Q. I have a 20 month old baby, following his birth placenta was left in me and i beled heavily for 12 weeks as a result until it was established that was the cause and i had an op to remove it. Then my periods did not return for 5-6 months and i was given a course of hormone tablets to bring it on which they did. I then had a non hormonal coil fitted but my periods lasted 3 weeks and were so heavy i bled through all my clothes and had horrendous pain, migraines etc so i went back on the pill which prior to pregnancy i had been on for 10 years problem free, the hormones in the pill made me so poorly that i could no longer take, i suffered crippling pain and extreme constant bloating and again all of the side effects of PMT but really badly. I came off the pill after less than a month at the advice of my GP and recently had a hormone releasing coil fitted, this was three months ago now, i still bleed heavily and experience a lot of hormonal symptons a lot of the time. My GP is dismissive and puts it down to heavy periods that will eventually sort themselves out however I am starting to get really down about this as I have bled almost continually since the birth of my baby and it has a massive impact on my life. I have also suffered frequent recuurring thrush since having my baby, again i am dismissed by the doctor with canesten which hardly makes a difference anymore. My mother had ovarian cancer at a young age and had to have a hysterecomy in her 30s. I am 29, I am just wondering if you think I should be looking to see a gynaecologist or whether i should continue to perserve with the bleeding and symptons and hope that eventually it will settle as advised by my GP.,
A. I think you may be best seeing a GP, but it does not look like you have described anything suggestive of ovarian cancer.Also you have probably been bleeding from different causes, at different times in the past. Currently your bleeding may be related to the fact of haveing the Mirena Hormonal Coil.
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