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extremely painful and heavy usually with blood clots.

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Me and my partner have been trying to conceive for 18 months now.
My periods have been the same since I was 11, heavy with blood clots, 4 days exactly and every 4 weeks.

in the past four months my periods have changed, they are now every 2 and a half weeks, extremely painful and heavy usually with blood clots.

However, this months it's really light and a day early. Usually i change my tampon every 2-3 hours because I HAVE to.
This period, the first two days I didn't use anything it was so light, the last 2 days i've used a pad and i haven't needed to change it throughout the day or night and there isn't much blood.

It was brownish, with pink and red bits. If that makes sense?

My period stopped last night, so that was 2 days of almost no bleeding and 2 days of light bleeding. first day with intense pain.

my period pains were so bad i expected to wake up and have to run to the bathroom with it being so heavy, but there was almost nothing and it confused the hell out of me.


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replied December 1st, 2013
Menstruation Answer A45229
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Since you have been trying to conceive, please take a pregnancy test and see. If you are not pregnant, then probably moderate to severe anemia due to heavy bleeding has caused less flow this month.

Also, you need to consult your gynecologist to find the cause of heavy bleed : fibroids, adenomyosis (thickening of uterine wall due to the tissue lining the uterine cavity moving into its muscular wall), endometriosis, uterine polyps, hormonal imbalance, thyroid problems and bleeding disorders. These problems can also reduce your chances of conceiving. Hope this helps. Take care!


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