Spotting vs Flow
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|Sun, 01-02-2011 - 5:13pm|
I am trying to figure out my cycle and have begun seeing a doctor to address its irregularity and our difficulty conceiving.
I had been have been managing my irregular cycle with success using the Nuvaring but stopped using that when we decided to TTC in the Spring of last year.
Untreated my cycle seems to range 28-34 days with a 4-5 day flow and then during the time I would expect to be ovulating I have some light spotting and at times severe bleeding... this irregular (and at times unmanageable) bleeding generally contains large clots, most certainly requires a tampon and a pad and sometimes results in surges of blood that come out of nowhere and can even cause me to feel faint. Then the spotting/surging can disappear as quickly as it came. My normal 4-5 day flow is intense but a much more consistent flow when compared to these crazy flare-ups.
I have tracked my cycle for a while but not with a great degree of detail. Today I began using Fertility Friend and struggle to know how to quantify this type of irregular activity when charting my cycle. I don't even know how to check CM with all of this bleeding.
So, any suggestions on how to chart when dealing with my type of issues?
FYI - I am 36, have no children, have been TTC for 6 months. I am working with my doctor but have a hard time getting the answers to ALL of the questions as some are more pressing than others. So far I have done a CD21 blood test which showed very low progesterone levels which was followed by a very late period (I think I started CD1 today). I am scheduled to have a transvaginal ultrasound this week and a CD3 bloodtest whenever CD3 comes around.