i'm 23 and i had an abortion
2 years ago, as of this last April... and i have been on birth control
ever since. it's that one the doctor puts in your arm, that lasts 3 years and cost $1,500. i have had irregular periods ever since. it may be because of the birth control, but i have always had issues with bleeding and clotting.
sometimes, my blood is too thick, and other times it is too thin. this does not just apply to my period; this has been so for at least 4 years before my first period. it varies depending what time of month it is, but i have never paid much attention to this and don't know if the variation is even consistent with my period or other events. despite intense stress i experienced as a teenager, my periods were regular, unless i hadn't been eating very well or very much. if it was irregular, it's because of the aforementioned reasons, and then i just wouldn't get my period. i will have a heavier period if i drink orange juice or eat dark chocolate, but have never known why. this is still true, but my period's schedule is quite erratic.
i'm on my second period this month... or perhaps my period has been going on almost all month? i've been bleeding heavily for the last 4-5 days. the blood is as dark as it's ever been, thick and clots very quickly. before that i thought i was off my period for 2 days. and before that my period was light in color, barely even baby pink at times.
i didn't mention these problems to the doctors, and i know i should have but since irregularity can last up to 2 years after the abortion, i wasn't very worried. what is wrong with me? how worried should i be? should i get help? is there anything anyone can do to fix this?