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Is this a gynae emergency (or am I just being melodramatic)?!

(49 Posts)
Pruni Tue 02-Aug-05 19:31:51

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Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:34:05

What protection are you using? Pads or Tampax? If Tampax I would use two. If you are still bleeding through two in a couple of hours then I would call NHS Direct.

giraffeski Tue 02-Aug-05 19:35:24

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Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:35:43

I do suffer with heavy periods and have to use two tampax. 95% of the time I have the clots too, some times as big as golf balls accompanied by some cramps.

Pruni Tue 02-Aug-05 19:36:23

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Janbo25 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:36:27

i'd probably give nhs direct a call to at least make you feel better

daisy1999 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:36:40

If you're passing clots I would call NHS direct.

edodgy Tue 02-Aug-05 19:37:38

my friend had this once she bled so heavily she came through to the chair she was sitting on she went to a gyno clinic and they said it was a type of menstural hemmoridge apparently it can happen for no reason whatsover but they like to check it out to make sure that you aren't pregnant or mc or that you're not loosing too much blood. Maybe if its still as heavy tommorrow you could go to the clinic or contact nhs direct to be on the safe side.

Pruni Tue 02-Aug-05 19:37:53

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stitch Tue 02-Aug-05 19:38:31

as a general rule, i tend to use a tampon and a pad. that way, definitly no leaks.

potty1 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:38:42

Pruni - I used to have heavy periods and still have the odd one like this. I can get through a Super Plus Tampon and huge towel in about 15 minutes and I mean soaked through. For me it usually lasts about a couple of hours and I find that if I get up and about, rather than sitting that whilst the bleeding is very heavy, it seems to be over with sooner IYSWIM.

Hope it's just a one-off and is over soon.

stitch Tue 02-Aug-05 19:39:32

the problem with nhs direct is that they almost always end up panicking you and sending you to hospital in an ambulance

Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:39:45

Clots im told are normal. Its merely the lining of the womb coming away. If I were to use a lillet on its own on my first few days of bleeding i most certainly wouldnt be able to leave the house either. I would ring NHS direct just to put your mind at rest but I think you will find that this is just a bad period.

potty1 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:40:56

I pass huge clots too and have soaked through to the sofa (that once happened at a friend's house, very embarrassing )

daisy1999 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:41:33

agree stitch,they are a bit useless now I come to think of it!!
Pruni if you're worried could you call A & E and ask for advice?

anchovies Tue 02-Aug-05 19:41:34

That is so true stitch!

May just be a strangely heavy one, it has happened to me before, it was quite scary but calmed down very quickly.

potty1 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:42:57

Geez...... what we have to put up with!?!

You OK Pruni?

Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:44:12

Ugg! Here we go. Insert them side by side and push the applicators up at the same time. Relax the muscles else they dont go in properly. Before I get any remarks about the size of me bits and pieces, Ill have you know that I have a small spectrum, speculator or what ever they call it inserted for the purpose of taking a smear. If you can get a babies head through there, you can sure as hell get two tampax up there

Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:46:21

Oh and make sure they are super or superplus absorbency.

essbee Tue 02-Aug-05 19:47:03

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Pruni Tue 02-Aug-05 19:48:42

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potty1 Tue 02-Aug-05 19:48:49

The two tampax thing isn't recommended but if you do go ahead with it tie the ends of the strings together afterwards. Don't want any repeat of the lost tampax thread do we?!

Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:49:13

Esbee, Did you have pain with it. Im told that H comes with severe pain and literally a flood of blood, like you wee'd yourself.

Littlestarsweeper Tue 02-Aug-05 19:51:53

I know what you mean Potty but needs must and Ive been doing this for years and have been quite ok with it. S'pose there is the mooncup alternative but that is a whole different thread

essbee Tue 02-Aug-05 19:52:12

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