How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. K. Your Own Question
Dr. K.
Dr. K., Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 4409
Experience:  OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.
Type Your OB GYN Question Here...
Dr. K. is online now

Ive had PCOS for 6 years- had irregular periods which then

Customer Question

I've had PCOS for 6 years- had irregular periods which then regularised on their own without meds. They were pretty normal until free the birth of my son- he is now 2. I bled for the first 12 months which stopped then I had a couple of normal cycles. But for the past 7 months I had no period at all. Then 1 month ago I started spotting .... Really light and no pain.. Is this normal with PCOS???

(I've had all the tests done whilst I was bleeding within first 12 months after birth, smears, scans etc all normal)
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr K. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a Dr/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today

Hello and welcome to Just Answer.

It is common with PCOS to not have a cycle for many months but it is not normal. You will need some bloodwork done to check for thyroid and elevated prolactin level.

Hypothyroidism can be a cause of a missed period. A prolactinoma can cause a high prolactin level which also can suppress your cycle. Of course you should do a pregnancy test.

You will want to be on medication such as an oral contraceptive or progesterone to be sure that you have a cycle at least once every 3 months.

Let me know if you have questions. Please be patient as it may take time for me to respond.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Hi, I have a message that you replied, do you have more questions?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi I'm still bleeding very lightly my doctor prescribed the pill but not stopped it
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
It may take a full cycle of the pill to stop the bleeding. So you may need to be patient. In one or two months, things should be more normal for you.

Related OB GYN Questions