I just started taking this last month and my period was 2 weeks long and very very heavy with blood clot too like this month. Will it happened every month?
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I'm a 37 year old female and I was first diagnosed with a superficial clot (side of the knee) in October 2016 (ironically, about a month after coming of the pill). Eight weeks later I was diagnosed with a DVT in the calf. After self injecting Clexaine for 15 days I was prescribed Xarelto (15 mg once daily) for another two and a half months. My period was much heavier while taking Xarelto during those 3 months although thankfully my cycle length was normal. One month ago I was diagnosed with another clot. I spent 21 days on 30 my of Xarelto (15 my twice daily). I've just started 20 mg of Xarelto (once daily). After 4 clots in 5 months looks like I'm on blood thinners for life. My periods are heavy yet again but what I'm curious about is whether anyone else is experiencing severe period and pelvic pain as well as heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle?
I just found out last (7/22/17)month that I have DVT, along with severe anemia Hemog. Was @7.7, I had started my period in the hospital on the 23rd. My periods have always been VERY HEAVY and a full 7 days. On Xarelto now(20mg 1xdaily). Started my period last night, and today had the worst experience:( Watching TV with my boys(identical twin boys 9yrs) I felt a gushing sensation, and from the front, all through the back.. terrible!
I hope not, I don't know that my body can deal, I hope someone with experience will answer. I really would like to know too. Considering the ER at this point
At age 65, vaginal bleeding has not happened in a long time. I have been on this xarelto about two weeks. Bleeding is very heavy today with blood clots. I went through menopause at age 30, so it has been 35 years since I have had a period. I told my gyn (female) what was going on and she wants to do a d & c??? I am too old and too tired for all of this. Not a happy camper.
This is my 3rd time on Xarelto and currently on my 4th episode of blood clotting since 2011 (3 bilateral PEs and 1 clot found in my arm). My doctor's also don't know what causes my clots (never had a DVT or swelling), but we've been able to link it to periods of intense travel. And still - I've refused to stay on xarelto long term for this very reason.
My situation is complicated by many large fibroids that cause heavy, intense periods that have resulted in sever anemia (my HBG hovered around 7 for )ears) - and that's on a good day. This time I've been on Xarelto for 4 days and my current period is already unbearable. I'm not on any birth control b/c like all of you I can't take anything with estrogen (my first PEs were triggered by NuvaRing) AND my fibroids have deemed everything else ineffective they've pushed out 4 IUDs) and non-estorgen BC does nothing.
So I plan to do what I've done in the past and pause Xarelto for 2 days (the heaviest on my cycle) and go back to aspirin and natural blood thinners like ginger, turmeric, etc for 48hrs. This usually helps manage the worst of my cycle, shorten the overall timeframe, AND get back to my therapeutic Xarelto does quickly. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT APPROVED BY MY DOCTOR, but it's a quality of life issue for me and also a safety concern - the last time my bleeding got so bad I ended up in the ER with a low blood count and dehydration.
No one on this thread is alone and I agree that if a man were experiencing this - there'd be a solution by now. Since my doctor's don't seem to care about quality of life for me, I took my treatment into my own hands and pray for the best. 6yrs and counting...
PS: I was also approached about the Lupton shot, but my research of that drug left me too terrified to even try it. Chief among my concerns were the women who took it, relieved all the side effects (some times months beyond stopping it), AND their bleeding never got better. I don't like those odds.
My hemotologist put me on Xarelto 20mg daily. She also suggested that I talk to my gynecology doctor and see about getting a uterin ablation. She said that would greatly reduce the bleeding. I recommend talking to your doctor about it to see if it can help you
This started at age 50. Found DVT in left leg and clot in lung. Went on Xarelto and then the nightmare began. Already pre-menopause heavy bleeding and 3 fibroid tumors so when the Xarelto was added to the mix it has become deadly. Heavy bleeding during periods that can last all month without stopping. Had one blood transfusion and go for IV iron a couple times a month and take feosol iron tabs 2 to 3 times a day. When the period starts it is mostly blood for about 3 days then the clots start. I run to the bathroom every 15 to 30 minutes. I use ultra tampons, overnight 12 hour (haha) pads and depends. I constantly bleed through my clothes if I don't. I can't leave the house for days. My doctor has reduced me down to 10mg Xarelto. Doesn't make any difference. The pain is unbelievable. Tylenol doesn't touch it. It just seems to get worse.
I am 53, postmenopausal and have been on Xarleto since November 14, 2017 due to a massive blood clot in my leg. I haven’t had a period for 2 years and now I am having what appears to be a regular menstrual cycle but with some lite clotting. I understand that a “Rogue Phantom ovulation” can cause a random cycle after no cycle for a year. My question is can Xarleto cause menses to restart in postmenopausal women?
IUD SOLVED ALL MY PROBLEMS. Plus getting a divorce from narcissistic husband after a 27 year marriage & 5 children. Realized the stress was also increasing the bleeding ( the blobs of red jello that would fall out & run down my leg). IUD & stress relief will solve your problems. I struggled with the bleeding episodes for 3 years. I was pre menses. All is good now. If I do have a random period it is nothing at all.
