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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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i had an abortion end of april, didn't have a period until end of june had spotting here and there from abortion till end of june. so i've been bleeing since the end of june and last week it started to get lighter where i only had to wear a pantyliner, this week it came back full force where i need to change my long super overnight pad every 1-2 hours and for two days i had clots coming out bigger than a quarter but smaller than an apricot. I've had small clots coming out for the whole month except last week before this heavier bleeding started, I was going to just let it run its course thought it was my body regulating after not having a period since march (because of pregnancy). but now i'm getting a lil worried because of how much is coming out
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User :   hi
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Doctor :   So do you mean you are bleeding since the end of june with clots?
User :   yes little bits here and there but this week tuesday and wednesday when i woke up i had bigger ones last week i didn't have any but just light bleeding
Doctor :   How many pads were you changing each day earlier and how many now?
User :   i could wear a tampon before and change it every 4 hours or so and one pad at night this week i change it anywhere from 1-4 hours and i have to wake up in the middle of the night to change it
Doctor :   Do you have fever or pain other than the bleeding?
User :   sometimes it seems like it is getting lighter but then at night it seems to be the worst
User :   no haven't had any but yesterday i had a little light cramping but i think it was because i was hungry
User :   i haven't passed the big clot today though
User :   just tuesday wednesday and thursday
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Do you fever after the abortion or prolonged pain after abortion?
User :   no
User :   i felt normal right after nothing out of the ordinary
Doctor :   Do you have abdominal pain now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you ever had a pregnancy completed?
User :   yes
User :   1
Doctor :   Do you have children?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes 1 child
Doctor :   Were your periods regular before the abortion?
User :   somewhat but not really i would get them anywhere from 29 days to 35 days apart
Doctor :   Was it a planned one or an emergency abortion?
User :   planned abortion
User :   i was 4 weeks along
Doctor :   Listen, the prolonged bleeding for so many days is not normal
User :   didnt' think so
Doctor :   and that too if you have clots it means that there is ample amount of blood
Doctor :   for the blood to clot in the Uterus
Doctor :   I could think of few possibilities
Doctor :   1) Uterine endometrial lining problem
Doctor :   2) Polyps in the Cervix or the vagina
Doctor :   3) Hormonal disturbance
Doctor :   So you need a Gynecological examination to check the first two
User :   ya thats what i read on the internet so i have to get to the doctor asap
Doctor :   and few tests for hormones
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You may land up in anemia if you tend to bleed so much
Doctor :   Anemia further aggravates the problem
User :   i called i just can't get in till after the weekend
Doctor :   You need good diet rich in Iron
Doctor :   So that it prevents anemia
User :   what about iron pills
Doctor :   Diet is better than pills
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Pleasure
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