I am a bit worried about my latest period as it was very strange. It was three days late, and only lasted for two and a half days (a very abrupt finish, no trailing off, just nothing all of a sudden - usually my periods last for 4-5 days and are quite light). I had been experiencing pre-menstrual cramps on and off for 2 weeks before (this is longer than usual and the pains were much worse than normal), and for the short while I was 'on' the pains were really bad, ibuprofen and paracetemol combined weren't helping. I am especially worried, however, because on the first night I felt a really heavy flow, and when I went to the bathroom I was bleeding everywhere really fast, and a big clot came out, followed by a smaller one. The rest of my period had lots of 'bits' in it. I have also had a bad back with sciatic pain for the past week or so, thought I'd done something to it but then abdominal cramps came on too. Even though I have stopped bleeding my back and abdominal pains have not fully gone away.
I have not had clots in my period for years, however in September I had several bleeding with clots following LLETZ treatment for pre-cancerous cells, although everything has been okay since then period-wise. When I have sex with my BF we don't use a condom until near the end... are we increasing our chance of pregnancy this way?
I think I am a bit of a hypochondriac usually, and have been worried about pregnancy for the last couple of months as PMS has been bad - really moody and emotional, very bloated and incredibly tired, lots of headaches and feeling sick, although period has come on as normal every other month apart from this time. I am 25.
I really hope someone has some light to shed on this - thank you :)