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2 years ago I stopped taking the depo provera shot which i was on for 4 years(my hair fell out) but after a while my periods came back quite regularly. At the beginning of this year I had a 28 day cycle but throughout the year my cycle has been increasing. It is now at about 34 days, Im experiencing ovulation pains and PMT that lasts about 2 weeks! (My periods are still around 7 days and heavy).
I would like your opinion on whether this is normal as I loathe to go to my doctor only to be stuck on the pill to mask the symptoms!
Many thanks

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Unforunately, in order to help figure out why your periods are acting the way they are, a visit with a gynecologist is probably going to be your best bet. There's no way that we can give you a pelvic examination or discuss, based on your history/etc. what may be the best solution to your troubles.

(And, while what you're describing in your cycles is not abnormal, they are a bit on the long side and you may be able to figure out something to help you out with the length and pains you're having)

If you feel strongly about not going on hormonal birth control in order to deal with the symtpoms (which is completely fine and sensible) then just be firm with your gynecologist- tell them that you do NOT want to be on hormonal birth control and ask what you could do to help your cycles instead.

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