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Can you have blood clots before your period?

Can you have blood clots before your period?

Unclear question: If you are passing clots, there is active bleeding. Your period may be early.
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.
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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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Passing large blood clots five days before period. Could this be an early miscarriage?

Passing large blood clots five days before period. Could this be an early miscarriage?

It is possible: But u should see your gyn asap or a gyn as u need an exam, blood work to r/o preg and other hormones and to check your hb level, and a pelvic ultrasound to check the uterus and ovaries, and you may possibly need an in office hysteroscopy to look at the endometrium and an endometrial biopsy and once your doc knows what the cause is then there are different treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blood clots a week before your period? They started on sunday about the size of a nickle now they bigger and more frequent?

Is it normal to see blood clots a week before your period? They started on sunday about the size of a nickle now they bigger and more frequent?

Not normal: If you normally have regular cycles, and now are experiencing bleeding unrelated to your cycle, then no it is not normal for you. Check a pregnancy test if pregnancy is possible. Also, this is a good reason to check with your ob/gyn about a visit. ...Read more

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Can you pass a blood clot before starting your period?

Can you pass a blood clot before starting your period?

Unusual: Unless it is due to retention of the last period (highly unlikely) or due to bleeding from some other cause. ...Read more

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I am spotting and having blood clots 4 days before my period is due. Could I be pregnant?

I am spotting and having blood clots 4 days before my period is due. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after getting a "weird" period, or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Missed period, lots of blood clots before very short light period. Another missed period with negativePregnancyTest w/ pregnancy symptoms?

Missed period, lots of blood clots before very short light period. Another missed period with negativePregnancyTest w/ pregnancy symptoms?

Ectopic pregnancy: This presentation could be one of a tubal pregnancy. In order to completely rule out pregnancy, you need to have quantitative beta HCG measurements to make sure that you are not pregnant, or have miscarried. You could also have endometriosis or other uterine disease that is causing pregnancy symptoms. You may need an ultrasound to rule out ectopic pregnancy if your HCG levels are low. ...Read more

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Brown big lumps of blood clot started 2 weeks before period. It lasted for almost a week. I'm not expecting to be pregnant. No intercourse. Why is that?

Brown big lumps of blood clot started 2 weeks before period. It lasted for almost a week. I'm not expecting to be pregnant. No intercourse. Why is that?

Many causes: The menstrual cycle is under numerous influences, both externally (e.g. Stress, weight changes, diet, etc...) and internally (e.g. Pituitary gland, ovaries, adrenal glands, etc...). Additionally, pathology like uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps can also intervene. Sounds like a thorough work-up is in order. Of course, a pregnancy is always a consideration. Get with your ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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What could clear vaginal discharge and bright red blood and blood clot 9 days before period mean? Implantation bleeding or ovulation? 32 day cycle.

What could clear vaginal discharge and bright red blood and blood clot 9 days before period mean? Implantation bleeding or ovulation? 32 day cycle.

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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I have red blood with clots 3 days before period due, I had sex around a week after ovulation, the blood isn't too heavy, is it just my period?

I have red blood with clots 3 days before period due, I had sex around a week after ovulation, the blood isn't too heavy, is it just my period?

More than likely: It is very likely that bleeding you are having is your period. Both the length of the a woman's menstrual cycle and the character and amount of bleeding during menses vary now and then in most women, for a variety of reasons or for no apparent reason. If you are concerned about the possibility of pregnancy you should do a pregnancy test, and should use reliable birth control. ...Read more

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Pain and cramping days before period on right side pelvic Area. Like sharp pain. Period started 3-5 days late and again sharp pain on right side with blood clots in period?

Pain and cramping days before period on right side pelvic Area. Like sharp pain. Period started 3-5 days late and again sharp pain on right side with blood clots in period?

Ultrasound: If you're having severe pain associated with periods and especially if it hurts more on one side than another then it likely means you should have an ultrasound done or at least a physical pelvic exam to look for any ovarian abnormalities, such as an endometriosis cyst. You should consider using birth control pills or an IUD to help regulate your period related pain. See a gynecologist! ...Read more

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I am 31 I have period with blood clots is it okay?

