I've been searching for years for information on this. I am 45, and have never had children. I went through reproductive testing (hormones, hysterosalpingogram, ultrasounds) in my mid-to-late 30s - all normal - and tried intra-uterine insemination with donor sperm about 20 times, but no luck. The docs were baffled. I never tried any drugs (although they were offered) to help me conceive, as there was nothing they could find wrong with me. I've since given up the idea of having children unless some miracle happens (my husband's fertility has now improved, but as I say, I'm 45).
My periods have always been regular, but ever since they started when I was 12, a few hours after the period started, I would have 3-6 hours of horrible pain that no painkiller could touch. It's true that you have to lie down just to get through it. It's the kind of pain that causes a cold sweat over your whole body. After a few hours I would have an especially excruciating cramp and feel something pass, and the pain would subside. What I pass every month is not a clot - it's a blob of membrane. If I tease it out with my fingers (not squeamish!) it's probably about 2 inches across. It usually comes out whole, but sometimes in pieces.
I realize that clots can seem solid and liver-ish. I have those too - everyone does I guess. But I also pass this blob of membrane, which is something quite different.
The only time this didn't happen was during my 20s for a while when I was on the Pill.
I've always wondered if this unusual menstruation was related to the fact I've never conceived. Anyone have any insight into this? Thanks! ~WendyView Thread