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I am 30 years old and have been trying to concieve for 8 months. My periods have been ranging between 28-35days. I have been tracking my ovulation with ovultion detectors. I noticed this past month I had bleeding 4 days past ovulation. I have asked my OBGYN and they stated they will not do any tests until I reach one year of trying to concieve. I'm concerned that I might wait too long before seeking help. Is it too soon to be freaking out?
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DrNorian Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Dear Seeking Fertility Treatment,

Having inter-menstrual bleeding (or irregular bleeding in between your periods) may be a sign for something else. It is possible that you may have a small polyp or fibroid on the inside of the uterus. Irregular bleeding may be associated with irregular hormone levels as well.

Officially, your gynecologist is correct in saying that most women under 35 years of age can try to conceive on their own for 12 months prior to starting the investigation. In women 35 and over, I recommend waiting just 6 months. But in regards to your history of irregular bleeding, I would suggest that you schedule an appointment to determine why this may be occurring. Some lab tests and possibly a saline ultrasound will help figure out what is going on.

Hope this helps and please feel free to schedule an appointment with me.

Best regards,
John Norian
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