This is a long post but as you ladies have so much experience and knowledge I would be so grateful if you could help me please!
Tried to tell my clinic that I think something might be wrong with my periods but they have basically not been interested. As the drugs they give you during IVF are supposed to build up your lining anyway I think they're just focussing on that and not on investigating I was hoping you ladies could tell me if you think I need to kick up more of a fuss?
I used to have PCOS but after a lot of healthier eating and exercise it's just PCO. Sorry if it's TMI but my last 6 cycles have been:
April: 35 days
May: 30 days
June: 31 days
July: 29 days
August: 31 days
September: 30 days
Before that they were all over the shop - a couple as long as 42, even 45 days. This was when I had PCOS though and so apparently erratic cycles was one of the symptoms.
I'm glad they've settled now but my bleeding is really weird. This is where it might get TMI but my last 5 periods I've had:
Days 1-5 = only having a little blood when I wipe, occasionally a little in a panty liner but literally just a smudge. This blood is always really red.
Day 6 = pass heavy/clotty blood, also really red
Day 7= Back to spotting then period is over.
I know that for IVF purposes the period only actually counts as the day of 'full bleed' but surely 1 day periods can't be normal?
Does it mean that I'm getting poor blood flow there/could it be bad to sustain a pregnancy?
Dr Google has been useless and my clinic just seem to think IVF fixes everything, they've not investigated my DH's low count or my weird periods - they just seem to want to do ICSI and not look for any underlying issues.
Sorry for the essay, anyone who even gets to the end should get a gold star⭐
Best of luck to you all on your journeys 🍀🍀🍀