my period for almost two months but it is not very heavy. Its light to dark at times a little bit of clotting. What can be the cause. The doctors say I had a miscarriage.

  175. Wendy says:

    I am 30 years old and never had a regular period stopped taking north control becaus to trade me feel so sick I usually have about one or two periods a year and there always light I started my period this time and have been bleeding for two weeks pretty heavy I haven’t had a exam in about two years and wondering if I should go see on gun or wait it.out to see if period stops

  176. Laura says:

    I’ve been bleeding none stop for almost 3 years now I loose clots the size of my fist. I have to have blood transfusions and wear nappies because my flow is that heavy. I wanted a baby a family…. Those dreams are shattered now all I want is the bleeding to stop, for my head to stop pulsing and spinning with every slight movement. I just want to stop bleeding and to stop sleeping my life away

  177. Sibonei Arredondo says:

    I been having my period for 16 days now. I’ve had irregular periods, I once got it two times in a month, missed a month, and I always get it on different dates. But I’m more worried about this one because it’s been over two weeks and it’s still heavy. I’m not having any cramps at all whatsoever. I’m really scared and confused

  178. smriti says:

    hi im 21 yrs old i m having the problem of pcod i m taking ayurvedic medicine for that.I used to get my periods after every two months but after taking Ayurvedic medicines im getting my periods every month but from last two months the bleeding is not stopping on time it lasts for 1 month for that also my doctor prescribed me PAUSE MF tablets. Last month i took it n it stopped within three days but this month its not stopping even after taking that pause mf tablets. I got my periods on 13th of nov n still its there.And pure i mean only blood is flowing without clots. plzz help me im really in tensions.

  179. Kiran says:

    Hi i start my period last month 10 nov still going on its going for last couple month stop for two three days i dont know what to do…

  180. Thanushree.m says:

    Hi it’s been my 9 th day and my bleeding has not stop

  181. Thanushree.m says:

    Hi it’s been my 8th day and my bleeding has not stop

  182. Nompumelelo says:

    hi my problem is it’s been 13 days on menstruation but it doesn’t stop its none stop and I’m using injection depo……what can I do to help my self eish I’m stressed

  183. Remya says:

    Hi…I m 23 yr old…and I suffering from prolonged menstrual bleeding from my menarche onwards that is from my 14th age….ultra sound scan shows pcos….my doctor gave me combined ocp to subside the bleeding…so each month I m taking pills to stop bleeding….now its been 9years I am using combined ocps…last month my doctor push me to progesterone tablets… I m scared of all these pills bcoz of their side effects…but without this pills my bleeding won’t stop..about 30 days it bleeds continuously…I have a previous history of splenectomy 12 yr back..is this history have any correlation with menstrual problems?? How long can I use this pills? …plz give a suitable reply

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Remya, there is no known or likely correlation between splenectomy and pcos or menstrual problems. There are many pcos treatments more effective and suitable for most women than ocps. Ocps do not address the underlying cause of pcos (insulin resistance) , in fact they make it worse, whilst covering up the progression.

  184. Shelly Rhodes says:

    I just turned 35 and I have always had this problem. I have always thought my gut was connected to my female because both are messed up. From 16 to 25, I was treated as if I was exaggerating but put on birth control to make me happy and ease symptoms and told I had IBS from my primary. Over the course of the years, I’ve been to 7 gynos. Only the 5th one, labeled me with PCOS and Endometriosis. In my early 20’s, my cycles were sporadic and every other month but super heavy when they came. The pill (birth control) helped for awhile but then my body started rejecting it and I kept bleeding for weeks after it was suppose to stop. I got off birth control and it stopped for a bit but then I was left without anything stabilizing me. It leveled off for a bit and then went crazy again. About 6 yrs ago, I bled for 4 months straight trying to work a physical job. It made me physically and emotionally a mess. It took 5 different types of birth controls to stop it. I stayed on that for a few years and then my gall bladder scarred up and had to remove it and had a laproscopy of my female parts during the same surgery. I had a small spot of endometriosis. Then my body got worse. I was diagnosed with Celiac and Gastroparesis after 2 gastros (they were not very willing to find the cause of my swelling when I told them I had female problems), I truly believe they are connected by I haven’t been able to find a doctor that wants to really decipher these things. I have spent thousands of dollars, haven’t been able to work in 2 1/2 yrs, going on my 3rd month of bleeding again (it will stop for a few days and return). Insurance is at it’s worse and I have a husband and step son. We live in a duplex because of the financial strain my health has put us through. At the end of all this, I have not had much of a chance to conceive. I pray and try to leave it in Gods hands, but it gets very difficult to live a normal life.

