|01-06-2011, 08:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Heavy Period w/lots of clotting
I am 33 and was diagnosed about a year ago with PCOS. I have never had normal periods, ever. Durring my teens I had about 9 a year. In my 20's I would have about 4 a year, and not in my 30's I am having about 1 period a year.
I asked my obgyn to check my for PCOS 2 years ago and she stated there was no way I had PCOS. My family Dr requested she do the test last fall becasue he was suspicoius, due to a skin problem I was having. I tested positive. My obgyn gave me metformin and birthcontrol and sent me on my way. She didnt go into detail and I wasnt referred to an Endocrinologist.
Last month, after some great sex with my hubby, I noticed a very scant about of blood. I assumed it was from the fun we had had the night before. lol
This month we had sex and the day after I began, what I thought was my once a year 'normal for me' period. Day 2 of this period, I began having large blood clots and heavy bleeding. I am on day 6 and am still having extreemly heavy flow and lots of clotting. I have had a miscarriage, and the bleeding is not quite as bad as that one, but the clotting is way worse. Slight cramping, not painful enough to take tylenol.
I do take 250 mg split does of Cyclosporine daily.
I dont want any more children, 2 is perfect!
Should I see and Endo?
Is this clotting 'normal'?
|01-07-2011, 10:06 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Don't know about normal
but I have lots of clotting. I bleed after sex and pass clots constantly throughout the month. My period is also full of clots. This got better with a strict diet which I let slip over the holidays. I'm now suffering because of it and have been clotting/bleeding for two weeks now (not period). I think what helped me was a combo of Metformin and low carb/low fat/high protein diet. It was when I stopped with the diet that everything went to heck.
I always recommend an Endo and a Nutritionist. Gyno's just don't seem equipped to fully treat us.
|01-07-2011, 12:15 PM||#3|
If it's a once a year period, it could be a heavy period from the lack of having periods, and could just be lining that was built up. If it doesn't get better in a few days (10 days max) I would call at the minimum your Gyno, to see what they think. Although if you have PCOS, they might just tell you that is normal for only bleeding once a year, and may not be too concerend about it.
Elly (29) Joe (30)
3 Fur Monsters Ozzie (1) Mack (4) Narah (6)
PCOS Dx 11/2008 /TTC Since 06/2007
Supplements: 2000 Met XR, 3000 Biotin, 62mcg Synthroid, 2000 Vitamin D, Calcium, Active Vitamin, 30mg Phentermine (for weight loss) - started 07/18
2009 - 3 Round Of Clomid/2IUI's - BFN
2010 - Thyroid Tested 5.1
2011 - Thyroid Normal 1.63!!
7/2011 - HSG Showed No Leakage Both Tubes Blocked