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Doctor insights on: Black Blood Clots During Menstruation

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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

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My menses was regular and usualy last for7days, but now I have light brown spotting for one month alternated with blood clots. What the problem could be?

My menses was regular and usualy last for7days, but now I have light brown spotting for one month alternated with blood clots. What the problem could be?

Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My menses start flowing last night but it has stop flowing since morning. Last night there was two big blood clots that came out.

My menses start flowing last night but it has stop flowing since morning. Last night there was two big blood clots that came out.

Heavy periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What causes very very heavy menstration and irregular periods. I never start when im supose to I have passed blood clots the size of golf balls?

What causes very very heavy menstration and irregular periods. I never start when im supose to I have passed blood clots the size of golf balls?

Not ovulating: In a woman with a normal uterus (no fibroids), irregular bleeding is usually due to not ovulating regularly. This can be corrected with birth control pills, weight loss or correcting any underlying problem (low thyroid function). ...Read more

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I hv irregular menses, sumtimes evry month I hav brownish dischrg, old blood clots like when I pass urine, sumtimes spotting pv bleed, is it menses?

I hv irregular menses, sumtimes evry month I hav brownish dischrg, old blood clots like when I pass urine, sumtimes spotting pv bleed, is it menses?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Can you have your period and be pregnant if your menustration has blood clots in them?

Can you have your period and be pregnant if your menustration has blood clots in them?

Not likely: What you described is not compatible with pregnancy. To be sure, you may do a home pregnancy test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding enough to think it was menstration for 3 days with small blood clots. No constipation. Diarreah, no external hemorrhoids, no fissures?

Rectal bleeding enough to think it was menstration for 3 days with small blood clots. No constipation. Diarreah, no external hemorrhoids, no fissures?

Rectal bleesing: In the absence of the co ditions you mention, constipation, fissures, hemorrhoids, it is possible the blood is coming from insside the rectum. I recommend consulting with your doctor so the right investigation can be skne to locate the source of the blood. ...Read more

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What can cause large black blood clots during your period?

What can cause large black blood clots during your period?

Clotted blood: Large black clots during menstruation are nothing but big chunks of arteries that are falling out as a bleed, usually it liquified but heavy bleeding causes the clots to come out. ...Read more

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What causes dark blood clot during menses?

What causes dark blood clot during menses?

Arteriole blood: Menstrual bleeding is usually venous in nature. If the blood is clotting then it is coming from an arteriole source which usually indicates a growth like a uterine fibroid or hormonal issues as the blood flow will be very bright red and rapid. (hemorrhage) ...Read more

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I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?

I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?

Old blood: The dark brown/black discarge is old menstrual blood and the clot is just a consolidation of old blood cells. If bleeding or clotting heavily, see you GYN. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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