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Excessive menstrual bleeding with pain and clots,No right diagnosis,unexplained,help

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  • Posted By: neha2006sh
  • September 26, 2010
  • 04:08 AM

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I experienced very heavy bleeding with clots but no pain 1 year after the start of my menstrual cycle at the age of 11 yrs. Before that I had normal periods but heavy white milky discharge from vagina with no smell. Again my periods returned to normal from next month but once on each of 5 days of period I start getting one big clot.

This continued for 6 months, then one month I didn't got any period. Next month again I experienced very heavy bleeding with clots and pain too this time.From next month I again start bleeding normally but then I started getting clots 5 to 6 times a day.All clots were of sizes 3 to 4 cm.

This continued again for 6 months, then next month again I got very heavy bleeding with clots and pain.From next month in addition to clots, I got an increased bleeding too but no pain which continued for again 6 months.

Then next month again I got very heavy bleeding with clots and very excessive pain. From that time, I am continuously getting very heavy bleeding with clots and pain.

Now in every yearly cycle one problem adds to all this.

Presently at the age of 22, I get very heavy bleeding of approx 15 ml per hour with very heavy multiple clots of 4-5 cm size every hour in night too, accompanied with fever, low blood pressure, back and muscle pain, generation of gas and acidity in lower abdomen, weakness, dizziness, inflammation in hands and legs.The bleeding also occurs not continuously in drops but instantly all at once in an hour.

Apart from this the white discharge also continues throughout the month and converts to black foul smelling discharge with very strong full body muscle pain 2 to 3 days before and after the periods.

The most interesting part of the problem is that there is no abnormality found in Pelvic Ultrasound and full blood smear test, and my body recovers blood loss so rapidly that my haemoglobin is still 13.5 and remains the same. But the week becomes horrible to bear since I cannot sleep for a moment otherwise the pain becomes unbearable. Any medicine if taken effects only for 1 or atmost 2 months. From 3rd month the medicine creates no effect on me and cycle returns to present condition.

