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Unread 12-01-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default My thearpist told me to go to the doctor but I'm fine.

I've been on my period since the start of November and I'm still on it. My thearpist keeps arguing with me to see a doctor but I keep telling her a symptom of somatization disorder is period problems. I was stressed but tbe stressful event is over. I'm not sick I never will be and I don't need to see a doctor. but she says you can't make yourself bleed. Can someone back me up? Doesn't somatization disorder cause menstrual problems as one of the symptoms?
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Just because it can be a symptom doesn't mean it is a symptom. It's best to rule out physical causes first, especially since there are lots of treatable issues that could cause prolonged menstrual bleeding, some of which can get worse without proper treatment. Stress does cause me to bleed for longer but at most it is spotty for an extra week, not full flow.
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I've been on my period since the start of November and I'm still on it. My thearpist keeps arguing with me to see a doctor but I keep telling her a symptom of somatization disorder is period problems. I was stressed but tbe stressful event is over. I'm not sick I never will be and I don't need to see a doctor. but she says you can't make yourself bleed. Can someone back me up? Doesn't somatization disorder cause menstrual problems as one of the symptoms?
here in the USA having a longer than usual (5-7days) period is called Menorrhagia. its a physical health problem related to things like peri menopause, cysts, cancers, polyps, and other female reproductive problems.

in order for a mental issue to be called somatization disorder a physical exam and physical tests need to be done in order to rule out it being a physical problem (which is probably why your therapist want you to see a medical doctor for actual diagnosis)

one thing about somatization disorders is that the symptoms come and go they do not stay for long term and never end, theres fluctuations in the symptoms....

example when my depression was showing itself by my having migraines the migraines did not stick around for months. the migraines would come and go depending upon my depression issues.

my point in order for your periods to be called somatization disorder problem here in the USA it has to come and go according to your mental health issues..

the fact that you have had a period non stop for a month now that usually points to a physical health problem in my location...

suggestion why not just go see your doctor even it its just to prove your therapist wrong. you get a clean bill of health from your medical doctor and then your therapist has no choice but to refer you to a psychiatrist for treatment. (if your periods are a mental issue the treatment for it is the same for what ever mental issue its tied to) either way you will feel better soon. win win situation.
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I would definitely seek medical advice I personally had my period once for almost two years because I was too ashamed to go to the doctor once I went to the doctor they took a simple blood test and realize that I had thyroid problems. As soon as they put me on thyroid pills my period stopped but by that time I had pre-cancerous cells from letting it go for so long so with period problems I definitely would would seek medical advice could be something very simple and you're making yourself suffer needlessly.
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