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A 21-year-old member asked:

s it normal to have blood clots during my period?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes, but ...: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, you might consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Sort of, see MD: Agree with Dr.D. Clots usually indicate heavy bleeding. You should take oral iron and multivitamins to prevent anemia.If need be your doctor can provide birth control pills that would limit your period to once a year or so.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

I have blood clots while on my period?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Get treated: There are lots of treatment options for heavy periods. For women who are not done having periods birth control pills work well. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can decrease bleeding significantly. There is a nonhormonal medication called Lysteda that works great. For those done with childbearing endometrial ablations are good options.
A 20-year-old member asked:

I am on my period and I have big blood clots coming out. What could the problem be?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
A lot of things: Could be normal (depending on age, medications, etc..). However, one may also be dealing with pregnancy, polyps, fibroids or worse. Do a pregnancy test and see ob/gyn.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why have I got blood clots on end of my period?

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Dr. Sebastian Conti
Dr. Sebastian Conti answered
Vascular Surgery 51 years experience
Gyn should answer th: Gyn should answer this question. Not a vascular surgery issue.
A 25-year-old member asked:

I've been getting big blood clots during my period. Is this normal ?

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Dr. Theresa Yang
Dr. Theresa Yang answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Maybe: Women can get clots in their period on their heaviest days of bleeding, which is normal. However, regular heavy periods with lots of clotting are abnormal and can be caused by changes in the uterus, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, miscarriage, fibroids, or a change in hormone balance. See your doctor if you are experiencing frequent clots or very heavy bleeding.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I am having blood clots during my period, like bad ones. At least I think they're blood clots. Why?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Normal: Having blood clots with your periods is considered normal, but it generally occurs with heavy bleeding. You may wish to discuss the pattern of your periods with your doctor.

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