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Having irregular periods for many years. Took medication . No change. Recommendations?

hello doctor! i am 38 and having irregular periods for about 4-5 years. initially i had irregular periods , then very heavy excessive flow which continued for more than 15 days. i consulted doctor in 2011 and Martinor was prescribed 2*3-7 days and 1*3-14 days. on the onset of next mensus Novelone from 3rd day was prescribed. i took it for 6 months and then the periods were regular for 6 months but there was heavy flow and clots also and then again the same problem occured.again the same course was prescribed. i am fed up with this and this time i have quit the tablets. after 6 months gap mensus has started from 31st jan and not stopped yet it is 16th day. what to do? would u prescribe some hormonal; tests? plz answer urgently.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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You seem to have severe hormonal disturbance causing the metropathic cycles. Polycystic ovaries, thyroid disorders, weight disturbances, stress, anemia and anything that disturbs the HPO axis can cause such a picture. You should be thoroughly evaluated before any treatment is initiated. I advice you to see an endocrinologist who will assess your hormonal status; also see your gynecologist for a local appraisal of your condition and to exclude any local causes for the bleeding. Meanwhile try to maintain your weight within the BMI range of 19-25 and avoid stress, eat healthy and do some regular exercise everyday. Wish you good health.
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