About a few weeks ago, I posted about some abnormal bleeding I had and birth contorl pills I was prescribed to take and want to thank everyone who responsed with the helpful comments. Unfortunately, the new birth control that I was prescribed never completely stopped my bleeding (It's been about four weeks now of bleeding!). It seems to slow it down (at least I don't bleed 24 hours a day anymore), but I still get heavy bleeding for about 3-6 hours a day straight with about 3 or 4 large clots (about the size of a kumquat) being passed. Once the clots pass, it seems that the bleeding stops(but then the cycle happens all over again the next day). I understand that it takes time for bodies to get used to birth control, but should this be happening? Would this heavy, clotty type of bleeding be categorized as break-through bleeding, or is break-through bleeding more like a light flow?
Also, my doctor told me that I will have to get an endometrial biopsy done since the lining of my uterus is thickened. I was wondering if this is painful? I heard from the nurse it only takes 10 minutes, but they told me I should take 2 advils before coming in.
Has anyone had this done before? Is it like a pap smear (it seems so...)?
i had a endometrial biopsy a few weeks ago myself, i'll admit i was terrified and didn't know what to expect. I also was told to take 2 advil or tylenol before coming in, it does take about 10-15 minutes and the pain varies depending on the person.I had more pain than most due to other female issues. But all in all i had more discomfort than pain for a couple days after. Best advice i can give you is if the pain feels to much after the biopsy call dr for more advise.
I had my biopsy today and it was painful when they first started and I was little shocked since it was supposed to be a quick procedure. But, when it was finished, I was so relieved. Luckily like you said, it only took about 10-15 minutes. I'm feeling cramping, but also bleeding a lot more. My doctor has me taking two birth control pills a day for this whole week. If you had bleeding after your procedure, how long did it last before it lightened up a bit?
Thanks again for your responses. I really appreciated your helpful comments.
I had 3 endometrial biopsies and it was very painful. She said she would repeat it in 6 months and unless I gave have anesthesia I will never have another one. I had this Friday and it is Sunday night and I am having pelvic pain and I am bleeding quite a bit with clots.
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