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why would i have a heavy menstrual cycles with large blood clots?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
The way you are: If you are talking about seeing blood clots coming out of your vagina, that can be normal. Just like if you cut your skin and then it clots and forms a scab, the blood coming out of your uterus can clot inside of your vagina before it comes out, especially if you are lying down or sitting down for more than about an hour.

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Is it normal to pass large clots of blood during my period? Usually my menstrual cycle starts out light and then is very heavy for about 2 days. The blood is so heavy that trying to use a tampon is useless. During those days, I have rather large blood c

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