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what does a menstrual blood clot look like

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
NO: Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc.
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Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience General Surgery
No: In order for a clot to travel to your heart or lungs, it must be first located within a major vein in the body. Menstrual clots are not contained wit ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good question: The menstrual flow is actually a mixture of substances, including last month's endometrium, and blood that has already lost the portion that can clot. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Having a white spot in the menstrual blood clot can be normal. In addition to blood and all the components of blood in menstrual cycle, there is linin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: This usually means there is very heavy flow of blood duing your menstrual period. A variety of things can cause this incding small smooth muscle tumo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Retrograde menses: Some women during their period have blood flow through the fallopian tubes and the blood spills into the peritoneal cavity (the space that holds your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: YES; however it is not common to ovulate during your period which usually occurs mid-cycle. This sounds like either old menstrual blood mixed with ce ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Evans
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a true period: A true menstrual period cannot come 14 days after the last period. The recent bleeding could be a hormone imbalance or bleeding from something in th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: The naural tendency for blood outside the vascular system is to clot. This is normal and expected.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Heavy menses causes: Heavy menstral bleeding and bleeding between cycle can be caused by endometriosis, thickened uterine lining, cancer, disorders with coagulation. You s ... Read More

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