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BPO worker, irregular periods, heavy bleeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, I am 24 years old. I am not married. I got my periods in the last week of March. Initially the flow was just a drop and slowly it started increasing. It almost 2 and half week and the flow has become very high. Last night alone I changed 4 pads in 6 hours. I do not have any pain or cramps. Its becoming highly inconvenient since I am a working women. I go to work in early morning between 2.30 am and 11.30 am. I am 78 kg of weight. kindly help me
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :  
when was your last normal period before this?
Doctor :  
were your periods regular before?
User :   it was in february third week
User :   no my periods have been very irregular
Doctor :  
please provide your height, occupation., details of past illnesses if any.
User :   I am 5'' 1''
User :   I am working in BPO - I go to work at night
Doctor :  
what is the usual menstrual cycle like for you? I mean to ask, how many days bleeding do you generally have and what is the usuall gap between your periods?
User :   four to six days
Doctor :  
what is the usuall gap between your periods?
User :   28 to 36 days
User :   approximately
Doctor :   are your periods irregularly irregular?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
are your periods regularly irregular?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is anytime a month been skipped betwwen your periods?
User :   no
Doctor :  
has the bleeding been heavy before?
User :   yes last year same time
Doctor :  
do you smoke? is your sleeping pattern changed recently?
User :   i donot smoke
User :   I dont get to sleep in a particular pattern
Doctor :  
have you changed your eating habits recently?
User :   since i am working in BPO my shifts keep changing very often
User :   no
User :   nothng that I know of
Doctor :   irregular sleeping habits can result is menstrual cycle abnormalities
Doctor :  
are you sexually active?
User :   means?
Doctor :  
i mean to ask whether you are sexually active? have you had intercourse anytime recently?
User :   no
User :   I am unmarried
User :   have had no sexual intercourse
Doctor :  
are you having any stress at present? physical/mental/emotional?
User :   yeah because of this bleeding
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
has anytime hormonal analysis and ultrasound done for you?
User :   no
Doctor :  
irregular menses can result duet o many cause, most commonly PCOS, insulin resistance, stress, increased caffeines intake etc
Doctor :  
i would advise you to meet your doctor, get these tests done : a complete blood counts, hormonal levels including FSH, LH, Prolactin, TSH, Dhea, Insulin resistnce factors
User :   it was litlle stressful at work
Doctor :  
and a ultrasound scan of pelvis to look for any changes in ovaries, or uterus
User :   hmm
Doctor :  
you can get back to us with your reports, and we will help you to interpret them
Doctor :  
or you can take specialist opinion from our panel gynecologists
User :   any medicine that u recommend to control heavy flow?
Doctor :  
medications are given to control heavy bleeding and the heavy flow including ones to regularise your cycles, but theses are all given once teh exact cause is made out
Doctor :  
and since I am not examining you personally, it wil be unethucal to prescribe you medications
Doctor :  
hence i suggested you to get the tests done such that treatment can be initiated as early as possible
User :   whats that Dr?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
http://www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/Gynecologists-in-Chennai/L18865S26
User :   is that al dr?
Doctor :  
this will provide list of gynecologists in chennai
User :   thank u
Doctor :  
and i recommend you to meet any one of them
User :   ok
Doctor :  
to get examined and teh above suggested tests done
User :   ok dome
Doctor :  
to look for the exact cause for your problems
User :   ok
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   thank u
User :   yes i do
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thank u
User :   no
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User :   done
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User :   ok
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