I'm new here. I've read many VP Posts on different topics but there is something that I haven't heard anybody talk about yet.
So a little background on me:
I'm 31 and I suffer from an undiagnosed condition that causes me to bleed very heavily for months on end. This has been going on since I had my first period at age 11. I've seen many different gynos and I've had many different tests (hormones, ultrasounds, hysterosalpingogram?, thyroid, cortisol levels, etc) done, and everything has always come back normal. I will be seeing a new gyno and a hematologist (to rule out a blood disorder) next week. I'm not too hopeful because I never get answers but I guess I'll see what happens in the next few weeks.
For the past two weeks I have had some light spotting during the day and a heavy flow at night. The flow is usually very intense and clotty at night more than in the daytime for some reason. So during the first few days of light spotting I suddenly noticed that every time I peed, there would be like thin, reddish fibers floating in the toilet. They are about 1-2 inches long and look almost like small hairs but they are red. Well this has been happening for two weeks now, and yesterday I actually passed like a bundle of these fibers. I've googled it extensively but have come up with no real answers. One possibility is that it's thin blood clots coming from my bladder/kidneys and another possibility is morgellons disease. I have no pain or fever to indicate a bladder or kidney infection and morgellons sounds kind of out there. When I see the fibers, I wonder if they are muscle fibers from my uterus or if maybe they are a sign that whatever I have is resolving- like my uterus is spitting out whatever it is (scar tissue?) that has been causing me to bleed for so long. I think this is just wishful thinking.
Has anybody here ever experienced the red fibers?
Thanks in advance.
***UPDATE***: After lots of testing, including having an endometrial biopsy done, I was recently diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia- an overgrowth of the uterine lining. I have been on oral progesterone treatment for the past 2 weeks and will continue for 10 more weeks. So far, the red strings are gone, so I'm convinced that this symptom had something to do with the hyperplasia. I never did get around to asking the doc though. If you have unexplained heavy bleeding, please, please, please request an endometrial biopsy to rule out endometrial hyperplasia.