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Periods TMI sorry in advance!

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Elj2628 Wed 14-Sep-16 14:51:09

Hello ladies!!
So as the subject says sorry in advance for any TMI!
Cutting the whole story short, I've been on my period for 15 days nowangry I've been to the docs he prescribed tranexamic acid (can only take 3 a day on four days of bleeding cycle and take a few days before) I explained I've never had a period this long before and haven't changed or stopped then re-started with my Noridy pill! Has anyone had a period this long before? Besides the normal mood swings, bloating etc I feel obviously unhygienic and have really heavy flow and large clots, bad pain and I'm knackered! I explained all this to the doctor and he said the contraception pill I'm on can cause a heavy flow and irregular periods but like I'd explained to him this has never happened before. I'm not sure to even make an appointment again it'll be the same doctor as the one I've already seen or I'll be waiting a month to see a different doctor or female doctor (my doctors are rubbish with appoiments, fully aware under staffed and under paid etc!). I'm getting concerned I must admit and defiantly had enough of being on my period!!

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 14-Sep-16 16:33:00

I would register with another practice now if your current surgery is being run poorly.

Bleeding like this is not normal. I would like to know why no-one has referred you to a gynaecologist for further evaluation; fibroids for instance can cause such heavy bleeding to arise. Endometriosis can also cause pain and flooding too. Both should be looked for in your case.

Pills like transexamic acid only address the symptoms (and it has not worked in your case), not the cause. You need to determine what the cause is and you will need to be persistent in order to get answers.

applestraws Wed 14-Sep-16 16:44:31

I've had a little read online about fibroids and endometriosis sounds a little daunting I must admit! But I agree I think I'll need to be persistent! Thank you for your advice!

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