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hormonal imbalance or something more? (in a few categories)

I've learned that this is typical, but how likely is it that it's just a hormonal imbalance or is it more likely to be something more than that?
I was on the shot from 05-2004-01/2009, periods slowed and then stopped around 01/2005, and didn't start back up until 01/2010. My first one was 50days and very light...since then the most time in between periods was about 2wks, some periods have been "normal" lasting a week and being of normal flow, others have been about 2wks long and very light. With some of them I have the PMS symptoms (cramping, sore back, tender breasts), others I have no symptoms and BAM! it's here. These are the dates for my "period" 1/11-2/28, 3/12-3/17, 3/25-3/30, at least once that wasn't recorded, 4/29-5/8, 5/11-5/20, 5/29-6/3, 6/21-6/28, 7/5-7/13, 7/19-8/7, 8/24-8/30, 9/8-still. Doctor will be visited after I get insurance next month, just wondering what it seems I could be looking at....

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Asked by dlandrum at 7:01 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • you may need to get surgury to correct the problem. i do know how you feel i had my son last yr aug 11 2009 and bleed for an entire yr stopping here an there for a day or 2. once in a while wk i would be off. your body is just trying to get back on track more than likely hopefully if it is a little more serious it is a monor surgery. but still go to the doctor and if you dont believe them get a second opinion!

    Answer by jmp84 at 12:48 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I had a terrible time when I came off the shot also. And it lasted for years. They finally diagnosed me with PCOS. I take Metformin now and I have regular cycles again. The Dr should do some blood work and hopefully you'll get your answers. I'm sorry you are going through this.

    Answer by smileyashmommy at 12:24 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

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