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Postby confusedchic » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:55 pm

I've been having a period for almost a month now. My periods have been pretty normal in the past, so it concerns me a little. I am on birth control. Nexplanon. However, I've been on it for years and never had a problem. I wasn't even considering seeing the doctor because I was like it's probably a cyst or hormones, but my family was like it's not normal see the doctor. So I saw the doctor (well, his nurse practitioner) and I explained what was happening and I had blood drawn. I go back to see her for a PAP this coming up Monday.

My symptoms are confusing where I don't know how to explain it well. The bleeding has went down. It's now between a spotting and light period. Sometimes just clots come out, but they are small. It goes between bleeding and times there is gooey blood...I guess discharge. I have a deep pain in my stomach when I have sex. This is new. As far as pelvic pain, it's weird. I wouldn't say it's pain. It's like a full, tightness I guess. Sometimes I have slight pain, but it's not in an isolated place.
I'm not sure if this symptom is connected, but there have been a few nights in the past where my uterus would cramp so bad it would wake me up.

I decided to post on here because I need to talk about it, but I don't want to bother or worry my friends or family about it.

My neighbor has me worried a little more than I probably should because I was talking to her about what was going on and she said that I need to take it seriously because she had similar issues and it turned out she had uterine cancer and had to have a hysterectomy around my age. I'm 21 about to be 22. I do get worried about cancer at times because it definitely runs in my family. However, I do prepare for the worse for things so I can handle it if it actually comes.
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Re: Menstrual issues

Postby Holodeck » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:35 pm

It's likely not a huge deal. Like you said it could easily be something like a hormone issue. Sucks having to wait for tests though. Sorry if it's putting a damper on your weekend.
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Re: Menstrual issues

Postby Jellybeanery » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:02 am

I know this is old, and you will likely not come back to see this, but I really hope you went to the doctors to find out what is going on.

I had a similar experience (I had my "period" for 3 weeks, abdominal pain, and eventually a fever and vomiting). My mom called 911 and when I got to the hospital the doctors said had I not come in I would have died from blood loss. They did a series of tests and ultrasounds (internal and external), they had to use a catheter, give me morphine for the pain, and medication to make me stop vomiting. Turned out I had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). I was in the hospital for a week getting IV antibiotics and blood transfusions. I was 18 at the time and I am most likely infertile because of it. If not, if I ever do get pregnant, I have a high chance of it being ectopic.

This is not just a hormone problem. Excessive vaginal/uterine bleeding is not normal and should be taken seriously. It could be a number of serious things (ectopic pregnancy, PID, cancer, etc.).

I really hope you got medical help and the issue has gone away and is not serious.
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