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 Let me set this up, because I don't think I had a miscarriage, but other people are telling me I did.

Before March 1st, my last period was around December 6/7 2015.  I've had irregular periods before, and I've gone longer than that before.  I expect clots when I finally do start bleeding, but these clots were BIG.  The one I passed tonight was bigger than the one I had earlier in the week, and it was about the size of a baseball (if it were flat of course).  My mom said it sounded like a miscarriage to her, but to my knowledge she hasn't ever had one.  My husband saw both of them and thinks it was a miscarriage.  I retreived the second one from the toilet and put it in the bathroom sink and picked through it some.  I didn't see any tissue, it jsut looked and felt like jelly (clot). But if I were pregnant, it would have been maybe 1-2 weeks along, apparently not far enough along to have much tissue in the first place, so I'm not sure what is actually going on, and I'm still bleeding quite heavily.

I had very little cramping, though a week or so before I started bleeding, I had some sharp pains on the right side near where I assume my ovary is.  I haven't had much pain or cramping at all since I started bleeding.  At first the bleeding was super light and now it's super heavy, soaking through super tampons about once an hour at one point yesterday, today was much better.  Now that I've passed the big mass of clot like stuff, I'm bleeding hard again.

So.  Any ideas?  Does it warrant calling the doctor yet?  Right now I've only been bleeding for one day more than I normally would on a regular period.  Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Date: March 7th, 2016 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's very possible or it's possible it's a fibroid. If it remains this heavy, I'd give them a call.

Date: March 7th, 2016 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Could be a miscarriage, but sounds more like something along the lines of endometriosis to me. If you were possibly a couple of months along a clot that size could be from a miscarriage where the embryo quit developing early on and the placenta was that clot tissue, (that happened to me once) but at two weeks it would be like a normal clot, you probably wouldn't even know.

Date: March 10th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think I've been tested/evaluated for that. When I had the c-section, the gynecologist said everything looked great and normal.

Date: March 7th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Could be. They can tell with a quick hcg test. If you last had a period in early December, I would check into it.

If it was, you might need extra care, you might not, depending on hcg levels and how your uterus handles the loss.

Please feel free to email or pm with any questions. I've had quite a few.

Date: March 7th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The thing is, I don't think I was even pregnant. I also feel like I'm playing CSI in the bathroom whenever I discover chunks in the potty. I haven't noticed anything other than just dark red, jelly like clots with a little bit of tissue but it looks like stringy membranes, not solid flesh or anything. So I'm just keeping an eye on things, making notes on the calendar, eating lots of iron rich stuff. I'll keep you updated, and I'm so sorry you've had more than one miscarriage.

Date: March 7th, 2016 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the kind words, but I was just saying it to tell you that I've experienced it multiple times, not to garner sympathy :)

It sounds like you are keeping an eye on it. Either way, I hope the next few days are not unpleasant.

Ps : having follow with your dr is only technically important if you want to conceive again soon. I'm just the extra cautious type,


Date: March 8th, 2016 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you have, or have you been tested for PCOS?

ETA because I'm an idiot and posted the comment before I meant to: My periods were once very irregular, and I went a year and a half (or a little over) without one at my longest "dry spell". But prior to that, I had some extreme episodes of bleeding, like you're describing. To the point where I swear I was becoming anemic. It was quite freaky.
Edited Date: March 8th, 2016 12:23 pm (UTC)

Date: March 10th, 2016 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Years ago, Planned Parenthood told me I had it, but they never did any tests to see, they just looked at my symptoms and declared I had it. More recently, my GP did blood work to determine if I did or didn't have it, and she said despite having symptoms, I don't have it in the blood work. So no, but my mother had it and had to have a hysterectomy because of it. She also had trouble conceiving like I did but didn't have the weight problem or the facial hair issues or the irregular periods that I have. Also worth noting, since the bleeding has stopped the weird headaches seem to have stopped too.

As of right now, I'm just going to assume I had a really heavy clotty period. Will ask the doc about it though when I go next time.

Date: March 10th, 2016 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't know it was something that could be diagnosed in the blood. I had a vaginal ultrasound and that was how we discovered it. You might want to look into having one if you can because I'm not doctor but having had all the symptoms you describe, that would be my guess. For me, it got better by cutting down on carbs. Now my periods are like clockwork (which I suppose is a good thing although I had no complaints with not having periods lol).


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