For the second period in a row, my period is not doing what it usually does.
Usually I have dark red blood, giant clots (a couple inches long), really heavy days and light days off and on until it starts to taper off near the end.
This period, like the last one, has been a mostly steady, nonstop, bright red/pink/orangey flow (kinda sunset colored, like a really bright red? I don't know how to describe it.), very few clots at all and no giant ones.
Usually most of my bleeding is centered around clots, so if I feel one coming, I run to the bathroom, pass it, and go on with my day with relatively little bleeding until the next clot (could be minutes, could be hours; it's all one big surprise!) But now it's a constant, annoying drip.
I've tried googling this, but every result I get is "my period isn't normally like this, but now I'm getting huge clots!" when I try to google "why isn't my period all monster clots like usual?"
I'm gathering that this is closer to more peoples' normals than MY normal generally is, but I'm still confused. No birth control, no new medications of any kind, no diet changes, thyroid's fine, generally good health, have gained a lot of weight in the last year (which I'm not happy about). Just wondering if this is likely good, bad or neutral. A friend of mine recently passed from ovarian cancer and now everything in that general area freaks me out so much I don't know when it's appropriate to see a doctor or when I can let things slide.