Need some advive from the girls.....

I was wondering if any of the girls can give me some advice or answers.

Every month i suffer so bad with my periods, some months they are early and some months i come on after 28 days but every period i have i find clots and i have them for 3-5 days untill my period has stopped, sometimes they are a size of a pennie and sometimes they are a size of a 50p pence, im always in very bad pain with my periods i also get sore and itchy down there too.

Is it normal to have clots everymonth when having periods?

Go to the doctor and get checked out. You don't need to be in serious pain with your period. Go and get checked out.

Im going to ring my gp monday morning and see what they say,

Clots are nothing to worry about, I've always had them because I always have heavy periods. The pain and soreness is normal too (sister fainted because of her period pain once). But as twinkle said, have a talk with your GP and if you still feel concerned request to be seen by a specialist, it's free and they have to comply with your request.

thanks Genie, mine are always heavy too. i will defo ring my gp on monday to get an appointment, i know people say they are normal but i just think to have them every month is not normal.

Hi, didn't know they have to comply. My daughter has very painful periods so the gp put her on the pill which has been changed twice but has made no difference. So will go back and demand to see a specialist! A female doc told her its just what us women have to put up with!

Definately go to the doctors as soon as you can, it's not right that you should suffer every month.

i know i shouldnt have to. its not nice.

I agree with Genie. It's quite normal as it is just part of your lining that is "shredding" off so to speak. Some people have heavier/thicker linings etc. And also, unfortunately some people are prone to more painful periods.

I would definitely have a chat with the Dr for any worries though and perhaps something to help with the pain.

It's not normal for anything to be sore and itchy though. Perhaps an infection? It can be quite difficult in general to keep yourself "neutral" down there as even washing constantly with soap throws off the pH balance. Perhaps some specialised female hygeine products may help towards that. It's worth getting it checked out by a GP and referred further by a specialist if you feel like you're not getting real answers.

Hope it gets better and Good luck!

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I agree with Genie. It's quite normal as it is just part of your lining that is "shredding" off so to speak. Some people have heavier/thicker linings etc. And also, unfortunately some people are prone to more painful periods.

I would definitely have a chat with the Dr for any worries though and perhaps something to help with the pain.

It's not normal for anything to be sore and itchy though. Perhaps an infection? It can be quite difficult in general to keep yourself "neutral" down there as even washing constantly with soap throws off the pH balance. Perhaps some specialised female hygeine products may help towards that. It's worth getting it checked out by a GP and referred further by a specialist if you feel like you're not getting real answers.

Hope it gets better and Good luck!

thanks hun,

ive always had problems down there even when im not on my period, im prone to alot of infections and waiting for a appointment to see a urologist due to all these infections. i will defo speak to my doc about it all and see what they can do if they dont help me then i will ask them to refer me to see a specialist.

thanks everyone for all your help and advice

Littlekisses wrote:

Hi, didn't know they have to comply. My daughter has very painful periods so the gp put her on the pill which has been changed twice but has made no difference. So will go back and demand to see a specialist! A female doc told her its just what us women have to put up with!

Definately go to the doctors as soon as you can, it's not right that you should suffer every month.

My sister used to suffer with this, and her doc said it was something she'd just have to put up with (she was a teenager at the time, and the doc refused to do anything despite her missing the best part of a week of school every month because of it). She saw another doctor and they sorted things out for her, so I think it just depends how sympathetic your doc is! If you don't get anywhere with your GP, try to see another doctor.

i will see what my gp can do and if she wont doing anything to help then i will see a different doc. ive always had problems down there but no one helps. im now prone to infections and to be honest i think there is something wrong down there and im worried. i just donet feel its normal to have all these things

Ecksvie wrote:

Littlekisses wrote:

Hi, didn't know they have to comply. My daughter has very painful periods so the gp put her on the pill which has been changed twice but has made no difference. So will go back and demand to see a specialist! A female doc told her its just what us women have to put up with!

Definately go to the doctors as soon as you can, it's not right that you should suffer every month.

My sister used to suffer with this, and her doc said it was something she'd just have to put up with (she was a teenager at the time, and the doc refused to do anything despite her missing the best part of a week of school every month because of it). She saw another doctor and they sorted things out for her, so I think it just depends how sympathetic your doc is! If you don't get anywhere with your GP, try to see another doctor.

