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Dr. Patricia Fearing
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Why blood clots during menstruation?

Dr. Patricia Fearing
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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

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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I have some type of painful interference between passing blood clots during menstruation and my digestive system passing gas, is there a common cause?

Dr. Janice Alexander
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I have some type of painful interference between passing blood clots during menstruation and my digestive system passing gas, is there a common cause?

See a Provider: There are many causes for this including dietary issues and medical. If this condition persists, you should have an ultrasound of the pelvis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Passing blood clots during menstruation, could it be a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes blood clots the size of golf balls during menstruation?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Those are very: Large blood clots. Please consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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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...

Dr. Jane van Dis
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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...

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have very bad menstrual cramps, pass blood clots 4 out of 7 days. Brown smelly discharge. Inside of the hand is pale during menstruation.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have very bad menstrual cramps, pass blood clots 4 out of 7 days. Brown smelly discharge. Inside of the hand is pale during menstruation.

If you have a : Malodorous discharge and you are pregnant -please your physician promptly. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Patricia Fearing
Board Certified, Gynecology
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Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Dr. Patricia Fearing
Board Certified, Gynecology
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is there a reason why I am passing blood clots and gunk during my menstruation?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Heavy periods : There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena 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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Dr. Abraham Morse
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Every menstruation I have blood clots and clear clots, very heavy bleeding, very painful on leftside. Pain during & after intercourse & bleeding?

Dr. Abraham Morse
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Every menstruation I have blood clots and clear clots, very heavy bleeding, very painful on leftside. Pain during & after intercourse & bleeding?

Consult gyn: There are different options to help diagnose and control heavy and painful bleeding. A thorough evaluation by an gynecologist would make sense. ...Read more

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