Tue 25 Nov, 2014 07:00 pm
I am 17, currently on Ortho-TriCyclen Lo and am sexually active. I normally take my pill at 9pm, but sometimes I take it from a few minutes to a few hours later. Once or twice I have forgotten a pill and taken it as soon as I remembered (according to the instructions, that's what to do).
My period has been regular for the past few years, to an extent, and I have it every 28 days. However, this month my period has been on and off for a literal month. It comes for a few days, then goes away for one or two and then all of a sudden, it's back again in full force!!
The blood is darker now and thick and clotted so I'm kind of assuming that it's from build up. I don't know why it would build up though, unless I was pregnant and didn't know it. Is it possible that I got pregnant and has an early miscarriage or something like that?? I have been stressed out a lot lately too, but it's almost going on 5 weeks of stopping and starting at the MOST inconvenient times and places! (Think Church, School, Boyfriend's house, etc.) I'm used to having a heavy flow, but this is too much! I've been having headaches on and off too, along with nausea once in a while.
I have an appointment scheduled with my Gynecologist for Dec. 9th, which was the earliest they could see me, for an exam and a refill on my BC.
Can someone please help me in the meantime???
I'm really glad you're going to your OB/GYN. In the meantime, it probably wouldn't hurt you to up your iron intake, either with a vitamin pill or eating more iron-rich foods (red meat, spinach, etc. Google away for more ideas), as the blood loss might be making you a tad anemic.
I'm not a doctor, so there's really nothing else I can tell you. I hope you feel better soon; sounds like you're really uncomfortable.
Thanks for the advice! I've been googling stuff all day, but I couldn't find anything that fit my circumstances.
I couldn't find anything that fit my circumstances.
OB/GYN Dr. Paula Hillard says " Hormonal causes: This sounds like an hormonal inbalance, such as pcos or other reason such as thyroid or other reasons.
So be sure to discuss it with your doctor.
My daughter had this kind of issue but it was over a year or so. When she finally saw a doc it turned out to be hormone issues. By that time she had alarmingly low iron, which took months to fix.
Why have I had my period for over a month?!
Answer: Penis plus low IQ.
Enough about you, nono, now give an answer.