non stop bleeding for 3 weeks

by sandra
(canada)

Is it only the lack of progesterone? Had what I thought was my period, long almost 3 weeks, clotty, non stop. I went to the doctor, ran a biopsy which was OK,did an ultrasound which shows a thick lining of 11. She put me on progesterone to stop the bleeding, which it did. I never had a breakthrough bleed which should have happened within 2 weeks. Could progesterone only get me on track? Why would I have had no bleed after the progesterone if that is what I needed?

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Jun 12, 2014
Bleed
by: Anonymous

Sandra, Progesterone prevents the endometrial lining from buliding up with blood. The key is taking enough dose.
Diane

Jun 13, 2014
confused
by: sandra

I was given the progesterone to at first stop the bleed but after the pills were finished I should have had a withdrawal bleed which did not happen. I am concerned about not having the withdrawal bleed (because of the already thick lining)plus now I am not in any type of cycle either, so I have no way to know if to try the progesterone again and when to start it.

Jun 17, 2014
Non stop bleeding for 3 weeks/Confused
by: Joy

Hi Sandra

The thickening of the lining of the uterus is caused from a build-up of estrogen, progesterone is needed to help expel this. However, any form of oral progesterone is not the best delivery method as 96% is destroyed by the gut a liver – see here. It is vital that the correct progesterone concentration is used, if not, symptoms do not clear and Estrogen Dominance symptoms start to cause problems.

As you no longer know what your cycle is, I suggest that progesterone cream is used every day with no stopping until your cycle becomes regular. Please ignore any bleeding/clotting/ spotting that may occur, just continue to use. Once your cycle becomes regular again you can start to use the cream by following your cycle. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

Do you know what your Vitamin D level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone?

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