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I am a 34 yr old female. I was diagnosed in 2001 with an underactive thyroid. Now I have Hashimoto's Disease and am currently taking 125mcg of Synthroid.

I had two normal births in 2000 and in 2001. After the first birth I had a d&c performed due to some hemorrhaging 6 weeks after giving birth. I also received a blood transfusion due to the hemmorhage.

I had always had normal menstrual cycles and I have noticed that as the years have passed they are getting to be abnormal. I spot about a week before I am actually due to start. When I start, it will last about 2 days. They normally are not heavy and I can do my normal daily activities without it interfering.

Yesterday I started my period after a week long of spotting. By that evening I was going through a Super absorbency tampon in less than 30 minutes. The blood was bright red and the clots were huge. Two were wide enough to cover my whole had. Normally after wiping it will take a while for more blood to come out but not in this case. It just kept dripping out. Today it is not as bad but I am still having bright red blood clots, just not as big. I can keep my super absorbency tampon in for about 3 hours before I have to change it.

I am calling my doctor tomorrow to make an appointment but I thought I would see if anyone had any information to add that I can take along with me to discuss with him.