How to get rid of continuous bleeding

by Lizzy
(New jersey)

I was on oral contraceptives for a year but stopped when my husband and I decided to have a baby.

At first I didn't have a period for about 5 months then suddenly I started bleeding heavily with clots, it might stop for some days only to start back again. I'm so confused and don't know what to do. I went to hospital and did a series of tests. The doctors said I've hormonal imbalance so I was placed on oral contraceptives. But as soon as I finish a pack the bleeding starts all over again. Please help me.

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Apr 15, 2010
How to get rid of continuous bleeding
by: Wray

Hi Lizzy You certainly have a hormonal imbalance, but how giving you synthetic hormones will help beats me! The pill does disrupt our cycle, and more, please see here.

Progesterone does help heavy bleeding and can help in regulating your cycle again too. A higher amount than normal is needed initially, once it's stopped you can reduce the amount to the optimum level. I think you should start with 200mg/day, until the bleeding stops, then reduce the amount very slowly. If you find the 200mg does not help you will have to increase to 300mg/day. This was the amount another girl I helped needed, who's cycle had also been disrupted by the pill. I normally recommend between 100-200mg/day. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP?s) are enzymes that break down protein. They play a role in the breakdown of endometrial tissues at the end of the menstrual cycle. If they are over active, as would be the case with an excess of oestrogen in the body, (oestrogen stimulates it?s production), the result is a pathological reaction such as inflammation and excessive bleeding in the uterus. Progesterone suppresses both MMP's and oestrogen. It's the drop in progesterone at the end of the cycle that activates the MMP's to work. With a low progesterone level they are working all the time breaking down the lining. You might experience oestrogen dominance when first starting the progesterone, for more info please see here. For more info on how to use progesterone see here. Take care, Wray

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