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possible abnormal bleeding. sorry tmi alert!

(16 Posts)
scaredofwhatshappening Tue 22-Feb-05 12:24:10

sorry if this is tmi but I need someone to put my mind at rest.

I am on the depo provera (sp?) injection. I have been for over a year now. Since then I have had no bleeding or periods.

Anyway on Friday night me and my husband had sex. It was a little incomfortable for some unknown reason but not painful. Anyway, since then I have been bleeding (bright red) continuously, except on sunday it went like a brown sludge (sorry) Monday and today it is bright red again. Its not a profuse amount like a period but I still need to use a panty liner as it can soak through. It doesn't smell so I doubt it is an infection. DH didn't bleed in me either. (sorry again) I am not in pain now, just a little uncomfortable.

Please can someone tell me that everything is ok? I am scared about what is happening to my body.

Flossam Tue 22-Feb-05 12:40:24

I'd say go to doctors. Painful cerivx sounds like it could be an eroded cervix, but don't think that would be associated with quite so much blood. Might be that and a period combined. When is your depo next due? Is it soon?

scaredofwhatshappening Tue 22-Feb-05 12:42:52

its due in a couple of weeks. I have bled lightly after sex a few times before but never this bad. can i get a period on depo after so long? its been over a year since my last one

breeze Tue 22-Feb-05 12:43:34

I would see the doctor, when was your last smear?

scaredofwhatshappening Tue 22-Feb-05 12:44:11

i have never had one i am too scared to have one

HappyMumof2 Tue 22-Feb-05 13:07:02

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breeze Tue 22-Feb-05 13:51:56

echo that, after a baby a smear is nothing. Please go and get it checked out. It could be something very simple that can ge sorted.

scaredofwhatshappening Tue 22-Feb-05 16:36:47

Oh god. I have spent the last half an hour on the toilet I am bleeding that much. Lots and lots of clots. (sorry) Its not painful though. If it was a period then I would be in pain surely? I have suffered with really really bad painful periods since they first started when I was 14 thats why I went on the depo in the end in the hope it would stop them. I've had nothing like this since I started on it

HappyMumof2 Tue 22-Feb-05 16:39:04

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beachyhead Tue 22-Feb-05 16:39:09

phone the doctor as soon as you can and try to get down there ASAP.

HappyMumof2 Tue 22-Feb-05 16:39:38

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scaredofwhatshappening Tue 22-Feb-05 16:44:19

i did wonder that. but i shouldnt have been pregnant on the depo.....i feel so faint.......

SleepyJess Tue 22-Feb-05 16:46:49

Scared... phone NHS Direct 0845 46 47 and have a chAt to them aout what's goiNg oN. I had some strange bleeding the other month and I got put straight through to a nurse (who was also a midwife) who was very helpful... Give them a ring, love.

SJ x

Amanda3266 Tue 22-Feb-05 16:48:14

Don't wait any longer - ring the GP surgery now. Please - if you're bleeding that heavily and feeling faint (even if it's psychosomatic) you shouldn't waste any more time. Chances are that it's either hormonal or a cervical erosion (quite common - and can bleed heavily). It's highly unlikely to be cancer as you'd have had more symptoms than this before now. Get it checked today - even if only to put your mind at rest.

scaredofwhatshappening Tue 22-Feb-05 16:55:29

I just rang the doctor and she said that its probably a period. that even though i had my last injection 2 days late i shouldnt be pregnant as really you area safe til 5 days late. she said to just take paractamol and eat stuff with iron in it

Laylasmum Tue 22-Feb-05 17:09:25

Don't leave it at that though go and see the GP any bleeding after sex should be investigated and as other people have said have that smear and i would suggest some swabs to rule out any latent infection( you could have an infection from years ago thats only now active) or if you've had a previous infection it may not have cleared properly!!!

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