To be a bit concerned about period

(19 Posts)
Rollonbedtime7pm Wed 16-Nov-16 17:02:14

Having a strange longer and heavier period than normal - nearly 7 days now which is odd for me and still soaking tampons in a couple of hours even 6 days in.

Mine typically last 4 or 5 days and are barely in existence by day 3.

This morning I got up and felt a gush (sorry tmi) and it had leaked through to my underwear and pj's.

I can't decide if I am being overly paranoid due to that thread the other day or whether I should be concerned?

Pengweng Wed 16-Nov-16 17:26:34

Can you try and get an appointment to see a nurse tomorrow?
That does sound like a lot of bleeding, especially as it's not usual for you.
If you are really concerned then phone 111 and see what they say.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 16-Nov-16 17:27:18

I think you should see someone too.

Graphista Wed 16-Nov-16 17:28:13

Could you have been pregnant?

WhyIsThereHariboInMyWine Wed 16-Nov-16 17:29:36

This is pretty normal for me (I can go as much as 8 weeks on with heavy bleeding. Fucking implant) but everyone is different. If it isn't normal for you then you have to see a doctor. Chances are all is well but on the off chance there's a problem you need to know and you need to know asap.

Rollonbedtime7pm Wed 16-Nov-16 17:34:54

Definitely not pregnant! Unless is the baby Jesus! grin

Is very red too and feel much more crampy than normal. Why is it you always feel like such a fraud ringing 111?! confused

PlayOnWurtz Wed 16-Nov-16 17:36:21

I'll point you to classics and the lady who had similar and it turned out to be sepsis. Get seen.

Halloweensnake Wed 16-Nov-16 17:36:44

Get some advice .....what would you say to a relative in this situation.....then follow yr own advice..hope yr ok x

Raines100 Wed 16-Nov-16 17:37:27

I, too, remember the sepsis one. Get seen.

Pocketsizedpixie Wed 16-Nov-16 17:39:32

The whole point of 111 is to direct people to appropriate medical care, the will soon tell you if you should just make a GP appointment, but if it's abnormal for you I would give them a ring just to check you don't need to do anything urgently.

anniroc Wed 16-Nov-16 17:43:04

How old are you? I suddenly got very heavy periods age 39 and had tests but nothing untoward was found. I now have a coil fitted which has been amazing. I suspect in my case it was the beginning of the perimenopause as, like you, my periods have always been fairly normal.

liz70 Wed 16-Nov-16 17:45:16

There are a number of possibilities. How old are you? Could you possibly be peri-menopausal? I had some odd, very heavy and prolonged periods a couple of years ago in the run up to the menopause. But then, I occasionally had the odd extremely heavy period when younger, once soaking through tampon, pants, bed sheet and making a huge red stain on the mattress. Another time in my teens I had huge clots just dropping out of me like my insides were falling out! No particular reason each time, and I otherwise had fairly standard periods.
I would get it checked out, but try not to worry too much. flowers

MikeUniformMike Wed 16-Nov-16 17:45:47

Are you anaemic (weird innit how when you can't afford to lose it it's like a deluge)? Are you over 40? Did your period start when expected? It is probably nothing but if you are worried get yourself checked.

Rollonbedtime7pm Wed 16-Nov-16 17:46:24

Am only 33 so bit early for perimenopause I think!

It was that other thread that has been playing on my mind - nothing like the scale she had but still odd for me.

Will call 111 when my husband gets home, don't want kids overhearing!

Graphista Wed 16-Nov-16 19:19:55

Husband but sure you can't be pregnant? So no sex at all in last 4-5 months? You don't have to answer of course.

Can't hurt to call nhs, for reassurance if nothing else.

Princesspinkgirl Wed 16-Nov-16 19:38:00

Once my period lasted 9 days I worried myself silly as usually it's 5 days and I did make a gp appointment and believe it or not it stopped the day I was due to go I think I was having a extremely stressful month and that contributed to it

RumbleMum Wed 16-Nov-16 19:38:16

Probably worth calling the NHS for advice ... have you taken your temperature?

VoldysGoneMouldy Wed 16-Nov-16 19:51:10

Are you sure no chance of being pregnant?

Make an appointment with GP tomorrow.

peachesandcreamdream Wed 16-Nov-16 19:54:26

My periods changed recently and the one I had in September was awful. Terrible pain that went right into my back passage and bleeding through clothes just as you described.

I've mentioned it to my GP and she's told me that periods can change over time and the first thing they'd do is put me on the pill.

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