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Irregular bleeding between two periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hay
Doctor :   Dr raju here
User :   hi my name is and im 23 years of age
Doctor :   yes, please proceed with your query
User :   ok well i wasnt meant to start my period until the 24th of january, I have been on since the 8th of January, it is not a really heavy flow. I have done a pregnancy test and it has came back negative, any idea what is wrong with me?
Doctor :   When was the last period ?
User :   the 24th of december
Doctor :   ok, How many pads did you change per day ?
User :   5
User :   during the day
Doctor :   ok, its moderate bleeding
Doctor :   Was it a regular cycle last time ?
User :   my periods have been abit irregular sometimes I would have 2 periods in one month but i would always have a period around the same time
Doctor :   ok, i would consider it be due to hormonal imbalance
User :   what can i do?
Doctor :   but its very rare to start a period with 15 days of a previous one
User :   ok
Doctor :   visit a gynecologist and get a follicular scan to rule out PCOD
User :   what is PCOD?
Doctor :   Poly cystic ovarian disease
Doctor :   commonest cause for irregular periods
Doctor :   not dangerous but very common
User :   can it make me infertile?
Doctor :   Chances can be considered,
User :   what medication would be prescribed?
Doctor :   Hormonal combinations
User :   what would of caused it?
Doctor :   Hormonal imbalance is one common cause , others like nutrition also has influence
User :   is there anything that I could do in the meantime whilst waiting for an appointment?
Doctor :   no , its not an emergency issue
User :   ok well thank you for youre help
Doctor :   well , i ask you to get a scan to rule it out first
User :   what else could it be?
Doctor :   there are other many hormonal causes for the problem you are having
User :   such as?
Doctor :   Thyroid hormonal imbalance , fibroid uterus, estrogen insensitivity syndrome etc
Doctor :   but the commonest ( about 80% ) being the PCOD i am advising you to go for a scan
User :   ok
User :   is there anything else I should know?
Doctor :   ask for follicular scan , it will determine the ovulation status of the ovaries
Doctor :   which will determine fertility
Doctor :   and 23 years is very low age for PCOD, do not consider it a diagnosis , jst to be ruled out
Doctor :   need not worry
User :   ok well thank you very much for youre help
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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