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Constant bleeding with foul smell. On pill. Having weightgain around stomach. Suggestions?

I have been bleeding constantly for two weeks now. I also have noticed a foul smell. In late August, early September I started the Nuva Ring, but I had to switch back to the pill because of a hormonal imbalance. I was very angry all of the time and violent. Now I have noticed weight gain around my stomach, breakthrough bleeding , and a foul smell. I m 21, 5 9 and 180 lbs.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Hello ma'am.

The weight gain can be attributed to the the use of contraceptive pills, which is quite commonly seen. But the worrying aspect of your query is the continuous bleed and foul smell.

If you were experiencing only a bleed (mild) with a history of hormonal imbalance, your doctors would have to look into a possible imbalance being the cause again, but with the presence of a foul smell, other conditions like infections, fibroids, endometrial abnormalities, polyps, etc; will also have to be considered.

Please get a transvaginal ultrasound scan, hormone level check, pap smear, bimanual examination and urine analysis conducted to find the cause for the same. Also request for a check on your hemoglobin levels to treat suspected anemia thay could have resulted from the blood loss.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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