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July 5th, 2008, 08:27 AM
Lauren S's Avatar Mom to Brady and Hannah
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Hi- I've never posted on this board before. DH and I have been TTC #1 for 9 months with no sign of a BFP yet. I was hoping some of you may have some ideas or experience with what I'm going through.

I had an IUD put in April 2006. I had no problems with it, and had it removed November 2007 when we started TTC. I did have some bad cramps at one point with the IUD, and the doc did an ultrasound and said my ovaries looked fine. She prescribed me Tylenol with codeine.

Ever since I had the IUD out, I've had very heavy periods. They seem to be getting longer and longer. I've never had heavy bleeding like this every before in my life. Now the past 6 months or so, I've also had a lot of spotting during the month. I asked the doctor about this the last time I was there, and she dismissed it saying lots of women bleed mid cycle when they O because the same hormones you make to O are the same hormones you make for AF.

But the last couple of months I have had passed clots in the middle of the month. I would believe her and that it had something to do with O, but this month it started happening days after O.

Someone on TTC#1 asked if I had ever been checked for endo. Do you think the symptoms I am having sound like it could be that? The painful cramps, the irregular bleeding, the long heavy period? My sister said she thought maybe it has something to do with getting the IUD out and forming scar tissue there. I just don't know! I'm thinking about calling and trying to get in to see a new doctor this week. I just feel like maybe mine is dismissing things too quickly. We've been TTC for 9 months with no success, and bleeding after O like this can't be good for implantation.

Thanks for reading, and I hope someone might have some insight.
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July 5th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Jessy133's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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hey there lauren! Well I have what my RE called the beginning stages of Endo and I do have veryyyyy heavy periods, but then again ive always been like that since i was 11 and accompanied by horrific cramps. Once i got on the pill my cycles lessend and got shorter but after going off it 18 months ago to TTC #1 its built back up. Now if you would have mentioned that you were heavy and had longer cycles before the IUD i would tell you that your body is just going back to its normal self. but since you said you werent like that then i would maybe get a second opinion. I also have alot of scar tissue due to the fact that I had a very bad pelvic infection when I was 20 that I was hospitalized and everything. I ended up getting some scar tissue and also the RE thinks that my left tube got damaged due to that infection, since i have a high tolerance of pain i didnt end up checking it out until about 2 months later.

Now with that said i dont spot or have clots mid cycle. I know the mid cycle spotting can be associated with O but if its a heavy spotting with clots i would just check it out just incase. Now the thing is that most docs since we are young just dismiss the facts until you are TTC for a year. I would just probably go to a new doc and say that you have been TTC 12 months and that the past months some strange things have been happening just to see what they say.

I wish you tons of luck and I hope that I could have helped you with a bit of something. good luck!!!

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July 6th, 2008, 06:28 AM
Lauren S's Avatar Mom to Brady and Hannah
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Thanks for the advice, Jessy! I think I will go to get a second opinion. It couldn't hurt, right?
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July 6th, 2008, 07:52 AM
Jessa78's Avatar Super Mommy
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, hon!

I agree with Jessy. Something is going on with your hormones and you need a doctor who will take that seriously. When you're TTC, every month that goes by is a long, long time to wait. Don't let her dismiss your feelings (or your health) like that. Please talk to someone else.

Good Luck! Please KUP!

Jessa, married to Blake these past fourteen years. Beginning the adoption process.

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