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Bleeding/Pelvic Congestion
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MelG83 posted:
I am 29 years old and have never been pregnant. I started having chronic pelvic pain on both sides in August 2009. I had pain everyday (sometimes in my back) and was bleeding every day. I started taking the pill (Femcon) continuously in December 2009, per my OB/GYN directions (when I reach the placebo, I skip it and just start a new pack -- I haven't had a period since December 2009). An abdominal CT and several ultrasounds did not reveal any mass. A laproscopy in August 2010 found pelvic congestion and did not find endometriosis. I still have pain everyday, although it's less intense. Although I take the pill continuously, I've been bleeding for the past 7 days straight. Not heavy, but more than "breakthrough" bleeding. It's accompanied by back pain and fatigue (I could hardly get up last weekend). Is bleeding a normal symptom of pelvic congestion? Is it normal to bleed while taking the pill continuously? Thank you.

- Melissa
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brandib01 responded:
have never had pelvic congestion however i have taken BCP's continuously which i am doing right now and i do every few months have a period not breakthrough bleeding. my doctor says it is not uncommon and you really need to have a period every at least couple months to keep your lining from becoming overly thin. if it does become too thin them it will expose the capalaries which will also cause rregular bleeding..

i know because there was another woman no here a while back that it happened to and they had to put her on a 1 or 2 week hormone only RX to thicken it up some.

but as i always say if you are concerned beyond normal call your doctor. it can't hurt to ask.
Brandi 28dx'ed.endo lap 09'


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