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Can bar insertion in the arm cause prolonged periods?


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Published At January 21, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have recently had the bar inserted in my arm and have had side effects weeks after. I was wondering if these side effects are normal or are something to look into going to the doctors for. For two weeks, my period has not stopped, with the past week my flow has been fairly light and although I have had cramps, it is not as bad as when my period was originally due. Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are having a continuous bleeding problem. For that, you need to find any underlying specific cause, if present. It is advisable to investigate with USG pelvis and pelvic examination for primary work up. If all comes normal then investigate further with serum FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone) and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) estimation. If no cause identified then dysfunctional uterine bleeding is the possibility. You can be prescribed Tranexamic acid tablet and a Hormonal pill for bleeding. I hope this helps. Thank you and take care. Regards.

Investigations to be done

The investigation to be done is the USG (ultrasound) pelvis.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis is DUB (Dysfunctional uterine bleeding) or another organic cause.

Treatment plan

The treatment plan is to take tranexamic acid just now and if needed Progesterone containing pill.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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