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I have a herniated disc as LF/SI. I had one small dose ESI that did nothing at all, and after moving and ending up with a much more agressive doctor, I had two high-dose injections in one go: one at L5, one at SI. It did give me good relief for about 2 weeks before it started to wear off, but I don't feel comfortable doing another because of the side effect I think I'm experiencing. Roughly 2 weeks after my injection, I started bleeding. When it started, it was still 17 days before my (usually predictable) cycle was due, so at first I thought maybe it was implantation bleeding and I was pregnant. The blood was more brown than the pink I read was usually evidence of spotting, and there seemed to be more than typicak spotting. (Not an awful loft, but a panty liner would be pretty full after a few hours.) It has now been almost 3 weeks since I started bleeding, and it's lessened a lot, but it's still happening. It's about to get gross folks; buckle up! ...I don't even know if "blood" is the right word for what I'm experiencing now. It is very viscous and almost looks gray sometimes--like brown/gray/and a little red. It just comes out in like (sorry!) stretchy strands. Has ANYONE else experienced anything like this? And if so, for how long? (Sorry so yucky. I had to say it!)