My sister just turned 20 in November, since she was 17 she has had irregular periods, sometimes as many as 3 periods in one month. She has been diagnosed as having cancerous cervical cells but not having the actual cancer yet. Lately she has been complaining of nausea, pains in her lower abdomen, and small black chunks from her vagina. She refuses to go to the doctor because she doesn't have any way to pay the medical bills. I'm not sure what to do or what is causing this but I'm really worried about her. Does anyone know what could be happening, or IS happening?
Does she experience the black chunks only when having her period? If so, they are probably blood clots which some women experience at that time of the month. Unless they are really big and cause a lot of pain when she is passing them, this is nothing to be concerned about.
If, however, she is experiencing them at other times, it can be an indication that she is spotting. Sometimes when a woman spots, there is not enough blood to cause it to flow out normally. By the time it is expelled from the vagina, it is old blood and has darkened to black. Sometimes clots can appear more brown in color.
I suggest that she call the doctor's office. Many times a doctor/ PA/ nurse will tell you over the phone whether they feel that it is urgent that you come into the office. And the information costs nothing. If this does not help, she should look into going to a free clinic in the area or your local health department, where you can have medical checkups and procedures done for a fraction of the regular cost.