I had a miscarriage 12wks ago I was 28 weeks, had what was called a placenta abruption. my OB put me on sprintec this is my first time using this birth control, I just finish my first pack. Now I got my first period after after the miscarriage, I am bleeding so heavy with a lot of clots. I have to change pads every hour and they are soaked all the way through. I have never bled so heavily before.I don't know if I'm hemorrhaging or maybe its the birth control pills causing it.
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Heavy bleeding with presence of clots could indicate possibility of retained products in uterus (after miscarriage). If you had been sexually active without protection during the first few weeks of birth control pill use, chances of repeat pregnancy and probable ongoing miscarriage are also possible. Other possibilities include hormonal derangements, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial hyperplasia, bleeding disorder (could be precipitated by birth control use), etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal dark vaginal bleeding that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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