  185. Ashley says:

    In 14 going on to 15 i got my period in September 2015 and i haven’t missed any. My periods usually last 7 days but for the month of December ive been bleeding for 11 days already it was normal for the first few days and then it stopped and later in the day it would start again. It this normal?

  186. nadine says:

    Good morning ,my name is Nadine I’ve been bleeding since last year and did a papsmear and tests but the nurses couldn’t tell me why I’m bleeding so much sumtimes its for a whole month and other months it’s for 2to 3 week non stop I really need help please

  187. Manisha says:

    M getting periods frm last two weeks n its very light flow n m fed up frm this..what should i do ?? How to stop dis??

  188. Lysandra says:

    I went to my doctors last year to figure out why I am not getting pregant and they prescribed me some medication… Since then I have been on my period 5 months straight with maybe 3 day break then back on again. Just recently it’s been getting worse… More cramping and more bleeding… I don’t know what to do. (i’m 22)

  189. Jenn says:

    I am 37, I had my tubes tied 11 years ago. My normal cycle was 3 days at the most with 1 heavy day. Recently, past 3 months, I am constantly on my period. I went to my doctor, he ran blood work and I had an ultra sound. Everything came back normal. He did order Errin, a progesterone pill. I would have been 2 full packs in but I have not stopped bleeding. I’m so emotionally drained. I stopped taking it 5 days ago and still no change.
    If anyone has any advice….I am not a candidate for a hysterectomy.

  190. vidya says:

    I am 29, usually my periods last for 5 -6 days , but this month is over 15 days now it is still going. I consulted a doctor and am having Vitamin c and other medicines but there is no chance . It is the same at it was . Please tell me what to do . I am feeling very tired and restless every day .

  191. mimi brown says:

    I be have my period for almost 4 month and it dont stop..can something be wrong with me..and i been want get ” pregnant but i cant..”

  192. bj says:

    HI I Havent had my periods normally but when they started this month they havent stopped for over three weeks and i dont have the herbs ingredients tell me some other way other than going to the doctor plzzzz help.

  193. Make says:

    I am 24 years old .I moved to Africa. Since I came my periods isn’t regular. I bleed for 2 months. I weant to hospital. My doctor says I have anemia. He was give me irons and vitamins c .but didn’t stop still. I took ibuprofen 3 times a day. When I took it’s stop temporary. I don’t know what I can do .please I need advice. Thank you

  194. Anny says:

    I am 46 years older woman my priod don’t stop.

    Anny

  195. Sydney says:

    I’m 13 and have been on my period since January 1st. I don’t know what to do because I’m not really bleeding so I’m losing no blood….. Just letting out discharge. I’ve kept wearing pads but I don’t want to do that forever. What do I do?

  196. Masentle says:

    I was using depo for the first time and I go to my period every month they take more than I know so I stopped using it I god my period a weak a go now its a second weak they are not even normal there are some clots I’m getting worried now

    what can I do really

  197. mandy says:

    Hi I’m a mother of two have had two cacerian cuts my last one they did when I had my son ther tied my tubes I’ve been having serious long bleeds since then and my son is two years old ill have a period 3 tymes in a month or some months skip and other months ill have it like 3 weeks and the blood just runs, I have cramps now and then back pains and some of the blood pieces look like clots. I’m only 23 years old is this normal and how can I subside the bleeding abit as it interferes with my sex life with my husband.

  198. linda says:

    Hi my name is Linda i am from Durban i have been diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, with all the medication i found out that I was pregnant but only found out when i was 32 weeks delivered at 37,she now 8months,but got my periods going on npw for 12 days heavy cloths,I am very scared any advice will be good

  199. I hope someone can help me. I doubt I have pcos, I am possibly heading into menopause. Up till recently my periods were regular, but very heavy for 3 – 4 days (through tampons and pads in an hour) On 4 March my period started as normal, but it hasn’t stopped. Then this week (at work of all places) as I stood up from my chair I felt a clot come out with lots of blood – my pants were soaked. I went to the doc, he has given me Cyklokapron to stop the bleeding. It has decreased, but not stopped. I’m taking iron supplements because my iron levels are low due to the heavy bleeding. I’m 52. When will this end? I don’t want surgery, I’m healthy apart from this issue.

