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V heavy period. Concern? Or aibu? TMI warning

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fattygettingthin Mon 21-May-18 22:06:03

Sorry for using aibu. I need some advice, I don't have a GP at the moment and I'm wondering if this can wait until I can register when we've moved?

My period is so heavy, I've got pain in my abdomen, thighs and shoulder. I'm definitely not pregnant as I did a test last week but so far today I've saturated a cheap reusable pad, to my clothes, had to buy new underwear and jeans and i bought 3 packs of normal pads. I've saturated 4 night time pads since 4pm today, I had to come home from our lovely night out early as I just felt so Unclean and in a lot of discomfort.

Iv had a bath and that usually stops the bleeding for a bit but it didn't this time and when I got in it looked like a massacre!

Aibu? Should I just ride it out and see if I can register with a GP ASAP or does this need something sooner than next period?


ShirleyPhallus Mon 21-May-18 22:07:31

Pretty sure this can be a sign of sepsis - if you’re soaking through pads that quickly it’s not normal

Please call 101 OP for urgent help

Bixx Mon 21-May-18 22:08:55

No that’s not normal and you need medical attention. There was a thread a while ago about a MN with a very heavy period who ended up in hospital.

AndInOtherNews Mon 21-May-18 22:09:24

Doesn't sound at all normal to me..please ring for advice, better to be safe than sorry.

sexnotgender Mon 21-May-18 22:10:31

Definitely get yourself checked out. I assume you wouldn’t have posted here if you weren’t worried.
Please go to out of hours at least. Don’t leave it until the morning.

RJnomore1 Mon 21-May-18 22:12:01

You're not quite hitting the pad an hour medical criteria but as that's really heavy and unusual for you I'd phone for advice.

Littleredboat Mon 21-May-18 22:12:55

You need to get seen tonight.
Do you have someone with you?

AmazingGrace16 Mon 21-May-18 22:13:10

Pain in your shoulder can be a a it of ectopic pregnancy. please phone 101

MrsSeverusSnape Mon 21-May-18 22:13:55

Please get checked out, it could 'just' be a heavy period, but it could also be a symptom of something serious.

cestlavielife Mon 21-May-18 22:14:29

111 NHS
Call now

Don't call 101 that is police

Passmethecrisps Mon 21-May-18 22:16:05

I really think you need medical attention and probably fairly quickly just in case. It could be just a heavy period but anything which is not normal for you like this should be taken seriously in my opinion.

DesignedForLife Mon 21-May-18 22:16:40

If your periods aren't usually this crazily heavy then you need to get seen tonight. That's a lot of blood you're losing.

PeachesandPie Mon 21-May-18 22:20:12

If this is abnormal for you, 111 and get checked out soon.

There was a poster on here a while ago with the same problem and she ended up in hospital seriously ill.

fattygettingthin Mon 21-May-18 22:21:40

I am on the phone to 111. DH is here so will drive wherever needed. Really sad as it's our 5th wedding anniversary and he booked a really nice restaurant sad it's normal for me to have heavy periods but this is a lot heavier than normal.

I do have a temperature as well. Woman on 111 keeps asking questions about stroke :/

bluemascara Mon 21-May-18 22:23:32

Not to alarm you but when I had an ectopic pregnancy, that's how it started. Preg tests were negative too.
Get to a&e noe! What you've described isn't normal.
Let us know how you are later xx

bluemascara Mon 21-May-18 22:24:35

The shoulder pain is common sign of ectopic... please get checked, I really hope you are ok xx

Passmethecrisps Mon 21-May-18 22:25:18

I am glad you are getting some professional advice. It is a shame about your anniversary though. But all going well you can try to sort something another time

honeysucklejasmine Mon 21-May-18 22:26:27

I hope you're ok OP. I'm glad you are seeking help.

Haggisfish Mon 21-May-18 22:27:31

Gosh op hope you’re ok. I would just go straight to a and e tbh, def with a temperature.

fattygettingthin Mon 21-May-18 22:34:26

Well the woman at 111 wouldn't let DH drive me to A&E and is sending an ambulance, really don't think it's necessary but she wouldn't listen to me. Very embarrassing. The neighbours are going to have a field day!

Thanks for your help it's useful to have outside input when you can't see properly

sexnotgender Mon 21-May-18 22:35:28

Glad they’re taking you seriously. Sometimes I feel these things are brushed off as women’s issues and we should just get on with it.

booellesmum Mon 21-May-18 22:38:05

Hope you're ok and get some help in a&e.

boopsy Mon 21-May-18 22:38:14

You are doing the right thing. Even if there is no underlying cause and just a very heavy period losing that much blood is dangerous no matter what reason. Hope you get sorted x

BrutusMcDogface Mon 21-May-18 22:39:04

I hope you're ok and I'm glad you're being seen. Sounds scary flowers

Alevel Mon 21-May-18 22:39:32

Good luck hope you get sorted.

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