I started with a late period. I also started to have nausea, minor headaches, and fatigue

age: 24, height: 5’5″, weight: 128, gender: Female, meds: N/A, medical issues: none, duration: 6 weeks, hormonal imbalance?

So it the strangeness started with a late period. I also started to have nausea, minor headaches, and fatigue. Six days later I get my period although it’s shorter and lighter. The nausea, headache, and fatigue continued. A month passes and over that time I also started to get this pressure/heavy kind of feeling in my uterus, like it was expanding. I’m starting to get a little freaked out because I’ve been feeling strange for a while with little change. I didn’t think it was pregnancy because one unfortunate instance occured a day or two after what I calculated to be when I would have ovulated (although I’d been irregular the 3 months prior). I finally decided to get a $1 test just to make sure and it came out negative. I’m feeling relieved but I still felt strange, something was still wrong.

Three days later I start my period, but it’s very strange. Day 1 was pretty normal maybe heavier than normal but in late morning of day 2 I started passing clumps (not like the ones I would normally get at the end of my period, they were larger and looked a little different, like tissue). The first two were pretty normal but they kept coming getting larger and more frequent. Towards the end I had to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes or so to pass 7 cm clumps. There were about 7 clumps in total 4 of them were large, 3 of them were very large about 3″ clumps. I was also cramping very bad. I normally only cramp the first day and if it’s bad enough I’ll take some medicine and I’m usually fine after that. Not the case, even after taking medicine it was still very painful. The clots stopped after 5hrs, I felt completely drained emotionally and physically (my uterus felt bare/empty). My period continued for 3 more days. The other symptoms I felt over the month subsided after that. What was wrong with me?

Age: 24
Female
Medications: None
No
General Information: Haven’t felt symptoms or had a period like that since.

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Dr. Deepak Patel
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Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. Could just be an unusual period. However better to consult and get blood test to check for Anemia. A CBC Complete Blood Count is recommended. Also may be due to Hormonal Changes – Ovarian cysts, PCOS. You should also request a Hormone Panel Test. Regards

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi.
Thanks for the query.

Well of the periods were very heavy as compared to your regular periods then there can be some underlying problem like hormonal imbalance, uterine problem etc.
You should consult a Gynaecologist and get evaluated .
A hormonal profile, sonography and a Complete blood picture can be done for ruling out the exact cause.

Hope this helps..

Regards