Please help, I consulted best doctors in India for this unexplained problem but none could provide a right solution.
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  • :mad::mad:I experienced very heavy bleeding with clots but no pain 1 year after the start of my menstrual cycle at the age of 11 yrs. Before that I had normal periods but heavy white milky discharge from vagina with no smell. Again my periods returned to normal from next month but once on each of 5 days of period I start getting one big clot.This continued for 6 months, then one month I didn't got any period. Next month again I experienced very heavy bleeding with clots and pain too this time.From next month I again start bleeding normally but then I started getting clots 5 to 6 times a day.All clots were of sizes 3 to 4 cm.This continued again for 6 months, then next month again I got very heavy bleeding with clots and pain.From next month in addition to clots, I got an increased bleeding too but no pain which continued for again 6 months.Then next month again I got very heavy bleeding with clots and very excessive pain. From that time, I am continuously getting very heavy bleeding with clots and pain.Now in every yearly cycle one problem adds to all this.Presently at the age of 22, I get very heavy bleeding of approx 15 ml per hour with very heavy multiple clots of 4-5 cm size every hour in night too, accompanied with fever, low blood pressure, back and muscle pain, generation of gas and acidity in lower abdomen, weakness, dizziness, inflammation in hands and legs.The bleeding also occurs not continuously in drops but instantly all at once in an hour.Apart from this the white discharge also continues throughout the month and converts to black foul smelling discharge with very strong full body muscle pain 2 to 3 days before and after the periods.The most interesting part of the problem is that there is no abnormality found in Pelvic Ultrasound and full blood smear test, and my body recovers blood loss so rapidly that my haemoglobin is still 13.5 and remains the same. But the week becomes horrible to bear since I cannot sleep for a moment otherwise the pain becomes unbearable. Any medicine if taken effects only for 1 or atmost 2 months. From 3rd month the medicine creates no effect on me and cycle returns to present condition.Please help, I consulted best doctors in India for this unexplained problem but none could provide a right solution.:confused:have they tried putting you on birth control pills?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2010
    • 05:52 AM
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  • Hi, I’ve a problem that has several characteristics that match what you are dealing with. It wasn’t exactly the same, but who knows… maybe I can help you with my story. I had normal periods with 0 cramps all my life until the birth of my first child. Everything changed!! I was having horrible cramps and major bleeding with blood clots that were disturbingly large! I also noticed that I would become very easily aggravated and lashed out in ways I had never done before.After several of this “new” kind of period, I suddenly started having periods that were like my normal pre- childbirth ones. This concerned me but I just made a note of it and carried on. After a few months the periods from “***l” came back. This time I wanted an answer and I wanted these periods to stop!I saw my OBGYN and he listened to me and informed me that the problem was that I wasn’t ovulating. He said that when I had the sever periods were months that I didn’t ovulate. He didn’t seem too worried. He told me that in order to remain healthy and fertile; I would need to make sure I had at least 3 periods from ovulation a year. He didn’t offer much help with the symptoms, just a pat on the back and a promise that I would be fine. :rolleyes: He set me up with pills that would induce ovulation and told me that I needed to take one every 4 months. That was an answer, but wow I just couldn’t imagine dealing with these horrific periods 8 times a year!! :confused:The very next month I was having sever problems with very heavy bleeding, cramps that felt like labor pains, and I actually got so frustrated with my husband that I threw a cordless phone at him. OMG!! Thank God he ducked… it left a very large hole in the closet door that was behind him. :eek:That was it... I was not dealing with this anymore. I’ll never forget the phone call I made. It was New Year’s Eve around noon and I got the doctors answering service. Within a few minutes I got a phone call and it was a woman. She was the only female Dr. in their group. I was boo hoo crying telling her that I nearly killed my husband, I was bleeding, cramping, and I needed help! She was so sweet… she said that when you don’t ovulate you have lots of clotting and the chemicals that are released to deal with passing those clots cause pains that do feel like labor pains, and they cause you to have the mood changes that I was having. She also added that there was a medicine that would have me feeling better in 20 minutes. It stopped the chemicals that form the clots, so the clots don’t happen therefore the chemicals to help the clots pass don’t get released, therefore my mood doesn’t change… and my husband gets to live!! WOW that’s when it hit me that there is no reason to have a male OBGYN, when you know that a woman not only knows what you are going through, but she cares in a way a man just can’t. (Not his fault, just the way people from Mars are made) The medicine is Naproxen Sodium. I swear within 20 minutes I was the old me again. Everything she said would happen did and I was so happy! SO… maybe you aren’t ovulating.. And please give the Naproxen Sodium a shot. What I had was prescription strength, but not a narcotic. Aleve is the same medicine but I’m not sure if it would work at the strength that you can get over the counter. I really hope it helps.I am so sorry you have had to deal with this for so long!! You must be one strong woman. :) Oh and BTW, I quit having those periods within a few months. I guess my body was just readjusting after 9 months being pregnant. Lots of Luck!!
    fluttergirl 2 Replies
    • September 26, 2010
    • 08:21 PM
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  • have they tried putting you on birth control pills?Ya! many times, :( Infact every doctor I visited did this thing very first. Two months back I have been put on "femilon" tablet that contained "desogestrel and ethinylestradiol." but it made me get blod spots 15 days before my actual cycle. On my actual cycle time, however, it doesn't created any effect.
