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A 26-year-old female asked:

If you have lots of period clots, does that mean you have blood clots in general? i had a very bad period with lots of clots, and now i am experiencing weird symptoms that seem like circulation issues--cold, crampy, tingly extremities, breathlessness?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No, having blood clots in menstrual blood is not necessarily suggestive of being prone to developing blood clots in general. An undiagnosed condition that may be causing you general symptoms as described and menstrual heavy bleeding is likely otherwise and seeing your primary care doc would be advisable as work up will be needed.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Blood clots in menstrual flow are an indication of excessive bleeding, not excessive clot formation. Take iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent anemia. It would be prudent to see your gynecologist. Your doctor can prescribe pills that can limit your period to once a year. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Apr 20, 2021

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