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PCOS & extended bleeding

18 September, 2006

Question:

I have PCOS and often bleed for 3 weeks at a time. Aside from my being exhausted and a bit cranky our love life is suffering as well. It can often be a month or more before we can be intimate again. It's so frustrating for both of us and I fear we will never be able to conceive! Sadly, I have a predisposition to blood clots so I cannot use any of the hormone manipulation products on the market. Do you know of any natural products that can help shorten the time I am niddah? I am desperate! Thank you and L'Shana Tova to you and yours.


Answer:

We are not aware of natural products that can help. However, there are a number of interventions to help with the bleeding for PCOS, not all of which are hormonal. Furthermore, some hormones (progesterone) are less problematic than others with problems of clotting. Please consult with your physician as to all these issues. Please make sure as well to read our article on ketamim.


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