Okay.. come on, at least I got your attention.
So here we bleed again. No illusions about miracles this time — for many reasons. At least it was a nice, normal 29-day cycle.
I’m just easing you into my question with a little banter.
My question is about blood clots. Who better to ask than a whole community of IFers (and hey, maybe you fertiles and non-breeders might know something too!)?? As we all know, it’s a big stupid blood clot that led to the demise of my pregnancy and the premature birth of my precious little Abby. I’ve been tested for a whole whack-load of things around clotting disorders (I’m not exactly sure what though) and everything has come back fine. I’m terrified, that if we ever get pregnant again it will happen again… obviously. But my question is about blood clots during menstruation. What’s normal? I always have little clots during my period, particularly the first two heavier days. Probably lima bean size or smaller?? (Why do we compare things to food?) Today, I passed a clot big enough to feel it exiting me. (Talk about traumatic flashblacks!) It was probably the size of a peach pit? Kinda long-ish though.
Are you completely grossed out yet? Do you have anything to say about all this blood clot stuff? Is there something I should be talking to the RE about? Is there a medication I should be on preventatively?
Any thoughts are welcomed. I’m trying to trust the medical profession but I can’t sit by and take a ‘wait and see’ approach anymore. I need to feel like I’m doing everything possible to make sure I’m giving my ‘maybe baby’ the best shot at surviving… if we ever get pregnant again.
If you don’t want to respond to such a personal question in the comments, I have the ol’ g.mail listed at the side.
Thank you, in advance, for your help!