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Black Blood Clots During Menstruation
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment. ...Read more
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
Heavy period: Your period is heavier than normal that is why you see blood clots and have cramping. ...Read more
Is it normal to have blood clots during my period and sometimes really bad anus pain during menses?
Mabye: See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause. ...Read more
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
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 ?
I'm 40 and seem to have hormonal symtpoms. I have heavy clotting during menses and I have anemia. Blood clots are constant and the size of my fist. I have been having racing heart and dizzness for months and nausea. My heart workup is good. What could 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?
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