Period a week early, 4 days of heavy bleeding and intense pain, help!
I was a week early for my period, I had 2 days of slight spotting the. All of a sudden a heavy bleed. I've been having heavy bleeding for 4 days now with dime sized clots. I've had severe cramps since the heavy bleeding started. Yesterday I started having sharp pain in my lower left quadrant of my abdomen all day. I had to take 1000mg of advil to help and the pain was still there. The sharp pain is not as bad as yesterday but the cramps are still really bad. I have a history of ovarian cysts but I don't see how that could affect the bleeding and cramps. I figured the sharp pain is from a cyst. I'm just starting to feel weak. It's hard to stand cuz the pain is so bad. Anyone experience this? Is this just a really bad cycle?
Go to the doctor! You need to be examined to be properly diagnosed, nobody here can tell you what's the matter, even if they have a medical degree! Especially if you're feeling weak, and since this has been going on for a few days without resolving. If you can't get in quickly to your GP, go to A&E, but get yourself looked at! I hope it turns out to be nothing serious and that you are ok. Let us know how you get on.
Thanks ladies! I called my doctor but since my insurance doesn't cover an office visit I'd have to pay out of pocket. Needless to say I can't afford to do that. I've had some clots on my tampon (tmi I know) but the bleeding is a tiny bit lighter. I keep bleeding through them though. It's crazy because this cycle is so abnormal.
Can't you go to A&E? With a history of ovarian cysts I'd be worried that one had ruptured or something. Have you ever had bleeding like this before? Is it even remotely like your normal periods? Surely you can seek medical help in an emergency regardless of insurance? (sorry if that's a stupid question, I'm in the UK, I don't know how it all works in the US) Please don't just 'wait it out', even if it's nothing as serious as a ruptured cyst, such heavy bleeding is not good for you and can make you pretty poorly.
Yes I can go to the ER at a hospital. My husband hates when I say I need to go so I always feel like I can't or that I shouldn't because there's no need for me to go. There's nothing that can be done for a ruptured cyst except pain management. The pain isnt quite as bad now. I've just been lying on the couch all afternoon. My husband is home now, I've told him I feel weak and when I tried to sit up I could only do so briefly because I felt like I was going to passout, so I had to lie back down
We have two kids so it's hard for us to just go to the hospital as I do not feel like I could drive at the moment. He's been telling me to drink water to tryto get my fluid levels up. Just hoping that works cuz hes already frustrated. Our 2 year old isn't happy at the moment.
Is there any way you could be having MC? I have no experience of it myself but I have read things on here which sound similar to what you are going through. I defo think you should go to the ER, what if this could potentially cause long term damage? Sorry if this makes you worry as its not my intention
Honestly we chart to avoid fertile days but I guess anything is possible. I never really thought of it as a possibility because we've avoided fertile days
When I went to the restroom earlier the bleeding seems to be finally easing up. After four days of extremely heavy bleeding it better be easing up! Normally I have heavy bleeding for 1 day and it's only half as heavy as it's been this cycle is nowhere near like my typical cycles. that's the part that has worried me so much.
I haven't even thought about this as being the cause for my "early" periods but I'm being monitored for the possibility of having luteal phase defect. Since I'm not actively trying to get pregnant yet the doula I've been seeing to monitor my cycles since we're doing NFP. Apparently I might either have a problem with my eggs maturing and releasing like they should or it's just my body isn't producing enough progesterone. I never knew I had this problem till I started charting so it's a miracle I've had two kids already.
So when my husband and I get to the point next fall when we're ready to start trying we'll have to have testing done first to see which the problem is.
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