I am 41 and was diagnosed with acute mesenteric ischemia, dvt clot and peripheral vascular disease in may of 2016 and after being released from a 2 week ccu hospital stay was put on 5mg of warfarin, i was very concerned about my period while in hospital and asked my dr and he seemed to laugh it off saying he has never had anyone with my condition on blood thinners at my age that still had periods so told me to let him know how it goes.
My 1st period was horrible lasted 2.5 weeks and was heavier than ever before (even after having children). I was very weak and nauseous towards the end of my period but thought that was normal, being new on warfarin. Over time my period had times it was 3+ weeks and other times would last 2 days of extremely heavy flow.
I have to have iron infusion treatments to keep my iron up, otherwise my iron drops tremendously and that causes the weakness and nausea (that is what my hematologist says anyways) i have had 3 iron infusion treatments in the last year and my periods are now lasting 5 days 2 of the days are extremely heavy and the other 3 days are very light spotting.
But the pain/cramps i have now are unbearable and i am in horrible pain for 2 of the 5 days. Pain pills help but not a permanent solution.
But for the bleeding have ur dr check ur iron and if the bleeding of ur period is causing ur iron to drop i would see if infusion of iron is good for u too.
I know my response is fairly new but I'm new to Xarelto as of middle of May. I had blood clots in '09 in both arms. Was on coumadin for 4 mos & taken off. No family history only taking depo at the time. Very active. Got pregnant last year & they said that they came back or some left over was reactivated due to extra blood flow from pregnancy. I took lovenox until I lost the baby at near 4 mos & taken off month after D&C procedure. Had a hospital stay the end of April & was diagnosed w/ left eschemic stroke but didn't show on my MRI and Cat Scan. But my left side had symptoms. I'm on my second cycle since being on Xarelto & it's kinda rough. Last month was kinda regular but I am at this moment experiencing weakness, fatigue & although I'm not losing enough blood to make me alarmed I believe I just may be. Last visit to ER, I was told my hemoglobin was a little low & to see my Dr.
I am soon but I also have a hematologist & I'll be seeing him soon again as well as he's the prescribing physician. Slight chest pains as well & I fear it may be because of blood loss. I'll see what these Drs have to say soon but until then, I hope everyone has positive resolutions/outcomes.
Just to share my experience, I too have suffered this side effect. Before I checked myself into the ER after 3 days of the heaviest bleeding I'd ever had (preceded by my actual menstruation which was actually fairly normal), this thread really helped me out, so I wanted to contribute to it. I was put on xarelto back in mid-July for PE post-surgery. This is my first period while on this medication. I've lost so much blood over 6 days that I've had to be transfused. I'm switching out to another anticoagulant at the advice of a cardiologist (Eliquis) and we're seeing how it goes. I hope to be released in a day or so. So far, so good. Bleeding reduced dramatically, but only with strict supervision, lots of IV fluid, and a coagulant that is temporarily counter-acting my Eliquis.
It's so very important to go see a doctor or go to the ER of your having odd problems while on a blood thinner. I've been reading lots of medical studies in my down time, and a lot of them say that research isn't being fully done because so many women don't report heavy bleeding while on blood thinners!
I was on Xarelto, following a pulmonary embolism, for two months. The two periods I had during the treatment were horrible. Blood clots leaking out despite Tampax etc etc. Because of unrelated side effects my Dr decided to switch me to Eliquis (Apixaban) which works in the same way as xarelto but two tablets a day. I’m now on my second period since starting, and it’s nothing like the nightmare experience on Xarelto. The first period, I had 2 days with very heavy bleeding. This time its a ‘normal’ period - like I had before.
Worth looking into to see if this is a solution for others... good luck to all.
I have been on it for 6 months and in my experience yes. I started buying depends for over night use because of how bad it was. As for the clots I was told it was normal after freaking for one the size of my fist. I’m 24 with a history of DVT.
I just started Xarelto five weeks ago and am now on my second period on this medication due to DVT caused by NuvaRing (which I was only using for 8 weeks). My first period was 10 days in duration and the heaviest I have ever experienced. The first few days included some of the largest clots I have ever seen, like post pregnancy bleeding. I am now on my second period which started yesterday and it is a nightmare. Some of the clots are so huge and it's a pad/tampon every hour. I am also on iron supplements and trying to keep my levels up because my ferritin dropped dramatically. I am very active, 5'6", no other medical conditions, no other medications and about 150lbs and the bleeding is really stressful. My doctor is struggling to treat the bleeding. I don't think this medicine was intended for or tested on women of childbearing age and there doesn't seem to be anything that can be done other than fight from becoming anemic.
My husband and I are predominantly vegetarians but I am eating beef and other lean meats to try to boost iron. I truly empathize with anyone on this thread. Lesson is to stay away from hormonal birth control because even if the risks are low a blood clot can happen even to an otherwise healthy person and wreak havoc on our bodies!
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