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Why blood clots during menstruation?

Why blood clots during menstruation?

amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Passing blood clots during menstruation, could it be a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Passing blood clots during menstruation, could it be a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Separate events: A typical ovarian cyst ruptures mid-cycle resulting in a change in the endometrial lining to secretory in preparation for pregnancy. If you don't get pregnant, the hormones drop and the lining sheds. Menses occurs usually 2 weeks after the rupture. ...Read more

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What do blood clots mean during menstruation? I have a heavy flow, and at one point in time it was said i had a miscarriage due to uterus lining detaching...

What do blood clots mean during menstruation? I have a heavy flow, and at one point in time it was said i had a miscarriage due to uterus lining detaching...

Menorrhagia: Heavy bleeding, or menorrhagia can be due to a variety of reasons. Most common is hormonal. Endometriosis can be a factor. In addition, thyroid, pituitary glands, as well as weight (too thin/heavy), rarely vonwillebrand syndrome. Not usual in someone at 19, a lesion such as a polyp or fibroid can cause as well. Clots just mean excess blood. May want to consider workup with gynecologist? ...Read more

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I have bladder, rectal, vaginal pains during menstruation. also left kidney pain&pelvic pain,blood clots,irregular periods,why?never had intercourse

I have bladder, rectal, vaginal pains during menstruation. also left kidney pain&pelvic pain,blood clots,irregular periods,why?never had intercourse

Dysmenorrhea or: painful periods are not uncommon in young women and can be primary, not having an underlying cause, or secondary, related to infection or possible endometriosis. It is recommended to get a Gyne exam who may also recommend medication. Some women find that suppressing periods with hormones such as low dose birth control pills gives relief of pain, even though they do not need contraception. ...Read more

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Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

No: Passing clots during menstruation does not mean that a woman can not become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am passing blood clots and gunk during my menstruation?

Heavy periods : There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will. ...Read more

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Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

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, consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. Hormones, fibroids, polyps are common causes. A pelic exam and ultrasound are the next steps. Treatment options will depend on your future fertility plans. ...Read more

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Why do I always get blood clots during my menses? Are those what caused d cramps? Thanks!

Why do I always get blood clots during my menses? Are those what caused d cramps?  Thanks!

Heavy period: Your period is heavier than normal that is why you see blood clots and have cramping. ...Read more

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How to understand if i'm bleeding too much during menses? I get quite some blood clots. I misinformed my doctor saying its normal i suppose.

How to understand if i'm bleeding too much during menses? I get quite some blood clots. I misinformed my doctor saying its normal i suppose.

Hemoglobin level: If you hemoglobin level is below 12 gm you are anemic. Even if you are not anemic yet, you may have low body store of iron due heavy menses. It would be appropriate for you to take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. At your next visit to the doctor you should express your concern about excessive blood loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be passing blood clots the size of golf balls during menstration and I have been know to soak through supper tampons and pads ?

Is it normal to be passing blood clots the size of golf balls during menstration and I have been know to soak through supper tampons and pads ?

Large clots menstrua: This is not normal. You should contact your doctor for an appointment for a complete examination to determine the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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Menstruation blood clots.? Are they bad?

Normal: Blood clots are just heavier bleeding and the sloughing of the lining that happens with your menses. It is totally normal. ...Read more

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Why am i getting blood clots after my menses has finish?

Why am i getting blood clots after my menses has finish?

How soon after: Passing of clot s/p menses is common...If you notice an unexpectedly large proliferaion of clot, however, a visit to your gyn is strongly recommended as there may be other causes for the clots. ...Read more

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Menstruating with passing of large almost golf ball sized blood clots with a lot of cramping before they pass. What should I do and what can it be?

Menstruating with passing of large almost golf ball sized blood clots with a lot of cramping before they pass. What should I do and what can it be?

It may be normal: There may be many things contributing for you to have large clots during your periods you need to discuss with your doctor, get checked to see if there is any abnormality.Exercise regularly and eat a well balanced meal. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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