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A 24-year-old female asked:

i am 24 and every month i get my period and get bad bad cramps that's makes me sweat really bad is it normal to have a lot of blood clots every month?

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Dr. Roy Silver
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Can be: There are several reasons for heavy periods. Usually is normal. You may consider starting some kind of hormonal contraception that could improve this such as a pill or nuva ring

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