Patient : Hello - I am 33 years old and have been taking the birth control, Seasonique for a few years now with no issues. Over the last nine months, I skipped my last two period however. So I basically haven't had a period in nine months. I finally allowed my period to come but it has been most brown discharge mixed with very little blood for the last 6 days, then over the last 3 days it is now blood but going from very light to very heavy over the course of the day. I started my next pack this past Friday as I would normally do. My question is, is this normal because I skipped my period for so long or should I see my GYN? I have no family history of cancer or anything serious. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
There are many causes of irregular and excessive bleeding during periods. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid problems, anovulatory bleeding are some of the causes. I would advice you to get a complete blood count done along with your thyroid hormones as well as LH /FSH levels and an ultrasound of your pelvis to see the status of the ovaries.
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