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Constant bleeding, diagnosed with germ cell cancer of ovaries and PCOS. History of cancer in family. Should I be worried?

When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with germ cell cancer of the ovaries. At 15, I was diagnosed with PCOS . My cycles have never been regular. This time, I m very worried. I ve been on my period (bleeding) for nearly 60 days, and for the last three weeks it has been excruitiatingly painful (much more than usual- I ve always had bad cramps ). The pain is almost entirely constant, often hovering around a 3-4 on the pain scale of 1-10 (10 being highest). For the last fourteen hours, the pain has been steady at a 5 and won t ease up. There s a history of cancer in my family (as well as my personal diagnosis), as well as diabetes and heart issues. I m 25; my first cycle was at age 11. Before this 60-day period, the longest I had was 32 days of bleeding, though it wasn t as painful. Never been pregnant, though I am sexually active. Should I be worried, or will this pass?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Mar 2012
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Problems with the ovaries can definitely cause abnormal bleeding.

Prolonged bleeding for 60 days can potentially cause anemia (low levels of hemoglobin). This would cause symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations.

It would be best for you to see your doctor who would be able to give you medication to stop the bleeding then determine how to prevent recurrence.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 22 Mar 2014
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