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What is the cause of ruptured ovarian cyst blood clots during period?

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Normal: Each month, during an ovulatory cycle, one or more ovarian cysts are formed. One usually predominates and ruptures mid-cycle, liberating the egg. When the lining of the uterus is shed, bleeding occurs and clots form. If the uterus holds onto the clots, they will break down and the blood darken, resulting in a dark menstrual flow. If the uterus is irritable, the clots can be expelled as they form.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can you have blood clots after a ruptured ovarian cyst ??

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
YES: Not uncommon; however if bleeding is severe or you are sexually active, get a pregnancy test and GYN exam.
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Last updated May 12, 2016

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