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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it abnormal for my period to be heavy with blood clots, and last more than 7 days?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: You could become anemic with this much blood loss during your monthly cycle. It is not uncommon to arrive at this much menstration slowly over time. After a visit and exam with your gyn doctor, you might have several options to get your cycle back to normal. There are medications, diagnostic ultrasounds and outpatient, same day interventions that could be helpful to you.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Blood clots are abn: Generally clotting during the time of the period is abnormal. It is common because of heavier than normal cycles which allow greater blood flow through basal level blood vessels that have not been clamped down by the smooth muscle of the uterus. With a normal cycle the surface of the uterus is released and only scant bleeding averaging 35cc or just over 2 tablespoons for the entire period.

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