My normal menstruation is every 3 weeks, lasts 7 days, no more no less. The insane menstrual cramping starts 2 days before I start bleeding and normally stops on day 2 of bleeding. I was diagnosed with a bicornate uterus last year if that means anything.
Well I started my period on Thurs, 7/22 (10 days ago) and I'm bleeding heavy. I have small chunks sometimes which is normal for me. I have had keel-over pain since Tuesday 7/20 and they have not stopped. I can't much say if the pain is more or less than normal because severe pain is "normal" for me. I have gone through one box of tampons already and I'm on my second box. For the past year as it were, I have been more prone to fainting spells too. My last fainting spell happened at my friends house on my last period about 3 weeks ago.
As far as sex life, my bf and I are rediculously active but we do use contraception. We always check condoms for holes/rips before we throw them away and we haven't come across a torn one yet. So, we're pretty confident I'm not pregnant. I haven't taken a test yet, honestly, I'm kind of scared. So I guess I have a couple questions:
Can an active sex life affect menstruation at all?
If this is a miscarriage, would a pregnancy test pick it up as positive for pregnant?
If yes, then would a pregnancy test prove that I could be miscarrying?
What are symptoms of miscarrying?
Last but not least, I'm a clean freak when it comes to my privates. I wash my hands and nails before doing so, but I clean myself twice daily because I have a phobia for infections. Anyway, when I was cleaning myself tonight, I pushed my fingers in as far as I could and I can feel a hard almost-golf-ball-sized lump (I guess this has to do with fertility depending on if its hard or soft?) Plus I tried to find diagrams online to find out what that lump is (I know all females have it) and I can't find any diagrams that shows a lump. Anyway when I was cleaning, I noticed what seem to feel like a hole. Since I clean myself constantly, I have never noticed this "hole" before but could it be significant as to why I'm bleeding so much and for so long?
inkdpaws, I do not know what is going on this cycle but you should really see your doctor. It is not normal to be suffering like this. It is normally quite easy to control PMS, cycles and bleeding with birth control pills.
The 'ball' you are feeling is your cervix. It feels like the tip of your nose. The little hole in the middle is the canal that goes into your uterus. This is where sperm goes in to make you pregnant and cervical mucus, menstrual flow and babies come out at other times.
If it does not get better soon, see your dioctor. There is no reason to put yourself through this.
Try to use pads and not tampons...I have been on my period for 3 months non stop and for 2 weeks I was having bad pains and someone told me to stop useing tampons for a little bit and it help a little!!! Also the chunks might be blood clots ( I think I spelled that right) but anyway it is okay to have them!!!!