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Query about regularizing periods after polycystic overian syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi i am 19 years old i have pcos and am taking medication called metformin to regulate my periods, i have been having a regular period every month which has always lasted a week long, this month my period has lasted nearly two weeks and has been really light pinkish brown from the beginning and is still pinkish brown now and it keeps stopping and starting can u help me?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   any abdominal discomfort ?
User :   no
Doctor :   besides metformin any other medication are you taking ?
User :   no nothing just metformin
Doctor :   is the bleeding same or less ?
User :   same its not really heavy its like a watery pinkish or sometimes brown
Doctor :   ok well you do have a history of PCOS and that is a cause of this abnormal bleeding BUT it should not last for that long .. next time any period lasting for more that 10 days one needs to see a gynecologst
Doctor :   gynecologist **
Doctor :   you would be given pills which are hormonal based
Doctor :   that will help you regulate your persiods
User :   my periods are already regular i have one every month thats always lasts a week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well dont worry since they have been lasting for more than 10 days a examination by the gynecologist is must
User :   ok so what should i do?
Doctor :   rest at this moment is crucial
Doctor :   and setting up an reappointment as soon as you can
Doctor :   appointment **
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
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