    neha2006sh 4 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 05:52 PM
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  • Hi, I’ve a problem that has several characteristics that match what you are dealing with. It wasn’t exactly the same, but who knows… maybe I can help you with my story. I had normal periods with 0 cramps all my life until the birth of my first child. Everything changed!! I was having horrible cramps and major bleeding with blood clots that were disturbingly large! I also noticed that I would become very easily aggravated and lashed out in ways I had never done before.After several of this “new” kind of period, I suddenly started having periods that were like my normal pre- childbirth ones. This concerned me but I just made a note of it and carried on. After a few months the periods from “***l” came back. This time I wanted an answer and I wanted these periods to stop!I saw my OBGYN and he listened to me and informed me that the problem was that I wasn’t ovulating. He said that when I had the sever periods were months that I didn’t ovulate. He didn’t seem too worried. He told me that in order to remain healthy and fertile; I would need to make sure I had at least 3 periods from ovulation a year. He didn’t offer much help with the symptoms, just a pat on the back and a promise that I would be fine. :rolleyes: He set me up with pills that would induce ovulation and told me that I needed to take one every 4 months. That was an answer, but wow I just couldn’t imagine dealing with these horrific periods 8 times a year!! :confused:The very next month I was having sever problems with very heavy bleeding, cramps that felt like labor pains, and I actually got so frustrated with my husband that I threw a cordless phone at him. OMG!! Thank God he ducked… it left a very large hole in the closet door that was behind him. :eek:That was it... I was not dealing with this anymore. I’ll never forget the phone call I made. It was New Year’s Eve around noon and I got the doctors answering service. Within a few minutes I got a phone call and it was a woman. She was the only female Dr. in their group. I was boo hoo crying telling her that I nearly killed my husband, I was bleeding, cramping, and I needed help! She was so sweet… she said that when you don’t ovulate you have lots of clotting and the chemicals that are released to deal with passing those clots cause pains that do feel like labor pains, and they cause you to have the mood changes that I was having. She also added that there was a medicine that would have me feeling better in 20 minutes. It stopped the chemicals that form the clots, so the clots don’t happen therefore the chemicals to help the clots pass don’t get released, therefore my mood doesn’t change… and my husband gets to live!! WOW that’s when it hit me that there is no reason to have a male OBGYN, when you know that a woman not only knows what you are going through, but she cares in a way a man just can’t. (Not his fault, just the way people from Mars are made) The medicine is Naproxen Sodium. I swear within 20 minutes I was the old me again. Everything she said would happen did and I was so happy! SO… maybe you aren’t ovulating.. And please give the Naproxen Sodium a shot. What I had was prescription strength, but not a narcotic. Aleve is the same medicine but I’m not sure if it would work at the strength that you can get over the counter. I really hope it helps.I am so sorry you have had to deal with this for so long!! You must be one strong woman. :) Oh and BTW, I quit having those periods within a few months. I guess my body was just readjusting after 9 months being pregnant. Lots of Luck!!For how many months you took the medicine? How much dose you took? Did this tablet helped in ovulating or your body readjusted itself to ovulation after sometime?I guess Aleve is some kind of painkiller. I would surely try it. I had taken painkillers before too when I got a lot frustrated, or sometimes when there is some urgency for me to go to work. But I mostly took either Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. Still I always tried to avoid these drugs because if on current period they worked, on the next one the situation worsens. And also if on current period one tablet effects for a day, then on the next month it worked only for 12 hours, and taking it regularly on every period, it starts uneffecting me.Hope this may work, but please tell me the dosage.
    neha2006sh 4 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 06:50 PM
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  • Hi, I’ve a problem that has several characteristics that match what you are dealing with. It wasn’t exactly the same, but who knows… maybe I can help you with my story. I had normal periods with 0 cramps all my life until the birth of my first child. Everything changed!! I was having horrible cramps and major bleeding with blood clots that were disturbingly large! I also noticed that I would become very easily aggravated and lashed out in ways I had never done before.After several of this “new” kind of period, I suddenly started having periods that were like my normal pre- childbirth ones. This concerned me but I just made a note of it and carried on. After a few months the periods from “***l” came back. This time I wanted an answer and I wanted these periods to stop!I saw my OBGYN and he listened to me and informed me that the problem was that I wasn’t ovulating. He said that when I had the sever periods were months that I didn’t ovulate. He didn’t seem too worried. He told me that in order to remain healthy and fertile; I would need to make sure I had at least 3 periods from ovulation a year. He didn’t offer much help with the symptoms, just a pat on the back and a promise that I would be fine. :rolleyes: He set me up with pills that would induce ovulation and told me that I needed to take one every 4 months. That was an answer, but wow I just couldn’t imagine dealing with these horrific periods 8 times a year!!The very next month I was having sever problems with very heavy bleeding, cramps that felt like labor pains, and I actually got so frustrated with my husband that I threw a cordless phone at him. OMG!! Thank God he ducked… it left a very large hole in the closet door that was behind him. :eek:That was it... I was not dealing with this anymore. I’ll never forget the phone call I made. It was New Year’s Eve around noon and I got the doctors answering service. Within a few minutes I got a phone call and it was a woman. She was the only female Dr. in their group. I was boo hoo crying telling her that I nearly killed my husband, I was bleeding, cramping, and I needed help! She was so sweet… she