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I'm 47 years old and have been having irregular periods for…

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Hi I'm 47 years...

Hi I'm 47 years old and have been having irregular periods for the last three years. My periods will go anywhere from 15 to 27 days, then I will not have one for 2 to 3 months at a time. While on my period, I might have one to two days of light bleeding/spotting but the other days are very heavy, passing heavy clots constantly changing pads every hour. I saw an OBGYN about two years ago. Apparently, I had a cyst and she wanted to put me on depo. I didn't want to go on birth control this late in life as I thought the side effects would not outweigh the benefit. How do I get this bleeding to stop? I'm severely lethargic, can't focus and I can't plan anything socially. What can a do?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?

Not on paper, but I can recall things

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have highblood pressure and have been on Lisinopril HCTz for 14 years. I'm also overweight. Have been all my life, but have gained a large amount of weight quickly in the last 5 months

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OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 3 months ago

still need help?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Where's the answer?
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 3 months ago

have you had an ultrasound?

any signs of menopause?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I had an u/s two years ago where they saw the one cyst. The only sign of menopause has been the irregular bleeding, I guess. No hot flashes. I've always been moody, so it's hard to say if that's a sign.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 3 months ago

I would get a repeat exam and ultrasound

I suspect this is fibroids or hormonal

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The only thing is that with all the clots I pass, there is no pain or cramping. Oddly enough, all of my PMS symptoms went away when these long bleeding cycles started. When I was younger, I suffered from severe cramping and migraines every period.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 3 months ago

yes that is why I think it is hormonal

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok. Thanks.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 3 months ago

welcome :)

did I do 5 star work for you today?

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