the size of well let's see, make a fist, 1/2 of that. I swear when it fell out of my onto the pad I gasped, then it was followed by blood dripping down my inner thighs and onto the floor. This was like 3 hours ago. The bleeding has lessened but I wanted to cry from fear of not knowing what was happening to me. I looked up on several websites and a lot of it says changes in hormonal levels, I just turned 40 and have been feeling "different". I went to the Dr. 2 weeks ago because we thought it was a UTI. The clinic I go to is closed on Sundays, I have no insurance, I pay cash. Do you think this is normal for "the change"? That big ol' blood clot scared the hell out of me! Any advice? I have slight pain on either my left or right sides but never both at the same time. Is it my ovaries? Uterus?
My uterus was removed but I still have my ovaries. My surgery was performed abdominally and I won't lie to you, the day I had my surgery I was in a lot of pain. But the next day the nurse helped me to my feet and if felt soooo good to get out of bed. I followed my doctors recovery instructions to the letter and practically bounced into her office for my 6 week post-op check. I honestly have no regrets about having my surgery and I sure don't miss having periods.
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Answer by beeky at 6:42 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
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Answer by Mamasita98 at 11:47 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
I had a hysterectomy because of fibroids and my symptoms were heavy bleeding and large clots.
Answer by beeky at 11:58 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Mamasita98 at 12:36 AM on Jul. 26, 2009
I just want to add that fibroids are not a serious problem in themselves and the symptoms can be controlled with medication. However in my case my symptoms were so severe and my condition deteriorated so quickly that meds weren't working for me and surgery was my last option.
I strongly urge you to see a doctor if at all possible.
Answer by beeky at 6:46 AM on Jul. 26, 2009