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Treatment for irregular menstrual cycle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   My period came last week and was normal. It left yesterday but this morning I woke up feeling crampy and when I wiped after peeing there was blood and it had a bright orangey tint to it!
User :   This wrries me
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   May i know your age please ?
User :   25
Doctor :   Are you on any medications ?
User :   no. The most I ever take is midol for the first day or two of my period
User :   I'm not on any regular meds
Doctor :   Ok . so is this the first time it has happened ?
User :   yes
User :   my period was normal and left yesterday and this morning it was back and orange which is freak
User :   *freaky
Doctor :   Ok first all let me assure you that there is nothing to worry about
User :   ok I'll take your word for it
User :   orange blood just doesn't seem normal
Doctor :   Let me explain first why you having your periods again
User :   ok
Doctor :   The most common reason for bleeding twice in one calendar month occurs when a normal period begins on the first or second day of the month, and then another arrives at the very end; because the normal cycle length (from the first day of one to the first day of the next) ranges from 23 to 35 days, this can allow two perfectly normal periods to arrive in the same calendar month
User :   that wasn't the case though
User :   and these periods were one day apart
Doctor :   There were not a week apart ?
User :   my period started on the 21st
Doctor :   i see
User :   left yesterday
User :   and came back today
Doctor :   And how long does your periods usually last on average ?
Doctor :   How is your health otherwise ?
User :   my period are average 6 days
User :   the first two days are awful
User :   but after that they're easy enough
User :   I got sick once when I moved back to Colorado in March but I've only had one minor cold since
Doctor :   Ok i am sorry i was under the impression that your periods were a week apart
User :   oh sorry. I should have been clearer
Doctor :   S the orange color blood you are talking about also its just today you saw it ?
User :   yes
User :   this morning when I woke up
User :   I had cramps but thought nothing of it because my period was over
Doctor :   Ok
User :   then when I went to the restroom and wiped I noticed blood with a bright orange tint
Doctor :   I recommend scheduling an appointment with your physician as soon as possible. Cramping pain combined with brightly colored discharge is something that should not be taken lightly.
Doctor :   What's considered normal vaginal bleeding varies from woman to woman.
Doctor :   Your doctor can usually get to the root of the problem with a little investigation into your medical history and an accurate description of what you're experiencing.
User :   I have no insurance and no regular dr
Doctor :   The color can vary that's ok , but its the pain you have experienced that's why i recommend
User :   cramps are normal though for me its the orange blood thats new
User :   I'm used to severe cramping
User :   orange blood freaks me out
Doctor :   Well the color you are talking about is something i personally have not experience in my practice.
User :   :( of course I would be the freak of nature
User :   do you think the cramping and strange blood color could indicate a problem that would keep me from concieving?
Doctor :   Dont say that please , i do understand your concern, but i honestly advice to see a physician
User :   I've been trying to get pregnant for 11 months with no luck
Doctor :   Its always better to get a examination done
User :   I would love to see a dr but without insurance I don't see how I could afford it
Doctor :   I am extremely sorry as this being a online consultation i could be only of limited help to you
User :   its ok
User :   I appreciate you're advice
Doctor :   Your welcome
User :   I should have known better than to expect an easy solution
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   Your welcome
Doctor :   Take care
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