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TMI - Fibroids and HUGE period blood clot

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WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 18:51:32

My periods have been getting heavier, and eventually a couple of scans revealed 1 have two fibroids, one inside my womb, and they're growing.

My consultant said we can watch and wait.

The last 2 months my periods had got slightly lighter. But this month is bad again. It started last Friday with a "normal" period. Then it lightened up. This afternoon it got heavier again, but it's bright red blood, not like "period" blood.

I've had a couple of large clots. Then just now I went to the loo and the BIGGEST thing you've ever seen fell out of me. It looked like raw liver. It was about 6cm long, and not all flat, but more rounded. Like a ball of liver. I've never given birth so this has to be the biggest thing that's ever come out of me. It was unreal.

What the fuck do I do?

Do I call someone? I'm really scared.

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 19:05:59

I rang 111 and they're going to get the out of hours GP to call me in the next two hours.

I'm really scared. I nearly kept the clot, but it was so messy I didn't. I'd been pressing loo paper against my bits, so I just caught it in my hand. It was so big.

Glitterandunicorns Thu 14-Jun-18 19:13:27

Oh OP, that does sound a bit scary. I can't give any advice, but offer a hand-hold. I hope a GP can call you soon and help you. thanks

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:16:33

Update! 111 got a GP to call me and she sent to me the local hospital for a check up. The Dr there was lovely and really reassuring. It's just a blood clot.

I'm to see my own GP and get the Mirena coil, and discuss my other options. I'm also to take my Transmexic or whatever it's called Acid stuff to limit the bleeding.

As I'm 47, the menopause is on the horizon, which will cure this, so I could just wait it out.

But, I'll live. 🤞🏻

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:17:09

@Glitterandunicorns Thankbyiu for your lovely kind post. ☺️

LineRunners Thu 14-Jun-18 22:19:24

Oh goodness, I had this. It's a shock. Glad you're ok and home flowers

Temporaryanonymity Thu 14-Jun-18 22:21:50

I get them this size. I warn you now, tranemaxic acid (or whatever it is called) works by clotting the blood so I have huge ones, sometimes the size of a tangerine.

Canwejustrelaxnow Thu 14-Jun-18 22:22:04

Glad you've been seen to brew

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:25:03

@LineRunners Thank you! Did you have fibroids? What did you do?

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:27:00

@Temporaryanonymity Yes! This was like a tangerine. I'd taken a couple of Acid things a few days ago - did that cause this?

I don't know what to do, really. Can I have the coil with fibroids still in situ? Or should I try and have them taken out first?

I was planning on just watching and waiting, but I can't cope with this. It's horrible.

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Thu 14-Jun-18 22:27:37

It’s bloody (‘scuse the pub) awful isn’t it, I really do sympathise. I’m currently on blood thinners and my periods, as well as resulting in something that wouldn’t look out of place in the movie Carrie, have been presenting me with blood clots the size and shape of slugs (sorry all - rather graphic) and indeed the consistency of raw liver.

I hope they settle down for you, or they deal with the root cause (the fibroids I guess?) soon.

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:27:38

@Canwejustrelaxnow Thank you ☺️

Temporaryanonymity Thu 14-Jun-18 22:30:32

Yes I think that is the cause. I use a mooncup so you can imagine it gets full quickly. The cup has taught me that the colour and consistency of the blood varies each day of my period. It's red red some days, dark almost black towards the end.

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:32:16

@CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger You poor thing! I'd never thought about blood thinners affecting periods, but I guess it makes sense.

It's that hideous feeling when they cone out too. shudder!I was talking to DS2 the other day and had to stop mid-sentence because I suddenly felt this weird sensation...

I really wish I'd name-changed for this.

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:34:06

@Temporaryanonymity It must be horrible with a moo cup. It's horrible with tampons. Oh it's just horrible period full stop.

Do you have fibroids?

KatyMac Thu 14-Jun-18 22:34:31

Do you always bleed a lot with fibroids? I'm having a scan for them on Saturday but it's not one of my symptoms (currently)

Temporaryanonymity Thu 14-Jun-18 22:35:58

Fibroids? I don't know. What are the signs?

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:37:57

@KatyMac I think it depends where the fibroids are. They can be inside the womb and that increases the whole surface area of the womb, leading to heavier and much longer periods.

Or they can be inside the lining or on the outside wall, which causes different symptoms.

PolkerrisBeach Thu 14-Jun-18 22:38:22

You do not have to cope with this!!!

I'm a year younger than you and had a hysterectomy 18 months ago because of fibroids. I had the Mirena which worked for a short while, but the fibroids kept growing and pushed it out of the way. Tranexamic acid does help but can only do so much.

I quite frankly got so ill and so fucked off with the flooding, the changing tampons every hour and still needing to use a towel too, the anaemia, the general shit-ness of it all.

Hysterectomy is the end of hte line when it comes to treatment but I'm so glad I did it and I'm so glad I don't have periods any more. Are you really prepared to put up with this for another decade.

Back to the GP. Ask for a gynae referral. Explore your options. Don't be fobbed off with the "it's normal" stuff. Good luck.

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:39:33

The main symptom of fibroids is bastard periods!

KatyMac Thu 14-Jun-18 22:42:04

Hmm my periods are not awful at all - a bit clotty and 3-4 days - with bleeding mid month, but that's quite light

Poop! Another diagnosis bites the dust

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:44:01

@PolkerrisBeach Thank you!! It's nice to hear from someone who's been through this because it is awful.

My gynae bloke said I could have a hysterectomy only after they'd tried the coil and maybe a smaller op first, as it's harder to get hysterectomies agreed to by the NHS now. But yes, I'd love one I think.

These periods are wiping me out every month. It takes so long to feel normal again and then boom, all that blood gone and back to feeling exhausted, washed out, and paranoid about flooding through my clothes.

EatSleepRantRepeat Thu 14-Jun-18 22:46:09

Ive been there - palm-sized clots and flooding. The clots are because you're bleeding so much that it is clotting before you get to pass it. Ive tried varying treatments at different times - resection via hysteroscopy, Esmya to shrink the fibroids, mirena coil, tranexamic acid and norothisterone. Esmya was great as it was temporary menopause but the max they allow for that was 6 months. It finally got under control after having a uterine fibroid embolisation followed by another mirena coil - it was bloody painful op but gave me light to normal periods for around 2 years before i started to grow new fibroids, which felt worth it to me. Hope your gp gives you a good gynae referral and lots of treatment options!

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:47:39

@KatyMac You might have them in s place that doesn't cause so much bleeding? Mine are right inside the womb, which means they don't hurt (touch wood) but they do bleed.

It's good you're getting a scan. Be prepared, they use the wand that goes up your fanny! And they are VERY thorough. shock

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 14-Jun-18 22:50:20

@EatSleepRantRepeat Thanks for posting. I'm sorry you've gone through this too. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

How was the op painful?

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