I'm a 52 year old female who has experienced hot flashes for years. I had a very heavy period in June lasting two weeks. July was skipped August moving into Septmenber, I have been expeiencing a peroid that was light the first two weeks but now extremely heavy where changing superplus tampons between 2 and 1 1/2 hours while wearing an overnight pad to catch the overflow. I have been passing multiple blood clots with some as large as 7cm by 2 cm. I have an appointment with a gynecologist on October 6th as that is the earliest I could find for any of the physcians on my PPO. Am I in trouble with these unusually large clots and the heaviness and duration of the flow? Is it safe for me to wait until the 6th of October with the amount I am bleeding? What is normal and what is not? My mother died from pulonary emboli at 46. My father had his first myocardial infarction at my age. I have hypotention, syncope. My last cholesterol was normal. take low dose ASA. dry skin and weight gain
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The bleeding that you describe is not normal. Passing occasional small clots/tissues along with menstrual bleeding is considered to be normal. If they bigger and associated with heavy bleeding, then they could be abnormal and suggestive of underlying serious issues. Do not delay in visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. You might require hormonal and blood work-up to rule out chances of hormonal derangements, bleeding problems, anemia, thyroid hormone dysfunction etc. An ultrasound scan done will help to rule out chances of endometrial hyperplasia, uterine/endometrial polyps, fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, presence of retained products of conception (in case pregnancy is suspected) etc. Treatment as appropriate would be started based on your examination and investigation results. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual symptoms immediately.
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