Post # 1
I have been bleeding on and off since March. I have a doctors appointment in a couple weeks. However I am very stressed about this problem and hoping someone on here can relate.
In March I thought I was starting my period, it was very light and then stopped. It started again and was light (only needed a panty liner or smallest tampon). It then stopped so I thought my period was just acting up (since it has been spacing out further and further each month). I decided to call and make an appointment, Fiance and I will start TTC after our wedding anyways just want to make sure everythings up to par. I then started again and basically have been since the second week of April. WARNING Too Much Information the blood is thick and stretchy and looks as if there is a little clear in it sometimes. I have had some very dull cramping (most of the time theres no cramping) usually around when my period is suppose to be coming.
My period has been very regular my whole life so I am very concerned. I am overweight but am working on it and have lost 10 lbs I am also working on my eating habits (haven’t had good eating habits since third grade, thats a different story). I think I am freaking out mostly because I really want to have kids and am scared there is something wrong and I won’t be able to. Fiance thinks because I am stressed about it it is prolonging the bleeding. However its not just bleeding it is different than normal AF bleeding. I have always had this fear of not being able to have kids even though the women my family are VERY fertile.
Anyways back to the question at hand. Has anyone experienced this? I am really hoping it’s just a hormonal inbalance or something. Please share your experiences with me. Thank you.
Post # 3
I’ve never experienced this, but I want to tell you that you are doing the riht thing by getting checked out. You know your bleeding best, and even if it’s just a horomonal fluke, better to have the peace of mind than the what ifs.
Post # 4
You’re probably just fine. Are you on birth control right now? If you are, it is a possibility that that could have something to do with it. Hormonal birth control can sometimes cause “breakthrough” bleeding that sounds similar to what you have, and you may want to consider changing BC methods if that’s the case. It could also be your current weight loss, the change in your eating and exercising habits, or your stress level. A zillion things can influence our cycles.
I’m glad you’re going to your doctor. Chances are he/she will be able to give you an answer, and help you to ease your mind! Signs of anything super serious might be extreme pain, nausea/vomiting/etc. I work at a women’s crisis pregnancy center and many women talk about the same symptoms you do, and many times it does have to do with their birth control or stress and isn’t indicative of anything serious. I’m sure talking to your doc will solve a lot of stress in itself. Feel better!!!
Post # 5
No I am not on bc. I have been stressing (can’t get myself to stop) since it started again in April. It doesn’t help that I couldn’t get in till June. I am also nervous about going to the dr because I am still bleeding.
I do feel a little better after reading your comment thank you. It is unbelievable how much stress this can cause. Having atleast having one child of my own is very important to me.
Post # 6
It definitely is super stressful to worry about health related stuff! I have worred myself sick so many times in the past. I understand that desire to have your own kids, I can definitely relate to that as well.
Oh, and another thing that might be causing this is anemia. That’s no big deal, you just have to take iron supplements. Your doctor will probably want you to have your blood drawn to be able to test for that.
Whatever you do though, don’t research your symptoms over the internet. Every time I do that I get totally freaked out by all the stuff that’s out there. It just makes everything worse and it’s usually not that helpful!
I hope you’re able to relax some from all the stress:) I’m sure you’ll be just fine and let us know how you’re doing after the appt! 🙂
Post # 7
I have had this problem! I was on BC at the time (Implanon) but I would start my period with all the normal symptoms, it would start with cramping, I’d have a few heavy days, then a few light days and it would start to clear up… only to cycle through again and get heavy! It was so frustrating! I constantly had my period for MONTHS!
I went to the doctor and she told me that my body wasn’t naturally producing enough hormone to switch my period off… it wasn’t a big deal, she just gave me some additional hormone tablets to take. The doctor said it’s pretty normal and wasn’t concerned about it (except for the fact that I have a family history of breast cancer and I’m supposed to avoid hormone BC – but whatevs, I’m not ready for kids! LOL). I’m sure it’ll be something small like that that can be easily sorted out. The worst thing you can do is stress about it cos that in itself isn’t healthy. I agree with FutureMrsK – the single WORST thing you can do is google your symptoms. Poor Fiance did this the other day and convinced himself he had the big C – when he was totally fine (doctor’s confirmed! LOL)
Post # 8
I’m throwing a guess out there since I had a similar problem. My issue turned out to be uterine polyps. The only way they could be confirmed was through an ultrasound. I was 24 or 25 at the time the spotting started happening and it went on for a year before I found a doctor who helped me to figure out what the issue was.
I had to get them removed and things are alright now — I’m 27 and thin but they can affect any woman. Apparently, older women tend to get them more frequently.
As far as children — I don’t have any and haven’t tried getting pregnant so I don’t know if these has effected my fertility but my understanding is that the procedure shouldn’t effect one’s ability to get pregnant.