Yesterday morning my boyfriend had sex, but nothing that we haven't done before. My cervix felt lower and more tender, like a menstrual cervix--but I wrote this off to happenstance and hormones. Afterward I started spotting, which I also attributed to all that ovulating. It's never happened to me before, but I know that it happens to some of you ladies. But then the spotting got worse and worse. By dinner time, I felt a familiar gush of fluid and looked down to find I'd ruined my jeans. It was a really heavy, bright red blood accompanied by cramping (normal for me). I put in a tampon. When I took out the tampon before bed, it was completely white and pristine, which I thought was odd. I thought that maybe sex and some uterine lining and the ovulation and the this and the that could explain the whole thing away.
This morning I woke up and thought I had wet the bed. Nope, just lying in a pool of blood! As I regained consciousness and surveyed the murder scene between my thighs, I felt more coming and had to yell for my boyfriend. "Do you need a tampon?" he asked. "No," I said. "Like four paper towels, and stat!"
Having a heavy period isn't new to me, but this is not supposed to be my period in the first place. I am supposed to be ovulating right now, by george. I'm not particularly concerned about my health (although I've had an odd little pea-sized hard lump in my vagina for over a year now and of course my immediate thought was cancer), but I would like to know the potential causes of this. Can it all be attributed to ovulation? Could it be a miscarriage (not likely). Could it be implantation bleeding?