So It Wasn't Just Normal

All through my teen years, I thought my heavy, painful periods were normal.  Then, when I switched to a new physician at 19, my doctor did some tests to find out why I was always so tired.  It turns out that my periods were so heavy that they had made me anemic.  I figured out that the condition I had was called endometrial hyperplasia, which meant the lining of my uterus grows too thick, causing excessive bleeding and iron loss.  My doctor put me on birth control and had me take iron pills.  Now, my anemia is gone, and I take birth control pills to keep it from coming back.  I still have painful periods, but now, it's much more manageable and there is less bleeding.  So, the point is, bleeding in excess of  4oz. each month is not normal.  You don't have to put up with what I used to go through every month. 

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26-30, F
Aug 8, 2010