Please can anyone advise / share their experience. I am a 42 year-old woman recently diagnosed with a DVT following a long-haul flight. My only risk factors were my age (40+) and being on the pill (to treat another medical condition). I've been on rivaroxaban (Xarelto brand name) for 5 days, which coincided with my period. I've been bleeding very heavily since I started the meds, including passing large blood clots (almost the size of the palm of my hand). It doesn't show any signs of stopping - if anything it is getting worse. I also have some mild abdominal pain. How worried should I be?
I talked to my doctor two days ago and she said the side effects should go down, but so far that is not the case.
Background - I suffer from heavy periods anyway and had surgery just over a month ago to remove a small uterine fibroid. It was the second one I had removed, the first was much bigger and I had surgery 4 years ago to remove that. I think the surgery would have healed by now, but I'm not sure.