By theflow - 15/08/2012 17:08 - Australia - Perth
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I wouldn't necessarily try another form because it might worsen her bleeding along with other period related symptoms. It also can leave her unprotected if she engages in sexual activity; ops best bet is just to suck it up and wait it out, because sadly it can get a lot worse.
220: ur telling him to take is abstinent opinion somewhere else and yet u say that its not a bad belief. Everyone has a different mind different opinion and different belief so why try to shut people up for expressing it? I see nothing wrong with abstinence or chastity, whatever makes someone happy that's their choice. As long as they are not trying to shove it down my throat its fine.
Go with the flow (haha, get it?) But no, that is seriously awful.
You can die of blood loss because of this issue. I almost did...it causes your iron to dip like crazy which drops your hemoglobin, which can cause major heart failure if it gets really bad. It would be smart for the OP to get her blood tested to make sure this doesn't happen, if it is she will end up getting a blood transfusion. The person's point was very valid, it was just said a bit wrong.
Sex Ed 101 The age at which a female receives her first period varies greatly for many different reasons. A "period" is what happens to a female every month until she reaches menopause. The first stage is ovulation. Where a women release's an egg from her ovaries which then travels down the fallopian tube and comes to rest in her uterus. The egg waits for sperm to come into contact with it to invoke fertilization. If no fertilization occurs ( whether the individual is not sexually active, or a form of contraceptive is used. I.E birthcontrol, condoms, diaphrams,etc.) than the body has to dispose of the egg. This is where the lining of the uterus begins to shed, thereby refreshing itself for the next cycle. That is why women bleed on their "periods". It is the lining and old blood that was to be used to help support the growth of a fetus being disposed of. Generally "periods" can last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. However some women's cycles are shorter or longer depending on their bodies. When a females "period" first begins, it may take a while for her cycle to become normal and regulatory. She may have a "period" one month that lasts 2 days, and the next month 5. Also she may start with light spotting to light bleeding at first, and progress into heavier bleeding cycles. Women going through menopause ( which is when she is running low on good healthy eggs left in her ovaries, and her chance of concieving and delivering a healthy baby becomes slim) Also have these issues. They may skip periods, or have abnormally long or short periods, or times of spotting and nothing further. PMS ( premenstral syndrome) which accompanies many women's "periods" come every month, often beginning a few days before the actual bleeding and continuing until the end of bleeding for some. Some women's PMS is mild, others extreme. With PMS you get, cramps, irritability, hormone surges ( this is why men say women are crazy at this time, because we become much more emotional due to the spike in hormones) sensitivity (many women's body become very sensitive to the lightest touch, especially the breasts and nipples) and Bloating. Not all women experience these symptoms, but many do. As for women going through menopause, the most common symptoms are basically the same, with some different ones. Different ones such as night sweats ( where the woman sweats excessively during the night while in bed. sometimes making her & the bedding soaking wet) and Hot flashes( This is where there is a spike in the womans body temperature very suddenly. She becomes very hot and flustered. She will feel hot to the touch as if she has a fever. She becomes very uncomfortable and tries to cool herself down by either stepping outside or removing articles of clothing. These generally last only a few minutes, then pass). Many things can effect a woman's period, and possibly prevent it from coming or making it come late. Pregnancy, stress, weight loss/gain, diet, birthcontrol, certains diseases and disorders. Endometrosis (don't know if that is spelled correctly, sorry) is a disorder/condition where a woman developes cysts on her ovaries. Many women have this condition, yet in most cases it is very mild. However there are some cases that are so severe that the woman cannot have a period, and the cysts become very engorged and painful, and may result in hospitilization. Some women with such severe cases often have to have thier ovaries removed, which is in the best interest of the woman. So to wrap it up ( sorry if I bored you with indepth info), Women start their periods at different times and go through menopause at different times. A period is when a women produces an egg ( which will happen from the first period until she reaches menopause :: women have a set number of eggs when they are born, once they run out of good, healthy ones, its all over, no more babies) and then if no fertilization occurs her body disposes of it and everything that would help support the fetus, therefore resulting in bleeding from the vagina. Hope that helps you. Good day.
Endometriosis has nothing to do with the ovaries. Endometriosis is when the endometrium grows on the outside of the uterus instead of the inside. Also, the cysts you are talking about is from PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) and birth control can trigger the abnormal bleeding with the disease.
I want to say great job on that post! I only have one comment. The fertilization does not happen in the uterus. The sperm actually go up into the Fallopian tube where the egg rests for awhile before moving down into the uterus. After the egg is fertilized it moves down and implants in the wall.
Well, if you're the type of girl who doesn't have sex on her period, then i'd say it's working. no chance of getting knocked up now.
If it's an IUD or implanon this is both not an option and also not an atypical bodily response. I can't speak from personal experience about implanon but with my IUD I bled off and on for a few months, I was lucky it wasn't heavier. I've heard worse cases though where heavy 'period' like bleeding can actually last for six months. If this is the case OP would have been warned with both methods that she may get; irregular bleeding in the first six months, and potentially never get another period after those few months. Everybody's body reacts differently to different medications and obviously OP thought it was worthwhile to stick with her birth control for three months if it was indeed an oral contraceptive (which can also give you irregular periods to begin with).
So now you have to choose between pregnancy and non-stop bleeding.... Choose well!