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I have an OB/GYN question: I'm 28, and for about 14 years my

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I have an OB/GYN question: I'm 28, and for about 14 years my periods have lasted 6 months or so at a time with a break of 1.5/2 years between them. Between the ages of 13 and 19 I had 3 ovarian cysts and a miscarriage. I've been to the doctor on multiple occasions, who prescribes different birth control pills each time, but they just make the bleeding heavier. The doctor then suggested the problem was caused by being overweight, but this anomaly has been going on since before I put on weight. He's refused to refer me to any specialists because my attempts to lose weight haven't been particularly successful. If I don't get an answer soon I'm considering getting a hysterectomy and just being done with it all. Any ideas? Thank you.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

What did your hormone tests show?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I haven't had any hormone tests for a few years, but they were all normal.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

You should get the following investigations to ascertain the cause of this abnormal bleeding:

1) FSH, LH, and estrogen levels.

2) TSH to rule out thyroid dysfunction

3) Prolactin level

4) A general chemistry profile to check for any systemic diseases

5) Pelvic ultrasound to check endometrial stripe.

By far the hormonal causes are the commonest for this bleeding.

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