Im 38 yrs and Ive had several scares in the past 12 months with bouts of sudden extremely heavy bleeding during my periods (to the point i actually thought i was heamorraging and thought i may have to go to hospital if it didnt very quickly become more normal).
eg today i lost about a quarter of a cup of blood or more in less than one minute puddled all over floor as i couldnt make the toilet in time as tampon suddenly flooded. I often get big clots coming out when this happens too (today it was one almost half the size of my palm). Is it possible to haermorrage from the spot where big clots come away from ones uterus lining???
Does anyone know at what point in bleeding bouts like this, that i should panic and go to hospital? (situation when it happens this much very quickly does panic me a bit. Today i rang my boyfriend at work while it was gushing as it made me panic).
I know my mother ended up having an hysterectomy due to a heavy bleeding incident(s) and are worried im heading the same kind of way. (i've seen two normal GPS over this ..both males.. and told them what is going on and they were completely non concerned).
So at what point do i need to seek urgent medical help?? or is that unlikely to happen?