  200. Ten says:

    Hi I am a 32 yr old mom of 2, if I can remember I had irregular period since, after the birth of my 1st born my period did not come until a yr after, currently I am seeing my period going four weeks now, went to doctor and she gave me birth control to stop the blood, or I should take ibuprofen! I have been taking motrin, but not as directed, just find it weird taking pain killers three times per day to stop the bleeding! And I am nervous about taking the birth control pills, just want the menstrual to stop!!!!!!

  201. Zomora Celestine says:

    I bleed for months an heavy an does be in pain I have pcos sometimes for months I don’t bleed an I can’t take it no more I feel to take out my ovaries or somthing

  202. zee says:

    Hi.. iam 28 years old mother of two boys… it’s been nearly four weeks now my period has not stopped…iam not heavily bleeding…it’s very light… I don’t even need to keep an pad.. it’s irritating for me coz iam about to fly to meet my husband abroad for an holiday…what should I do to stop my period…any piles..please let me know…iam so so worried..my period is not regular normally…some times it flows normal sometimes heavy sometimes it will never come…please help me

  203. shammy says:

    My name is shammy. I got an accident in last December 13 th in my bath tub. Accidentally I fall down & my shoulder was replaced . Than I went hospital. Doctors fixed my shoulder & give me pain killer. It was oxycodone-Acetamin 5-325.After that I got irregular menstrual problem. My period started March 10. Till now April 3rd, it hasn’t stopped. In the beginning it was little, but now is more. What can I do?

  204. Kate says:

    i am 19 & had my 2nd implant put in on 17th feb 2016.. on the 2nd week of march l started my period & it hasnt stopped since.
    its a light period as im only using tampons because my period ant heavy enough for sanutary pads.
    anyone knoe why im like this?
    isit my body getting use to it?

  205. Amanda says:

    Hello, I am 15 years old and I have never really had a regular period it would come on some months but then skip some. I told my mom about that and she said to just wait and it might became more regular with time. Whenever I did have my period then it would be about usual, some days bleeding were a little worse but mainly fine 5-7 days, but I am on my period now and it has been 9 days and hasn’t stopped, should I tell me mom to take me to the doctor about it or wait a few more days to just see if it will stop by itself?

  206. Letitia says:

    I started useing a soft cup 2weeks ago and been bleeding since heavy i have aleays had normal periods and im 33yrs old whats wrong

  207. hlengiwe says:

    i ve injected a that injection 2 time after 3months,the third time it suddenly change my mensuation and it was ubnormal bleeding, ive started menstuation january until april ive almost died,but my clinic helps me about stopping it,bcoz iwas feeling tired and sick

  208. Alyssa says:

    So would I have to take the vitamin C supplement,or could I eat oranges and grapefruits an other citrus fruits ?what would be the best way?

  209. Laetitia says:

    Hi!Am Laetitia,worried,don’t know what’s wrong!Can you,please help Me?I have spent a dull month menstruating.At night it is thick and much,during day times it sometimes doesn’t come,but may come much and thick.Please,help me!Am worried I may lose all my blood!

  210. Michelle says:

    I am 35 and been bleeding now for 15 days I have been given tablets to stop my bleeding but I seem to bleeding more I have been on the mini pill for quite a few years and never have a period . Getting worried

  211. Good day,
    I am 14 years old going to 15 October and my period wont stop. It would normally take six days to stop but it would go over a week . It start off light then it get really heavy and last for weeks non stop. I got my period when I was 12 and everything was normal until I went to high school. My mom says its the heavy books that I carry in me back pack and the doctor says that my body is being introduced to new changes but I’m scared. Its been 2 years and I have been on medication to balance my period but nothing changes. Do you think I should take your advise about the vitamin c or am I going to still live with this. Will I live a normal life ? Please respond as soon as you get time to.

  212. Anu says:

    During periods, having unprotected see, n with in 5 hrs of unprotected see I took contraceptive pill.. Today is 8th day, n my periods isn’t stopped,,, n it bleeds heavily.. What should I do now.

