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Anyone else with useless periods..?

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Bubblegum89 Sat 21-Apr-18 10:53:34

Since starting ttc 19 months ago, my periods have been pretty pathetic. CD1 would be about 3-4 hours of dark red bleeding on and off. After that I’d get 2-3 days of very light brown bleeding/spotting.

I had a sis and hycosy done in Feb to look for adhesions using a 3D ultrasound for clearer images. Nothing blocking my cervix and no adhesions on my uterus and my lining was perfect thickness and I had the triple stripe which is apparently top dollar.

My first cycle after the procedure, my initial bleed on CD1 looked a little “nicer” and last month on my second cycle, I bled for two whole days, a decent amount, a decent colour and a constant flow. I even had loads of ewcm that month which I hadn’t had the whole time I’d been ttc previously (but had an anovulatory cycle, fantastic). The “period” I just had was 4 days late due to the whole anovulatory thing but it lasted maybe 8 hours at best. The blood was actually a brighter red than usual which I’m taking as a positive as it didn’t look old and sad. After that bleed, I had nothing for a day. Then the day after, randomly in the middle of the afternoon I got a glob of brown cm. I’ve had little bits of very watery brown spotting now and again since but not consistent.

Any doctor I’ve spoken to doesn’t seem to think this is an issue as I’m regular (apart from the period just gone). I get that periods can change but is a half-day period pretty much every month normal? If I was going on percentages, I’d say my periods are 5% normal, red bleeding and 95% brown cm or watery brown spotting. If my lining is good and I have no hormonal problems, I don’t really understand why not much fresh stuff comes out and why it’s mostly old stagnated rubbish, or sometimes just watery (?!). Someone help me out please. Do any of you have periods like this?

physicskate Sat 21-Apr-18 15:03:32

It's probably just because it was anovulatory.

Bubblegum89 Sun 22-Apr-18 00:16:03

They’ve always been rubbish though

TinyBarista Sun 22-Apr-18 09:16:04

I'm pretty much the same, OP. Very brief, mostly brown periods. Been TTC since Nov 16. Again nurse didn't think anything was strange, and now have seen GP to get referred to fertility clinic.

Yesterday I had pelvic ultrasound which showed lining ok, but small cyst on one ovary, think she said dermiod cyst? But obviously need to wait and see what Dr or the clinic say. Soooo frustrating!

Twickerhun Sun 22-Apr-18 09:17:51

I had this, my gynae consultant says it wasn’t a problem to worry about as the ultrasound etc was clear and not to worry. I’m now pg with no 2 so she was right.

Bubblegum89 Sun 22-Apr-18 10:04:18

Thanks ladies, I assumed since I had a good thick lining around the time of my period (as seen on a number of US) that would mean heavier periods as there’s more lining to come away. Obviously not! Congrats on number 2 Twickerhun

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