I need some woman advice on whether or not this warrants a doctors visit or if it’s nothing to really worry about. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before so i’m pretty confused at the moment and not really sure what to do. Short story behind the cut(I am including 2 pictures also) but for the TL:DR crowd, it involves strange vaginal blood… I think?

**EDIT: I posted this to TMI and they said that it looks like a miscarriage and I am really freaked out because that honestly never crossed my mind. Does anyone agree? Should I go to the doctor or would there be no use at this point?

Ok, my body is totally fucked up because of Depo so I don’t have actual periods(more like breakthrough bleeding) and when I do bleed it’s typically the brownish color blood with no cramping. This has been going on for about 9 months now so i’ve gotten used to it. I have never had any blood clots or any kind of tissue pass while on my period in all my life.

Well about 1 week ago I started bleeding really bright red and was cramping really bad and had the PMS symptoms that I used to have(sore breasts, headaches, bloated, etc) so I was happy because I thought I was finally getting back to my normal cycle. This lasted for the first half of the week and towards the weekend I started feeling better and the bleeding slowed down. I felt fine all day yesterday until around 6 pm when I very suddenly started feeling nauseous, light headed, weak and had started cramping fairly bad with bright red blood again so I decided to take a warm bath to try and relax. After laying there for a few minutes in pain, I got this strange urge to push for some reason and this…. thing came out. I don’t really know what to call it. You can’t see everything in the pictures due to my crappy camera so i’ll just describe it…
After pushing it out it was just sitting on the top of the water so I picked it up and it stayed solid in my hand and felt firm but not hard, like jello, and was only about the size of the nail on my middle finger. It looked like a tiny sac filled with a light pinkish fluid and on the left side it had, what looked like, blood(was red and purplish) and a bunch of black dots and 2 or 3 flesh colored dots in the form of a crescent shape. On the right side was this weird shaped white/grey colored discharge… or tissue, maybe? I’m not really sure.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?? I have no idea what it could be but I have researched blood clots and different types of vaginal tissues and none of that looks like what I had. Any help is appreciated!!

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13 Responses to Re-Posting from Too Much Info!! Could really use some advice!

  1. SseNope says:

    How resilient/malleable is it? Could it be the uterine lining shedding?

    Though, it sounds more gelatinous than uterine lining. Hrm.
    How likely is it that you were pregnant? Are you up to date on your Depo and sexually active with exposure to semen?

  2. Xxelight says:

    It could be uterine lining but i’m just not sure, especially now. I’ve never shed any kind of lining or had any blood clots that I know of so all I have to base it on is google pictures and this didn’t look like anything I saw.
    It is definitely gelanitous feeling; it’s not hard/tough at all, just kind of firm. It feels like if you touch jello lightly. That’s the best way I can think to describe it at the moment.

    I had my last depo shot early in June ’11 and never got another because it made me bleed tremendously. My doctor at the time said to stop taking it and my body would “work itself out” but i’ve been dealing with this abnormal bleeding for almost 9 months now. She told me that I most likely couldn’t get pregnant until I got my normal cycle back so I didn’t even think it was possible. I do have unprotected sex with my bf but it’s not very often… I could have been pregnant and not known it, I guess. :/

  3. Hteall says:

    The thing about “not get pregnant till you get your normal cycle back” is that your cycle may well return with ovulation, and then a couple weeks later, a period. So unless you’re charting temps and cervical mucous, to tell when your body might be establishing a rhythm that leads to fertility, if you are not open to getting pregnant… It’s better not to have unprotected semen-exposure.

    And I want to smack your doctor for not emphasizing this.

    If you take a pregnancy test right away, then there is a chance that, if this is a miscarriage, it would show as pregnant. (Though it might not, depending on timing.) Or it could easily be a bit of uterine lining that didn’t break up normally — that’s most common when on some form of HBC, but not impossible otherwise.

    You might want to take a pregnancy test in a couple weeks, just in case; if you are in the US, Dollar Tree Stores carry inexpensive ones that are liked by peeonastick.com. I had decidual bleeding that included a rather massive, fibrous clot, such that I thought I had miscarried. I hadn’t. (Or if I did, I think I’m glad I didn’t have twins. O_O )

    I hope you feel better soon!

