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Just wondered if anybody could please give me some advice. I have had worse cramps than normal and am bleeding way way more than I usually do with quite a bit of clotting (and they feel like quite big ones.. ugghh!). Am leaking all over the place and daren't go out.
Will this pass?! Do I need to worry or is it just a very heavy period? I have never experienced anything like this before. Am 44.
At 44 you are possibly going into peri menopause. Heavy bleeds can be common but keep a record and ask your GP for meds to control the bleeding if it keeps happening. The clotting is actual 'good'- blood is supposed to clot if it's behaving normally! Do you mean you see clots when you go to the loo or they are on your san pro?
Thanks for the replies. I can feel the blood clots, they feel massive when they are passing through. I haven't been able to leave the house today and am spending every half hour on the toilet pretty much. Going through tampons and pads like nobody's business!
Am not sure how I'm going to get through the night!
That is a lot of bleeding. I know it gets trotted out a lot on here, but I’d call 111 for advice; I seem to recall a similar thread and the OP needed to go to A&E (not to alarm you). Regardless of their advice, try and keep a record of how often you are flooding a pad in case you need treatment, even if it is a non-urgent trip to your GP further down the line.
Hi op, this happened me lately. Every day I thought it would stop, and it didn't. After three weeks non stop, I had bloods done, and was put on iron and Cyklokapron x 10 days to stop the bleeding. It resumed shortly after the ten days, and I've since had a D&C and a Mirena coil inserted. I am 45 and the blood tests didn't indicate peri-menopause. Do see a doctor if it continues and/or happens again next month. I found it debilitating and exhausting, and a terrible intrusion on everyday life.
This is how the diagnosis of my fibroids happened. Suddenly at the fag end of one cycle I started bleeding like total mad with clots of the size of my palm! Anyways to cut long story short, had myomectomy then periods returned to slightly manageable stage, although insanely heavy on my 2nd and 3rd day. But lately it was stretching to 12-13 days of bleeding although lighter. So i bit the bullet today and inserted the Mirena.
BTW I am also 45 and have been told many times by many kind sounding GPs that this is very common.