It's a bit of a random one but I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of the below.
I've been on the contraceptive implant since November 2015 and during that time I haven't really had any periods (which is fine by me because my periods were always horrendous). Anything that I had since the implant I wouldn't even have called a period as it would be three - four days of incredibly light bleeding but has only really happened olny two- three times since the impant was inserted.
I had my trachelectomy at the end of January and there was bleeding up until the middle of March - however this was a result of the trach and so was pretty much expected.
For the rest of March and April there was nothing - again, pretty much expected as I still have the implant and honestly I would have been surprised if I did have a period.
Except 10 days ago I started spotting rather dark, 'old' blood which at first I thought was because I had stained something internally. Then it didn't go away but varied between the dark 'old' blood, fresh bright blood and rather thin watery blood. All of which made me think there was possibly an infection but I've experienced no real pain or signs of an infection apart from what was a rather sharp, 'stabbing' sensataion where my cervix used to be. It almost feels a bit like pins and needles!
It's been 10 days since I started bleeding and whilst it's not heavy I don't understand what it could be. My options were - infection, internal injury or period. Then after a few days I started having period like cramps which was completely unexpected - since being on the implant that hasn't really happened.
If it is a period is there any reason why it's being so odd? Any reason why there is a sharpness where the cervix used to be? Any reason why its taking so bleeding (excuse the pun) long?!
I'm not expecting anyone to necessarily have the answers but more hopeful that someone has been through something similar.
It threw me a bit because I was hoping not to get periods since the trach and was hopeful that the implant would continue to see to that. I wonder if the surgery would have impacted that in some way?
Unfortunately my GP wasn't aware of what a trachelectomy was and so couldn't offer any advice! I don't want to bother my consultant or the nurses for what might simply be a (rather confused) period.