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**TMI** period/blood clots(5 Posts)
I came on yesterday, after delaying my period for around a week, using norethisterone(sp). I have, since this morning had severe stomach cramps & backache, I feel like I am being ripped apart in my abdominal area. I never really suffer from period pains as such, just a dull ache.
After going to the toilet earlier today, I wiped myself & was shocked to see a rather large, what I can only assume bloodclot. About 3 inches in size, I took a photo. I’ve never had anything like that before.
I managed to get in to see a gp, and showed him the photo. Although he agreed it was rather large, he didn’t seem too concerned & I was the one who suggested it could be because I delayed my period, other than that he didn’t really give any explanation of what or why it could be happening!
I feel ok in myself, I’m just in agony. I’ve passed another clot since, but only a small bit. I’m guessing it’s probably just normal?
No medical background so best to seek professional advice but if there's any chance you could be pregnant however remote I would do a test to rule out miscarriage / see if any chance of ectopic pregnancy.
Mine was due to fibroids and regularly had 2 inch clots. Harmless but gave lots of irregular bleeding, heavy periods and clots and eventually had one removed with a small op, other couldn't be removed.
If you continue to be in pain which appears at an abnormal level go back to GP, maybe a different one.
If you are anywhere near menopause age periods start going haywire a few years before and change.
Try the highest allowed dose of ibuprofen.
It should sort out most of the pain and reduce the clots.
It's normal in heavy periods.
Thanks for the replies. Update today, I feel a bit better, don’t feel in as much pain & haven’t passed and more clots. I’m mid 40’s so it’s not impossible that I could be heading towards to menopause.
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