Dear Ask The Doctor: I'm 30 years old and have had a nonstop period for YEARS. I've gone to several different doctors with noconcrete diagnose. I've been tested for all bleeding disorders and have none. I have no cysts, polllups, or tumors. I've had a dnc to confirm. I do not have endrometriosis (sp). Surprisingly enough, I'm not even anemic. I have hypothyroidism, but it is completely under control with Levoxyl 75mcg. When trying to get pregnant, we found out I wasn't ovulating and then was told I couldn't get pregnant. Well I did and when full term with a healthy baby girl (no bleeding for 9 months). The bleeding has since continued after birth and has not stopped. My doctors have no idea what is wrong with me. Any suggestions?? They want me to have a hysterectomy, but my husband and I want more kids. Please help!!
I understand how worried you are about this condition. Menstrual irregularities can be caused by different circumstances, apparently you already have ruled out most of them.
In my opinion and since you have hypothyroidism, you might already know that this condition would cause irregular menses and therefore be the most probable cause of your bleeding. Women with hyperthyroidism are classically described as experiencing frequent, heavy periods. I would suggest you to have an evaluation of your Thyroid levels.
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is used if there is any abnormal uterine bleeding in the absence of uterine pathology or medical illness, after having ruled out the most common conditions you could fall into this category. There are 3 main reasons for abnormal bleeding mechanical, hormonal and malignancy. In my opinion I think you should have an endocrine re evaluation.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 July 2010 )