  213. Ivon says:

    Hi iam ivon 21 years old and ive been suffering my period for almost 8 months now. I always hope for this to stop . Can this be cured for any alternatives ? Or medicines ? And what are those ? I really want this to stop. Thankyou

  214. hamzat nafisat says:

    I started my period since on d 4 of May 2016 monthly, want to know d drug to use in order to stop the period have been going through for 17days which come by drop not normal from on d 4 till today 21st

  215. Afua Boatemaa says:

    I have done a family planning and I HV had my menses for two weeks now.what should I do

  216. neha says:

    Hey my name is neha I m 19 yr old and this mounth I got my period 2 time in one month after when I m existed then blood came I don’t no what I do

  217. Neha says:

    I’m 19 years old in got my period 2 time in this month after period when. I m existed then blood came what I do I m so scared

  218. Liz says:

    I been having my period for…about 4 weeks now but I don’t feel any different no cramps or anything, occasionally it’ll stop but start again

  219. mansongurl13 says:

    So I have pcos and I’m on birth control but it seems to not be working my period is extremely heavy and painful I called my ob/gyn and all they say is you need time for the pills to work I’m miserable it’s running my life I don’t know what to do I don’t want to bleed anymore

  220. Rabia Zafar says:

    Hi im 21
    I had periods at the start of this month for 6 days then again after a week i had period and its still not stopping its been 10 days i mean they hapened twice a month and they are not even stopping what medicine should i take

  221. Rabia Zafar says:

    Hi
    I had periods at the start of this month for 6 days then again after a week i had period and its still not stopping its been 10 days i mean they hapened twice a month and they are not even stopping what medicine should i take ? Please tell me i just took a medicine name transmine its third day that im taking it to stop them but they are not stopping.

  222. LADY B says:

    Am 14 and had been on my period’s for about 2 months. Am in a heavy flow. My mother will take me to the doctor but I have these horrible pains. What can I do in the meantime to stop these pains while I will go to see a doctor in a week?

    Please reply

  223. Ellaine says:

    Hi im 25yrs and engaged to a, we’ve been trying to conceive for more than 3 years now, I started having abnormal and heavy menstrual bleeding with large clots since I was 12 years. They prolong for a month or more till I get pale and weak, I tried birth control but after the dose from the Dr is complete, it starts to be irregular please assist.

  224. Savannah says:

    take the pill and you can take a Advil or painkiller too.
    love Savannah

  225. I’m 22 and I am currently on day 13 of my period. My periods have been irregular forever and I even skipped a couple earlier this year. I am not on any medication and I am not sexually active. I’ve never had a period this long and I’m wondering how long I should let it go on before I go to a doctor.

    Ally

  226. anita says:

    After taking a contraceptive ,postino 2, my cycle changed nd my period has lasted close to 10 days, the flow is light but rushing.. Please is this normal? And is there anything i can do?

  227. neel says:

    I’m 21 year old… last time I had my period on 14th July and since then it has not stopped yet… I’m getting heavy flow…Normally it lasts for more than 9days for me but this time it exceeded…. am very much worried and scared too ,whether it is normal or not ,what should I do now..
    am very much scared of thinking about ovarian cyst and fibroids
    please help me,really need advice and proper guidance…. thank you

  228. Favor says:

    Am favor my period has been on for more dan 7days n has refuse to stop , hv taken vitamin k but still on , it doesn’t flow heavely it comes out slowly n refuse to stop wht wil i do ?

  229. Amihaam says:

    Hello, I am really troubled by my periods. They come about 15 days earlier and are prolonged. So my doctor prescribed hormonal pills of ethynilaestradiol and levonorgestral. I have that for 4 months and after that everything goes great for 2 or 3 months but after that the same thing starts happening. They start coming 5-6 days earlier and dont stop on their own. Now the condition is really bad, they wont stop until and unless I take primolut N or some progesterone. Can you please tell me some reasons for my problem or any natural methods to regulate my periods? I dont want to take hormonal pills anymore, already had 5 rounds of hormonal pill treatment. Please reply. Thanks.

  230. neelam says:

    every month my periods are not stop without taking medicine. and every time same problem occur, that is hormones problem. please tell me what to do? if i dont take any medicine than my periods continually come for 15-20 days and not going to stop after 20 days also. please tell me what should i have to do.and my age is 24.

  231. Jasmine says:

    I’m 26 and was told I have pcos a month ago…ive had my period for 11 months straight so heavy I’m bleeding threw my clothes along with blood clots… they put me on birth control and it got worse….they put me on Progestogen the cramping came with this one…made my bleeding ten times worst and my lower back feels like it’s breaking…. I go threw 3 super plus tampons an hour plus a pad and I have to put tissue…. and I still bleed threw….im beyond sleepy and weak… but when I go to the er witch it’s 3 times a month they don’t seem to care….. today I’m going to a new er…..and praying they help me

  232. Andy says:

    My girlfriend is 45… She didn’t have a period for 2months… Of course she’s not pregnant… because she has started and it just seems to get worse. She has pain…and really tired. Is there anything I can get her to help her …. To slow it down or stop it… because shes going on 2 and half weeks and still hasn’t slowed down.

