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For the last two years, my periods have been very irregular.

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For the last two years, my periods have been very irregular. On average, my cycle lasts about 60 days, and I bleed for about 30-45 days. And there is just a couple of weeks rest until I start bleeding again. I get HUGE blood clots the size of golf balls and I have to change my tampon every hour or so, sometime I will soak through a tampon and a pad in just 30 min. I have been to a doctor before but they just wanted me to get on birth control and they won't examine me because I dont have insurance. They say it will help balance my hormones, but I have had my hormones tested and they are at normal levels, and when I get on birth control I can't control my mood and I am prone to extreme depression. I have limited resources living in texas, there is no Medicaid for adults and insurance is far to expensive, and the doctors I've been too wont do any tests because I can't pay. I have no idea what's wrong and it really scares me. I'm just looking for any helpful advice.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you using any contraceptives? When did your last period begin?

I am not using contraceptives, my last period started 3 weeks ago, I'm still on it.

Doctor's Assistant: When was your last pap test, and what were the results? Any swelling, discoloration, or unusual smells?

I haven't been able to get a pap test in 2 years because of how often I'm on my period, they wont do the test of your bleeding, but the last time I did have one it was normal

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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
How old are you and where in Texas do you live? I am asking about your location because I want to help you find a free health clinic that you can go to for an exam. Obviously, there is a problem with your cycle - it could be from fluctuations in your female hormones, it could from an abnormal thyroid, or it could be a uterine cause - fibroids, endometriosis, etc. You need to have a pelvic ultrasound in order to rule out a uterine cause - no away around that. So the key is to find a place that can do it for free or for a low cost that you can afford.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I am 28, I live in Lubbock TX
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
Ok let me look if I can find any clinics in that area
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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
http://www.lubbockfreeclinic.org/services.html
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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
The clinic above is run by Texas Tech.
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