I am 20 years old and I have been bleeding for over two years. I don't have health care to figure out what's going on. Sometimes I bleed much heavier than my "normal", but it has only ever stopped once and that was a year ago for a few days. The heavy bleeding is accompanied by many blood clots and crippling cramps. I just really want to know if anyone has treated a similar condition and what it could be because I am really freaking myself out by looking at possible diagnoses.
Look; access to health care or not, you need to get this looked into medically. Obviously bleeding for over two years isn't normal. Geeze woman, I don't mean to sound harsh but for heavens sake, get this looked into medically!
Is there a Planned Parenthood Organization where you live? They offer lower cost reproductive services.
No there is nothing like that nearby. I live out in the middle of no where with no transportation to even get down south where that kind of thing is available. The one time I went to the only hospital near me they sent me home and gave me a $1000 bill and didn't even waive it even though I filled out the paperwork. They said I need to go to the obgyn and they weren't going to call him in for something that obviously was in need of an appointment. But you can't get an appointment with him unless you have a referral from your pcp, something I don't have because I don't have health insurance. So it's a vicious cycle of crap. I'm almost certain it has something to do with the mirena a different obgyn put in that my body rejected. Because I had to try a lot of different birth controls because of unrelated conditions, and for some reason my mother took me to not my usual obgyn, and he decided that was the best course of action, when it really worsened everything and things have been cataclysmic since then.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.