I am 34 years old, and about 4 months ago started experiencing longer and heavier periods. As the days would go by I started having very large blood clots and my periods would last a little over two weeks, maybe even 3. I noticed some extreme weight loss that prompted me to go to the doctor. My blood work came back and my hemoglobin was at a . I can't explain all the effects but shortness of breath, pressure on my bladder and dizziness were a few among them. I had a biopsy done to rule out cancer , and I am still waiting on the results. My uterine fibroid is 8 cm and I have to have surgery to have it removed. A little scared, yes I am. This was a close call and I am glad I caught it when I did.