  4. Xxelight says:

    Thanks, I appreciate your help!

  5. SseNope says:

    graphic description of bodily fluids

    My uterine lining–which would come after I stacked my NuvaRing to skip >1 period–reminded me a lot of a cross between really thick snot and cheek lining. Yours doesn’t seem to match my experience, but I suspect there’s a lot of variation.

    Your doc seriously told you you couldn’t get pregnant after stopping Depo? That’s…so absolutely wrong! I mean, sure, if you’re TTC, you should wait for a while, but if you’re trying to avoid pregnancy, it makes way more sense to protect against that from the get-go. Argh, I’m sort of pissed at your doctor now.

    I think that a home pregnancy test might still test positive, if you have the means to pee on a stick. If this does turn out to be a miscarriage, is there anything we at VP can do for you?

  6. Xxelight says:

    Re: graphic description of bodily fluids

    Yeah I wish she had told me this! I’ll be alright, i’m kind of upset now because I didn’t even consider that being an option but now i’m kind of thinking that’s what happened and there’s nothing to do about it now. It might sound weird but it kind of makes it easier, if miscarriage is the case, that I obviously wasn’t far along and didn’t even know.
    Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!!

  7. SseNope says:

    Re: graphic description of bodily fluids

    …At least it took care of itself? If you’re able, you might want to give the doc a call–both to inform her of the major misunderstanding, and to see if the possible miscarriage needs to be followed up.

  8. Nwooeva says:

    It’s possible that it could just be a big piece of the uterine lining that came off. I’ve seen users post similar pictures here in the past and that was the consensus with those posts.

  9. Yreora says:

    Is there any possibility you could have been pregnant? I’ve had several early pregnancies losses and that looks a lot like what passed. It felt like a little jelly lump.

  10. Xxelight says:

    I have had unprotected sex with my boyfriend in the last few months so I could have been pregnant and not known it. My former doctor told me I couldn’t get pregnant while not having a regular menstrual cycle so I didn’t think it was possible but now i’m wondering if that’s what it was. If it was a miscarriage then I really don’t think I would have been far along so i’m trying to figure out if going to the doctor would even make a difference at this point.
    A jelly lump is a perfect way to describe it, I was having such a hard time with that! It’s hard to see in the pictures but it looked like a tiny bubble or sac with that stuff inside. I was trying to figure out what each thing inside could be but now I don’t know if I want to know. :/

  11. Ereoya says:

    Sorry for being the one odd one out in a post of useful ._., but just wanted to point out that not everyone with a vag identifies as a woman, and this comm is super-great about remembering that and keeping general addresses inclusive to that.

    Also, holy shit I hope you’re doing okay now. I would have freaked out. D: /offers kitty hugs via icon

  12. 60nzoa says:

    It’s hard to tell from this photo but it could possibly be a VERY early miscarriage… like 4-6 weeks (meaning you would have become pregnant 2-4 weeks ago. (I work at an abortion clinic and see many, many embryos/fetuses.) But usually at this stage of gestation you would see some feathery things that adhere the gestational sac to the wall of the uterus, so it’s difficult to say.

    My advice would probably be to take a pregnancy test ASAP if you can. Generally you can get a positive pregnancy test up to 3 weeks after a pregnancy ends, but usually for at least a few days.

    If you get a positive, I would say you might want to see a doctor in case you need follow-up care (a doctor would probably want to check to ensure that all the pregnancy tissue has passed).

    If you get a negative, it could be that you still did have a miscarriage, but it could also mean that it was just a really weird clot.

    Also um… I’m kind of worried that your doctor told you you probably couldn’t get pregnant after stopping depo- that is definitely not the case.

  13. Jessica says:

    I just came across this post while searching for an answer to my question… a while back I had the same type of thing come out of me. I asked the nurse at my OB and she didn’t really seem too concerned but obviously with being told by friends that it sounded like a possible miscarriage..I was concerned. I was wondering if you ever followed up with your doctor since this post and if you got any answers on what this was.

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