Hi everyone! I have a question only women/moms would probably be able to understand. To start, I'm 24 and newly-married (though we've been together for several years), and not yet trying to conceive. (Frankly we can't wait to have kids, but our financial situation isn't where we want it to be yet.) I've been taking Seasonique since March (due to me expecting my period for our wedding/honeymoon in April! LOL), and just got my "scheduled" period this week for the first time since being on the pill. Here's my problem..
This cycle started, maybe on Tuesday, and I had mild cramping (as per usual; I've always had cramps during my period, sometimes bad but not tooooo awful), and some cramping today as well. YESTERDAY, though.. holy shit!!! I had the worst cramps I've ever had in my entire life. I woke up around 5:45-6am, and within the next hour had taken 2 Motrins and 2 Aleves (not all at once--the pain was horrendous and I was desperate), which took nearly 2 hours to start kickin in. I was literally sitting on my couch in so much pain that I couldn't even get dressed for work until the pain started to die down..
These cramps were very painful and a little scary--despite the fact that I'm very very petite and highly doubt I would not know I'm pregnant (cuz I'm not sure where in this tiny body I could hide a baby! lol), I genuinely was afraid I was in labor for awhile there. I was getting what felt like contractions (I've never been pregnant or given birth, so I'm only imagining what that would feel like but yes, they were that bad!!) every 5 minutes or so. After about a minute or so, they would subside and then a few minutes later, start again..
Ok now this part is gunna sound gross, and I apologize in advance.. but I feel asleep last night without changing my pad! (I hadn't needed to change earlier because the bleeding seemed light at the time.) When I changed it today, I noticed a HUGE clot in there. Normally I'm used to seeing tiny, red clots, as is normal during menstruation; but this was maybe like 2 inches long and an inch wide? It was huge to me, and seemed almost tan-ish/brown-ish/red-ish in color. I freaked out, and remembered the intense, contraction-like pain I had yesterday, and wondered if I'd miscarried without ever knowing I was pregnant. Since I was on Seasonique, I was expecting missed periods. After seeing this, I immediately took a home pregnancy test which came out negative.
To make a very long story short.. I started googling what it could be, and while I also came across endometriosis and fibroids, I don't know if that exactly fits (especially since I haven't had excessive bleeding). Have any of you out there experienced this, or had miscarriages before? I plan on making a gyno appointment to make sure nothing else is wrong, but in the meantime.. I just wanted some advice from some people who may have been there. :)
Thanks for taking the time to read this.. I'm a little nervous right now. ):
Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:49 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Melbornj at 7:14 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by sugamama3 at 8:05 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Kambrosino07 at 4:40 PM on Jun. 17, 2011