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Hi, I'm Dr Osula, thanks for your question. How long has this been going on for?
what symptoms do you get?
what investigations have you had?
In answer to your question, there is no danger as such, apart from heavy periods but there's a possibility you migt have either polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis.
I would recommend a pelvic scan to look at your womb and ovaries
You should have blood tests such as full blood count, thyroid, FSH, LH, Testosterone
If all this tests are normal, you might need a camera to look inside your womb as its the only way to diagnose endometriosis.
Have you heard of any of this conditions?
PCOS can result in irregular periods and sometimes other symptoms such as weight gain, acne and bloating. FSH, LH and testosterone with the pelvic scan can diagnose this.
Endometriosis can cause heavy painful and sometimes irregular periods, along with cramping, back pain and bowel or bladder problems.
Abnormal thyroid can also cause irregular periods
Yes that would point towars PCOS but I've met women with both PCOS and endometriosis
Definitely, you can ask for the tests I've suggested if the GP does not suggest it first.
If you worried about having periods every 4 to 7 mths, one option would be to go on the pill to regulate your periods back to monthly
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