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Heavy bleeding post loop diathermy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a loop diothermy on the 19th May. I have since had a very small amount blood and discharge which I know is normal. It has been 3 weeks since my last period and this morning I had considerable amount of blood. I am wondering how I know if this is my period or a bleed out?               
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   can you help with my query?
Doctor :   Yes, but first I need a few details
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Marrital status & children?
User :   single no children
Doctor :   May I know the exact indication for you undergoing the procedure?
User :   I had a biopsey that revealled I had cin 1
Doctor :   Have you had bleeding right since the surgery or was there a break inbetween?
User :   I have had a tiny amount of bleeding and some discharge since the procedure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has it increased in quantity lately?
User :   no, in fact yesterday it seemed to be less. then this morning it was considerable. I guess since it has been 3 weeks since my last period finished it could be that.
User :   but I dont know how I would tell the difference between whether it was just my period or bleeding I should be worried about
Doctor :   Yes it could be, you need to compare it with what you used to have earlier during your menses
Doctor :   How many days cycle do you have?
User :   usually by the 4th day it is quite light.
User :   but spotting lasts up to 6 or 7 days
User :   the first 2 days being more considerable but generally speaking I have a light period
Doctor :   I meant how many days gap do you normally have between each menses/period?
Doctor :   Do you usually get dysmenorrhoea/painful menses?
User :   no not really
User :   sometimes a little pain but nothing really to speak of
Doctor :   The one thing that will help you identify a menses is clots
Doctor :   Yes the little pain too can help identify
User :   sorry, can you explain clots
Doctor :   Clots are seen in case of periods
User :   right
User :   at the moment I could probably assume it is my period, even though I have no pains to accompany the bleeding. though I can't be 100% sure. at what stage would you suggest I see someone.
Doctor :   Any doubt that you get about the bleeding not being similar to your earlier menses
Doctor :   that shall be your call to arrange
Doctor :   a visit to the gynecologist
User :   ok, so just compare the bleeding, check for clots, and menses pain. if it seems unlike my usual period then consult a gynecologist
Doctor :   yes, also note the quantity, which is very important
User :   that is one thing I think I will have difficulty with
User :   I always use tampons
User :   therefore telling the quantity is difficult now as I am using a pad
User :   should this not be my period, how long could I expect to have this bleeding without worry
Doctor :   The quantity of bleed must be very less
Doctor :   actually it should not bleed beyond a particular period
Doctor :   ask your doc
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