said that when you don’t ovulate you have lots of clotting and the chemicals that are released to deal with passing those clots cause pains that do feel like labor pains, and they cause you to have the mood changes that I was having. She also added that there was a medicine that would have me feeling better in 20 minutes. It stopped the chemicals that form the clots, so the clots don’t happen therefore the chemicals to help the clots pass don’t get released, therefore my mood doesn’t change… and my husband gets to live!! WOW that’s when it hit me that there is no reason to have a male OBGYN, when you know that a woman not only knows what you are going through, but she cares in a way a man just can’t. (Not his fault, just the way people from Mars are made) The medicine is Naproxen Sodium. I swear within 20 minutes I was the old me again. Everything she said would happen did and I was so happy! SO… maybe you aren’t ovulating.. And please give the Naproxen Sodium a shot. What I had was prescription strength, but not a narcotic. Aleve is the same medicine but I’m not sure if it would work at the strength that you can get over the counter. I really hope it helps.I am so sorry you have had to deal with this for so long!! You must be one strong woman. Oh and BTW, I quit having those periods within a few months. I guess my body was just readjusting after 9 months being pregnant. Lots of Luck!!Thanks for your post.:)Could you please tell me how much dose to take? How many months did you took this medicine? Did this pill also helped you in ovulating or your body readjusted to the process itself?I would try this surely.Hope it may work in my case. I previously took painkillers many times but still avoided them. They are only for urgencies when I have to work on such times. I tried paracetamol and Ibuprofen mostly but they didn't work much longer. If on this period they if effect me for 1 day 1 tablet, then on next month same tablet would effect me only for 12 hours. So I avoid them using continuously for months and keep them for urgencies only.
    neha2006sh 4 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 07:10 PM
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  • I should also mention another thing, I suffer badly from acne too and these increase as my period starts coming closer and after its over, all those burst down within 3 days. I don't know why tis happens. I also took a lot of medication for these but they remain the same.
    neha2006sh 4 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 07:32 PM
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  • Thanks for your post.:)Could you please tell me how much dose to take? How many months did you took this medicine? Did this pill also helped you in ovulating or your body readjusted to the process itself?I would try this surely.Hope it may work in my case. I previously took painkillers many times but still avoided them. They are only for urgencies when I have to work on such times. I tried paracetamol and Ibuprofen mostly but they didn't work much longer. If on this period they if effect me for 1 day 1 tablet, then on next month same tablet would effect me only for 12 hours. So I avoid them using continuously for months and keep them for urgencies only.I'm sorry I've been so long responding. My computer isn't working. When I was given this medication Aleve (an over the counter pain reliever) was only available with a prescription. I'm not sure how many you would take if don't see your doctor. Naproxen 500 mg. 3 times a day, that is what I took. After the medicine worked so well I never had to go through that kind of period again. If it started the horrible symptoms I took the medicine right away. And here's the great part!! Since my obgyn said I would need fertility medication if I wanted to have a 2nd child, I stopped all forms of birthcontrol and surprise surprise I was pregnant 3 months later!! No fertility drugs and quite a shocker for me!! But it was a blessing of course... I adore both my girls and wouldn't change anything! I haven't had a period "from ***l" since the 3 after my 1st baby. I hope this helps!Take care
    fluttergirl 2 Replies
    • October 5, 2010
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  • According to Native Remedies a organic proprietor, they suggest natural and herbal remedies for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding during periods.No one knows the exact cause of Heavy menstrual periods. However, several medical conditions and conditions may contribute to Heavy menstrual periods and these include:Hormonal imbalanceUterine fibroidsEndometriosisAnovulation (lack of ovulation – when ovaries fail to produce and release eggs)PolypsAdenomyosisPregnancy complications (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy)Changes in birth control or estrogen useUse of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth controlPelvic inflammatory diseaseThyroid problemsEndometrial cancerMedications such as steroids, blood thinners, anti-inflammatories or anticoagulantsStressChange in exercise routine or dietRecent weight loss or weight gainDiagnosing Heavy Menstrual PeriodsThe diagnosis of Heavy menstrual periods is based on your symptoms, a pelvic exam and a review of your medical history. Your doctor will esquire about your menstrual cycle and you may be asked to keep a record of your blood flow, particularly how heavy it was. Certain tests such as blood tests, pap smear, endometrial biopsy and ultrasound scan may be performed. Additional tests such as a sonohysterogram, hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage (D and C) may also have to be performed.Help for Heavy Menstrual PeriodsIf you are bleeding heavily, certain self-care strategies such as making yourself comfortable, getting plenty of rest, drinking extra fluids and eating iron-rich foods can improve how you are feeling. Monitor your menstrual cycle so that you know when to expect your period, keep track of how heavy your flow is and the number of sanitary towels or tampons used.Remember to avoid aspirin as it can prolong bleeding. If you are anemic, you should also increase your intake of iron and folic supplements.Natural remediesNatural and holistic treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies offer a gentler alternative to promoting normal levels of monthly bleeding. These remedies are safe to use and supports women’s overall health and wellbeing. Herbs such as Artemisia vulgaris and Capsella bursa-pastoris promote menstrual and hormonal health. I hope this helps you and other women dealing with menstrual bleeding and pain.
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