Katie the Mouse (fremescence) wrote in vaginapagina,
Katie the Mouse

Bleeding when I should be ovulating

So last Monday I went in for an abdominal ultrasound, which picked up a dominant follicle in my right ovary. I don't really keep up with my cycle, so I was happy to know that I was nearing ovulation. It was also cool to see the dominant follicle.

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?
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