Getting pregnant with period problems

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  1. Sparklegirl

    Sparklegirl Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else managed to successfully get pregnant after having quite bad period problems? I have never had 'good' cycles they have always been difficult. They are irregular, painful and very heavy. When I woke up this morning I had a clot in my knickers the size of the palm of my hand. It was a huge jelly like clot and the worst one I have had so far.

    I am being referred to a gynae for a scan, not sure which one but hopefully a TV scan to see whats happening internally. I am worried that these problems might stop me getting pregnant- has anyone else been through this and had a successful and healthy pregnancy?
     
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    After coming off contraception (14 years on it), my periods were fine for a few months and then went haywire. Terribly painful (throughout whole cycle too), irregular. Turns out I have PCOS and some endometriosis. There's a lot of things that can be done for irregular periods, hopefully these tests and scans will give you some answers and then you can go from there. It may take a while longer, but there's no reason why you shouldn't get there
     
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    Thank you for the glimmer of hope. How did they diagnose the endometriosis? I do think its likely to be that but neither of the ultrasounds have showed anything. I have always been told that they are notoriously bad for detecting it and a TV scan is much better, I am hoping I get one of those.

    This time round the clotting is horrendous, I go for a wee and it just falls into the toilet, I am hating it being so bad. Fingers crossed they can do something, at least I have got a prescription for 5mg Folic Acid so thats a step forward
     
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    No-one was aware until I had a laparoscopy and they saw it through the camera. Mind was "mild" but the pain was excruciating every month, so I can't imagine what you must go through xx
     
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    Is the laparoscopy painful? The pain and clots are getting out of hand, I have been to the doctors since I was 14 with this problem and never taken seriously. This time I started going back again in October and its taken until now to get a referral xx
     
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    It was okay - few days walking around in a bit of pain. I had ovarian drilling at the same time, and that was more painful. Most GPs are bloody useless, I was verrrry lucky to get one which took me seriously so quickly xx
     
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    I work in a GP and asked for opinions on which one to go to in my own surgery and picked this one because she is supposed to be a GP with special interest in gynae but when it comes to me it seems she is without interest! Fingers crossed I get some answers fairly soon. Was everything ok with you, did they give you treatment? xx
     
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    I was on clomid to induce ovulation which made my cycles great, but I still didn't get lucky. Then they sent me for the laparoscopy/drilling (in my opinion it should have been the other way round!). I was then prescribed Metformin (had to ask for it, I know a few people with PCOS who have conceived on it), and got pregnant my first month taking it (also completely changed my diet to no sugar/no carbs to help with insulin and hormones) - which could be a complete coincidence, but still......

    Once the ball is rolling I really hope you don't have to wait too long. From my first referral to the fertility clinic to getting pregnant was 9 months xx
     
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    My doc said not to waste money on OPK and just have sex regularly- bit hard when there are few times Im not bleeding! My diet is better, no junk food like I was eating before and cut out fizzy drinks and I am starting aqua fit & my version of 'swimming' (see: float/sink and treading water in the shallow end!)

    I just hope a specialist will help me to get to a place where I know whats wrong with me and do something about it so we can finally be parents. This is the second period where I have noticed a little place to the left of my belly button that feel like a bruise to the touch but it goes deep into my tummy. No idea what that is but tis tender xx
     
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    I am Sat in floods if tears not knowing what to do for the best. Got up to take the dog out and discovered I've bled right through my night time pad, knickers, pyjamas and bedding including 3 bed sheets and a mattress protector. Sat on the toilet and huge clots came away as soon as I sat down. Bedroom and en suite look like a crime scene, takes me back to being a 14 year old girl. so very unhappy right now. Put a towel under my sheet in a lame bid to try to protect my fairly new mattress from further damage. I'm afraid to go back to sleep. It was everywhere all up the front and back of me I don't even know how that's possible, I feel like a freak of nature. I'm using 2 pads and will end up not sleeping for fear I'm bleeding through again. This post must have been cathartic as I've stopped crying bit it's taken me 15 mins to type through the tears
     
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    Sparkle girl, if the bleeding is that severe I would take yourself to A&E as soon as possible, that sounds like a medical emergency, thats not right to bleed that much. It will also help you see a specialist much sooner, thats if you're in the UK. x
     
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    I worry that I will be wasting their time because the bleeding has slowed down now. Feeling aggrieved that I've been left in this state when I've asked for help before many times. If it's mainly when I'm in bed that it happensit probably won't be an emergency if it's not all the time ? But the idea of seeing a specialist faster would be wonderful. I feel such a fool that last week we thought I was pregnant, what an April fools joke that was. Bad enough not being pregnant but to deal with this horror is so distressing x
     
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    Whether it has slowed down or not I would still get yourself to A&E, bleeding like that is likely to leave you anemic. Take photos of the amount of blood on the bed sheets, pads etc and show it to the hospital. A&E will make you a follow up appointment with a Gynaecologist. x
     
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    I have taken a photograph of the massive clot and all the blood leaked through the pad. It feels gross like they wont want to see it but they have to know what they are dealing with. Cramps are really bad too, I feel a right sorry state x
     
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    Yes take pics of the clots too, they may get a consultant down from gynae to see you in A&E. Are you going today ?, let us know how you get on hun, it sounds absolutely awful for you, you need answers as to what is going on. xx
     
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    I would get to the hospital. That sounds like excessive bleeding.
    I have endometriosis and I have had horrendous pain with it and heavy bleeding (not to that extreme though). It can't be seen on scans unless it has caused a cyst on the ovary (endometriomas). The only way to be sure is a laparoscopy. I had a cyst and also they could tell by the loacation of pain during internal examination that it was likely I had endo.
    A couple of things that helped me. Bee propolis for pain, its a natural anti-inflammatory. Nurofen plus was the only painkiller that worked for me and you can get cyklo-f from boots to help with heavy periods xx
     
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    I will go tomorrow if nothing is improved so I dont feel like a fraud. I work for the NHS and would hate to become one of those people who abuse the service when its really not necessary. I am a little worried that something is wrong though xx
     
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    Thank you for that. The ultrasound is crap for this, I have had 2 and of course it showed nothing. When I went to see the sonographer for my knees, she said she believed it to be endo but a TV scan or the laparoscopy is without a doubt necessary to see for sure if it is. Didnt help that when my GP did and internal her hand slipped so of course I had pain, being stabbed there isnt really a walk in the park! I used to be like this when I was 14 and it only really stopped when I was on the pill for a few years when I was about 23-29ish but for the last 6 years its been pretty bad but this is the worst one I have ever had xx
     
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    A couple of people said that my symptoms sound like a chemical pregnancy, could it be? I was taken by surprise as I had only ovulated 8 days before this monstrosity of a period which sounds like thats not right
     
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    If it is something you have suffered with before then I would think it's a period issue rather than a chemical but hard to know for sure. How are you today? Xx
     

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