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Sally123

332d

what are your periods generally like with PCOS and do you also have digestive issues that flare at the same time?? 😬🫠

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    • Boogs

      90d

      I have IBS and PCOS, so it's hard to tell what's from PCOS and what's from IBS... or if the IBS is from PCOS.. Anyway, regarding periods, mine were very normal on bc, but since I stopped taking it, they have been Irregular and long. Sometimes they are 2 or more weeks late. They are almost always 7-8 days long with clots

    • Boogs

      90d

      I have IBS and PCOS, so it's hard to tell what's from PCOS and what's from IBS... or if the IBS is from PCOS.. Anyway, regarding periods, mine were very normal on bc, but since I stopped taking it, they have been Irregular and long. Sometimes they are 2 or more weeks late. They are almost always 7-8 days long with clots

    • BabySue99

      90d

      With my pcos I've had it since I was 11. And I have periods 2-3 times a year. If I take birth control it allows me to have one every month.

    • ChickenGirl1204

      189d

      I just got my PCOS diagnosis (officially) but here's what I've noticed in the past year since it's become more apparent... 1) My periods are weird. I had a gap of about 90 days before getting birth control which made my first period after that gap COME WITH A VENGEANCE 🤦‍♀️🤣. After that, my periods became lighter and lighter with each cycle but I still had PMS/bloating/irritability. 2) My digestive system is already wacky as is and I know whenever I have a period that means diarrhea for about a week, but since dealing with PCOS I haven't noticed any issues flaring up more/less than normal. 3) Rather than bleeding, I've gotten a lot of discharge. Sometimes it gets confusing because you feel it and are like "uh, is this my period?" but like the blood it's not every cycle.

    • monkey1

      320d

      Before I started birth control I would bleed for three weeks or more with maybe a week break then start again. This bleeding was heavy going through the thickest pads you can buy within an hour or two. Reallyy bad cramps that would also effect my stomach. It is better now though I stopped my periods with birth control.

    • QueenOfPlants

      327d

      I have PCOS and Endo so mine isn't clear which it is more caused by. But I used to have periods that were extremely heavy, debilitating pain to the point I'd often be unable to walk for the first 3-4 days of bleeding. The bleeding could last from a few hours anything up to 3 months solid and the gaps between could be anywhere from a couple days to 6 months. Birth control is an option or there is non oestrogen versions most of which are not contraception, they can help but not always. I've had mixed success with medication, you can message me if you want to know more about that.

      • QueenOfPlants

        327d

        @QueenOfPlants Realised I forgot to say, I often get diarrhea just before I start bleeding and then have constipation for the duration of the bleeding which obviously could be very problematic with the fact I would bleed for 3 months, but I have medication to help that.

    • Kingswife

      328d

      I havent gotten a period in 10 months due to pcos

    • Diagnostic.Dilemma

      328d

      I used to get cramps but very little to no bleeding every few months, then I started birth control, advised to do so by my endocrinologist at the time and everything is pretty regular now

    • LissyBelle

      332d

      I usually have diarrhea or other stomach issues. I have some decently bad cramps, my appetite is hit or miss, and I sometimes have really heavy days. 2nd day is always the worst for me.

    • IAmTired247

      332d

      Mine I usually painful, it's why I started to use birth control to regulate them. I haven't had them since I was 15 and I'm 21 now so I completely forgot if I had digestive issues. I don't think I did but I'm not positive.

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