I am 28 & Mom of 3 children under the age of 5. My last baby was born February 24, 2011. She is now almost 14 months old....when I was only 6 weeks pregnant with her, I had a massive bleed & was diagnosed with a Subchorionic Hematoma.After her birth, at my 6 week post partum checkup my Pap Smear came back abnormal, but I didnt proceed.Since that time, I have not had a regular menstrual period. I had absolutely nothing until last month when I had severe cramping then discharged some black tissue for 2 days before bleeding for 1 day. I have also had other severe symptoms such as; hair loss (handfulls of hair each morning), several abnormal acne all over my body, weight gain w/inability to lose it, cramping, and SEVERE migraines that put me in bed or vomitting. I have finally scheduled an appt with my OB/GYN but I am very concerned. Do you have ideas how the blood clot could be related to my current issues? My on call nurse stated there could be uterine lining issues,like what? Thank you
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The dark menstrual bleeding that you describe could indicate possibilities like old blood, pregnancy, hormonal changes, infections, endometritis, ovarian cysts, use of any medications, cervical problems, etc. Few symptoms can also be attributed to hormonal imbalance. 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 bleeding and symptoms that you describe. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the abnormal bleeding/symptoms 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. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection.
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