I'm 37 and about 7 weeks ago started depo provera to help manage problems with cramping and bleeding due to uterine fibroids that were recently diagnosed. I started my first period after the injections and attached to one of my used tampons was a some bloody tissue. It had blood around it but inside it looked like a small white worm - maybe like a garden grub. Should I be concerned or is this type of tissue something that could be associated with fibroids and/or depo provera?
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Occasional passing of endometrial tissues along with menstrual bleeding is considered to be normal. Observe your periods for 2-3 cycles, and visit your doctor/gynecologist if you have abnormal bleeding/periods. If foul smell or itching etc are associated, it could indicate possibility of infection. If symptoms are getting worse, or if you develop any new/abnormal symptoms, report them to your treating doctor/gynecologist at the earliest. 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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