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A 29-year-old female asked:

Why am i bleeding between my periods? can u get pregnant without special med with pcos i have pcos and am still trying to conceive. i have been getting my periods on a regular bases each month but i am now bleeding again after my period has already came a

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Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
People : People with classic pcos don't ovulate regularly. Because of that they don't have regular periods. This can also lead to having bleeding at unexpected times more than once in a month. A person who has pcos should probably be on a birth control pill when they are not trying to get pregnant and a fertility pill when they are. Having one unusual month is no big deal, but if this goes on month after month it can lead to serious problems.
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes, but difficult: Yes you can, but it is more difficult w/pcos and irregular menses. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin therapy can help restore normal menses and fertility in many women. Drugs are available to increase fertility and/or lower testosterone if that is elevated. Discuss with your doctor.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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