Post # 1
Hey bees, sorry for the graphic TMI coming your way, but Google is failing me today.
My normal monthly flow has always been light. I use regular tampons and every time I wait the full 8 hours to change and have never once had a problem, nor have I even worried about it. Again super light flow.
Today is day three of AF. I put in a new tampon at 1:30 am and woke up at 8 completely soaked through pants and everything. My flow continues to be really heavy and full of clots, neither of which I’ve had before. The clots are tiny in every wipe, but I’m also getting huge ones over the size of a quarter too. I don’t have any cramping, but I do have a weird full/bloated pressure feeling.
Nothing in my lifestyle has changed recently. No medications or diet change, no pregnancy.
I’m worried because the symptoms feel so severe in comparison to what’s normal for me. I plan on seeing my Dr. but they are still closed for the holiday. Any ideas on what’s going on? Has anyone experienced this?
Post # 3
This sounds like a pretty normal period for me, so I can’t really be much help. Any abdominal trauma? Started working out more?
Post # 4
@krex: from what I’ve read on a parenting forum website, it sounds somewhat like a miscarriage. But I’ve heard of them to be extremely painful. It could just be your body. Maybe try calling and setting an appointment with your obgyn to make sure everything is okay?
eta: maybe I should read everything before commenting… Lol
Post # 5
You could just be having a random heavy period. You may have had a cyst or a bit of endo. I get clots often, the heaviness changes pretty often too. If you’re not having abdominal pain (abnormal) or otherwise feeling off, I would wait it out. When my period comes around my belly becomes a beach ball. I have a tendency towards cysts. I do not have PCOS ftr. I take naproxen and it takes the swelling and pain down. If it get really crazy bad or you’re bleeding uncontrollably or you start to have really severe pain or other worrisome symptoms it might be pertinent to get to a walk in.