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Abnormal Menstrual Cycle
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jm227307 posted:
Hi, I'm new here. And I just wanted to share and get advice on some things.


I have a VERY abnormal period. Let's take a step back and talk about what it was like growing up first. I got my period when I was 11. From then on through my freshman (I'm not exactly sure) year of college, my periods were very irregular. They were SUPER heavy, causing me to use overnight pads during the day time AND super plus tampons, put together. Even then, that would only hold for maybe, at its best, 2 hours. And they would only happen once every 3-4 months. And last anywhere from 7-20 days. I went to the gynecologist and she prescribed me birth control. I was on it for almost a year, and it didn't help anything at all. So, I took myself off the pill. So, after my freshman year, or sometime during...my periods became even more irregular. They would only happen once ever 4-9 months and instead of red blood, it's brown, and will only last 1-3 days. What's wrong with me? I know I should see the gynecologist, but I have an appointment set up for the fall. I just wanted WEBMD's take on it.
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jm227307 responded:
Oh, and I'm 21 in my senior year of college.


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