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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

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Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...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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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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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 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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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


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