Now, I've been living with this for a good 20 years, since I first got my period when I was 11. I remember as early as the summer when I was 12 having my period for the entire summer vacation from school. (Yes, I hear your question now: where was my mother during all this, wondering why I was bleeding the whole summer long? Yeah, good question. She didn't know I even had a problem until I was 24 and I flat out told her.)
Generally I'm just used to it because it's been so long and I figure that it hasn't killed me yet, so I'm not likely to die from it. But today I was out bike riding, enjoying the weather, when all of a sudden the blood came forth like a flood and there I was in the middle of nowhere with impending humiliation. It's one thing that I have my period 80% of the time, but when it starts GUSHING and I have to ride home in a panic, praying I don't trail blood the whole way home, that's another thing. I can live with constant period. It's times like today that have culminated in driving me here looking for answers.
So, now that I've given you a novel, I'll get to the point. I constantly have my period. Quite often I can't even pinpoint when I last didn't have it and generally when it goes away, it's only for a couple of days. Usually it's a light to moderate flow and then there are times every couple weeks or so that it begins to gush heavily. During the gushing, there are frequently very large globs of congealed-looking blood (anywhere from the size of a quarter to a golfball). Also, there are times, though rare, that the blood takes on a brown-ish color.
I have seen a doctor twice before and was told both times it's because I'm overweight and then given birth control that was supposed to regulate me but didn't change a thing. I have also lost 75 lbs in the last year and the problem has continued without any signs of improvement.
I currently have no health insurance and am less concerned about being able to go get immediate help than just hoping for some answers here so I can maybe have a little peace of mind, knowing what might be going on?
I thank you sincerely for any help you may be able to give me.
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