Heavy irregular periods with bleeding in between


Q: I am a 22 year old female and have been having periods for 10 years. My periods have always been irregular and often are very heavy. I also sometimes get bleeding in between my periods. I have never been sexually active and am not on any form of contraceptive pill.

I have been to the doctor and have had various tests, but all have been negative. I have been given medication to reduce my heavy periods, but I still have bleeding between periods and irregular periods. It is very frustrating as I still don't know what is wrong with me, and I feel like only the symptoms are being treated and not the problem. I don't know what is wrong with me, as I'm sure all of these symptoms together isn't normal.

What could be causing all these menstrual problems and should I be worried?


A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: For the past 2 days a bump in the back of my tongue has been bothering me. It looks like an inlfamed taste bud altoug...

Q: About two weeks ago I had some swelling in my foot. One near the arch and the other on the opposite side. While swell...

Q: I started on birth control when I was 18 when I got into my first long term relationship. I was put on Altavera. I re...

Q: Hi. Before asking my wife to experiment I decided that maybe I should try myself 1st so that I know what I'm asking h...

Q: I have had a pea sized lump for a couple of years on my right testicle, lately has been a little achy along with abdo...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon