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Light, long periods. TTC

I have been on birth control for 10 years.  My husband and I have decided to start ttc and so I stopped birth control in January to figure out what my "normal" cycle is.  My periods have been irregular since then, ranging from 11-15 days long and my cycles are 33-44 days.  My periods are very light, mostly just spotty.  I use either a panty liner or a light tampon.  It seems like I will have spotting for 5-6 days, nothing for 2 days and then return to spotting/light period for 5-6 days.  We have just started trying to conceive for the last 2 cycles and haven't had any luck yet.  We are both young and healthy but my irregular periods have me fearful that I may have something else going on.  Should I be worried or is this still considered a normal period??
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I would definitely go see ur ob! It could be ur period trying to get on some kind of schedule but it can also be something else like PCOS. they will do some blood work n see if u need to be on any medication to balance ur body which will help you conceive. Good luck.
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Thank you for the feedback! I think i've been in denial.  I will post back when I get more answers and hopefully, help someone else out who is in a similar situation. Thanks again!
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So far I have had blood work - tsh (for thyroid), cortisol (for pituitary gland), cbc, ferritin (for iron) - all normal. Progesterone blood test came back "suggesting that I am not ovulating". This week I am going to have a pelvic / transvaginal ultrasound.  Will update later as I get more info.
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I was just diagnosed with PCOS.  My husband and I are both very healthy. I do not have any of the normal signs of PCOS except an irregular period. I had my ultrasound yesterday and it showed I had a lot of cysts on my overuse consistent with PCOS. I am just waiting to hear back from the Dr now on what med they will put me on. The TH said it would probably beMetformin or Clomid. They told me this is fairly common and we should be able to conceive still.

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