It honestly does, I've been having problems and the first doctor I saw was very indifferent to my problem so I lost hope. Thankfully a doctor I've seen recently is more sympathetic and sincerely wants to help.

As for requesting a specialist, yes they must comply. The only problem is, it could take a while to get an appointment (i'm having to wait 8-12 weeks to have an ultrascan to determine the root of my problem).

I think clots are normal. It's so hard to know with periods what is normal and what we should go to the Drs for. I know we can discuss with friends and stuff to get a vague idea of what's 'normal' but it's pretty much down to individual judgements so I don't see how anyone can tell for sure. I went to the doctor in my teens and he put me on the pill. That seems to be the standard Dr response, but it did help.I also saw the trailer for embarassing bodies next week and on the clip it showed different women measuring the amount of blood and stuff. Looked icky but interesting and may give you a better glimpse at what's 'normal' and if you have anything to worry about.

I have clots as well and they are natural I believe. And I suffer sometimes terrible pain. Pills do help sometime,s but they only cover the symptons which tend to be back after you stop taking them and can have other affects on your body in many other ways if you are unlucky like me. I have seen several doctors, there is absolutely nothing wrong with me as far as they can identify, apart from the fact I am suffering tfrom errible pain. It may be caused by hormonal unbalance in your body, as in my case as I tend to have irregular period which can be anything from 28 days to 2-3 months, which is tricky to correct. Or it is harder. No luck with me so far, hormones did not help at all and only caused other problems so I cannot take them at all. I tried herbs etc with absolutely no luck, although many claimed that it helped them. I would say see the GP so any more serious problem can be rulled out. Unfortunately for some women the problem is rather hard to solve.

Bottle of hot water helps me a lot when I am in pain. It tends to take the pain away faster than painkillers most of the time (I use both at the same time. I take painkiller and put bottle with hot water on my abdomen).

Good luck.

I have clots during every period. They vary depending on my pill but I've always had them. I've always had painful, heavy periods too though they're not as heavy on my current pill and used to lie on the floor for 20 mins until my painkillers kicked in when they were really bad.

I do think it's fairly normal but if anything has changed recently or you're worried it's definitely worth seeing a doctor! Plus if your periods are very painful be insistant because things can be done to help with pain and you shouldn't *have* to suffer.

Adx

thanks for that advice Ad, i hate it everytime i get a period and it makes me feel down sometimes. I dont know why but i just dont feel normal down there anymore. Im really hoping my doc can help me.

Lady-J wrote:

thanks for that advice Ad, i hate it everytime i get a period and it makes me feel down sometimes. I dont know why but i just dont feel normal down there anymore. Im really hoping my doc can help me.

I only have two or three a year now - due to the pain/heaviness I run many pill packets back to back to stop them completely. Eventually they insist on arriving but not often and they're much less painful/heavy now due to the pill. You don't have to put up with horrible periods! These days we can lighten them, lessen them, ease the pain or stop them completely so you just have to work with your doc to find the best method for managing them for you :)

Adx

I recently heard that the strong pain during periods could mean some problems with the reproductive system, although some women unfortunately have strong pain and there is nothing wrong with them, so the only option for them remains taking some painkillers or something like that.

And about clots - I have them too and they are normal. I also have heavier white lining during the gap of two periods but it is normal too - I have no infections, no fungus, no bad bacteria and no cysts or any other problems with the reproductive system and organs. So about what is normal in your case and what is a sign of a problem you should definately see a specialist (a gynecologist) and they should see you with an ultrascan, but sometimes that's not enough either to exclude all kind of problems and is needed a laparoscopic surgery to make a diagnosis (for example, for endometriosis - that could cause severe pain during periods and even during sex) - http://www.endo-resolved.com/laparoscopy.html

But of course it could just be that there is nothing wrong with you and you just have more painful periods - which is the case in most cases. So don't worry in advance!

I've had bad clots alll my life. Having said that they are easing off now as I get older. I did ask my doctor about them years ago and was told that it was normal that I was just unlucky. Not really anything they can do. As I say this was years ago so there may have been some new developments since then so it wouldn't hurt going to the docs and gettiing checked out.

One thing I found helped was being on the pill. I found the clotting was lighter as were my periods in general.

I dont know if it'll help you but I found massaging the stomach helped me, just gently with a little warm oil. Then follow up with a hot water bottle.

It's a bugger being stuck with these things e

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It's a bugger being stuck with these things every month, hope you get something sorted soon.