    Thanks,
    Worried boyfriend.

  233. xoli says:

    Im 17 turning 18 on december.I’ve been on my periods for 14 days now but I normally go for 5+ days.Yesterday I went to the doctor and gave me Ibuprofen and now only little blood come out.Before I went to see a doctor,a large cloth use to come out and now only little come out
    Im in matric….is the blood going to stop??

  234. Yashaswi says:

    I am 15 year old. I had my first periods on 10 june. It lasted for 3 days and the flow was natural. I started my second periods on 25 september and it is still continuing. Even the flow is very heavy. A large size pad lasts for 4-5 hours maximum. I am absolutely tired of this bleeding. I have not even told my mom about it cause she will be tensed and I don’t want her to take tension. Please tell me how to stop this bleeding.

  235. Yashaswi says:

    I am 15 year old. I had my first periods on 9 july. It lasted for 3 days and the flow was normal. I had my second periods on 25 september and I am still bleeding and that too heavily. Large size pads last for a maximum of 4-5 hours or not even that. I am just sick and tired of it. I just want it to stop. I have not told my mom about it cause I dont want her to take tension. Pls help……….

  236. Manshubha says:

    I am 12 turning 13. And I got my period at 11. And its been like my 5th period. Everything was going well until last month i got my period for like 15 days. And then I got my period again the next month and it lasted for about 6 days. And again after 2 weeks I got it again! And I got it for more than 7 days. This month I got my period at the same time as the last and again after 2 weeks, I got it again. My question is why am I getting my period twice a month? And my period is like toooooo long like about 10 days. I don’t lose too much blood but yet I get it twice. Why? Please answer fast. I didn’t tell my parents about this cuz’ I’m so worried about their reaction. What can I do?

  237. Bethany Rivas says:

    My name is Bethany Rivas and my period has gone on for 11days now and it is really heavy to where I have to ask my friends if I stained myself I am 12 and idk what is wrong because this never happens to me I usually stop on the 7th day! PLEASE HELP!!!!

  238. Mahogany says:

    I love had this happen to me when I was 20. I’ve seen so many doctors and been to the emergency room more than several times. I missed my period for two whole months. Which was not normal for me at all. I wasn’t even sexually active either. So pregnancy was not a factor in my case. Then my period came. Long story short I bleed for two whole months. I was passing clots the size of my hand. No one knew what to do with me. It got to the point where I got weak and my skin was a grayish color. I got to the point where I was like maybe it’ll just stop on its own. It didn’t. I ended up in the ER to later be admitted to the hospital for almost a week for a blood transfusion and surgery. I was terrified. I received two units of blood and was so violently I’ll during that process. My face lived in the bed pan.. The next morning was my surgery but instead of doing something invasive she decided to put me on birth control. She suspected it was a hormonal imbalance and figured bc would help me. I took 7 birth control pills a day while in the hospital. 2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, 2 in the evening, and 2 in the early hours of the morning. And guess what my bleeding stopped! After two whole months of bleeding that was a miracle. So after i was released, i had to take birth control pills twice a day for two months. My next period was extremely painful and I had to go the the er due to the pain but other than that my cycle was back to normal. And I went on to have 3 pain in my butt children. Lol

    Unfortunately 10 years later it’s now happening to me again. It’s been 8 days of heavy bleeding and I already know this isn’t gonna stop. Since I’ve been through all of this before, I’m gonna make an appointment and try to get my situation taken care of. Minus the blood transfusion. That was awful. I’m trying to avoid that at all cost. But girls! Don’t wait! This is not something to take lightly. I wish y’all the best and hope that everyone in this situation has a good outcome.

  239. Avery says:

    My name is Avery and I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS and dysfunctional uterus bleeding since September 24th 2014. I have been bleeding every single day for more than 2 years. Doctors at John hopkins has tried birth controls, depo, mirena iud, many choices, and none have worked for me. It won’t stop you from everyday life, it will just make you feel like not living it. Unfortunately my only solution left is to take out my uterus at age 25. But at your age, you need to talk about different options. Do your research. Some can atleast thin it out at the very least, it’s different for everyone. Good luck.

  240. Misha says:

    I have been seen my period for the past 9 days it has never happened to me before what should I do?

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