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nic14120 posted:
I am 33 yrs old and have had pcos for many years, had my second child 9 months ago. I had two successful periods following her, but have not had an actual menstration since Aug, just sporatic spotting. I also have hashimoto's hypothyroid, just went on Sat for my blood work up, so not sure if my levels are off. I am concerned because I started spotting about 3 weeks ago, and spot every day since...not letting up. Sometimes it is a heavy red spot when I wipe If I am straining, otherwise it is light and stains a pad by the end of the day. I plan to call the OB Tue, but getting kinda worried as I have never went that long without a period, nor ever spotted like this before. Is this a common issue with pcos?
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear nic: I just replied to your previous post 2 minutes ago! Check my reply. I would only add that both missed periods and prolonged spotting can be common with PCOS because regular ovulations can be impaired. Hypothyroidism can do the same.


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