Periods: Some people have heavy periods and you can see blood clots. ...Read more

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Why am I having huge blood clots on my every period?

Why am I having huge blood clots on my every period?

Iron & gynecologist: Please take oral iron and multivitamins to prevent anemia. It would be prudent to see your gynecologist for an evaluation. If you do not wish to be pregnant, your gyno can prescribe birth control that can reduce the frequency of periods to 3-4 times a year.
For good health -Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Having really heavy painful period with blood clots?

Having really heavy painful period with blood clots?

Unclear question: Please repost with a question so that we can be helpful. ...Read more

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How are blood clots in a period formed? Is it normal?

Yes: It is common for women to pass small blood clots during a period, such as the size of a nickel. There are a few women who will pass egg sized clots, and if it is occasional that is ok also. Large clots and changing a big pad sooner than every hour is quite heavy and should be checked out. ...Read more

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Blood clots in period... Is this abnormal? What's wrong?

Blood clots in period... Is this abnormal? What's wrong?

Menstrual Clots: Some clotting with menstrual flow is normal. Size matters! Golf ball size clots, heaviness sensation and cramping should be evaluated. A pelvic examination and ultrasound may help ...Read more

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When im on a period I pass atleast 12 large blood clots?

When im on a period I pass atleast 12 large blood clots?

Not normal: Passing a lot of blood clots while you are on your period isn't normal. I would definitely recommend you see a gynecologist and discuss this. Could be due to hormonal issues, thyroid problems, weight issues (thin/heavy). But that seems like too much bleeding for someone your age. Rarely heavy menstrual bleeding due to vonwillebrand. Get a check up so you'll know. Take care. ...Read more

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Dry blood clots during day one of period. Is this normal?

Dry blood clots during day one of period. Is this normal?

Could be: Yes, it could be. If seems to be more than usual or consistent, I would suggest seeing your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the blood clots during a period? What exactly is it?

What is the blood clots during a period? What exactly is it?

Unclear question: If you are asking about the presence of blood clots in menstrual discharge, it generally means excessive blood loss during menstrual flow. It would put you at risk of iron deficiency anemia and you should take oral iron supplements.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of blood clots and tissue during a period?

What can be the cause of blood clots and tissue during a period?

Qi stagnation: In chinese medicine, which I think is the best way to study menstrual problems, the liver regulates your menstrual cycle. When the liver isn't working right, you will get cramps, blood clots, and other symptoms you are describing.
Acupuncture or herbs can help rebalance your system so that you will not have these problems. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for passing blood clots not during a period?

Many: Normal, fibroids, polyps hormonal changes to your cycle get checked to dtermine the reason. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it normal to pass blood clots during a period?

Can you let me know is it normal to pass blood clots during a period?

Not if big: There are multiple options. 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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood clots throughout your entire period? Or how many days maximum?

Is it normal to have blood clots throughout your entire period? Or how many days maximum?

No: Having large clots during menses is not normal. It is suggestive of a hormonal imbalance known as estrogen dominance, and/or low thyroid function. Birth control pills are often prescribed for this problem, however, I treat with issue with hormone balance and optimization, which is treating the underlying cause rather than bandaiding the symptom. Seek a physician who practices functional medicin. ...Read more

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Came on period 18 days after last one. Also heavy with little blood clots. What does that mean?

Came on period 18 days after last one. Also heavy with little blood clots. What does that mean?

Irregular bleeding: 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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Hi had period 3 days then stopped and 3 days later had some blood clots and brownish blood is that normal?

Hi had period 3 days then stopped and 3 days later had some blood clots and brownish blood is that normal?

Likely normal: There are variations in the normal menstrual flow. If you return to your usual pattern after this, it was likely just a variation on your normal pattern. ...Read more

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Hi is it normal to have blood clots when on a period it's the first time this has happened it's worrying me?

Hi is it normal to have blood clots when on a period it's the first time this has happened it's worrying me?

Yes: Blood clots can occur anytime during a period, however, if it is not normal for you then it needs to be evaluated. At 47yo, many changes happen that can cause more or less bleeding but any changes in pattern should be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of having an ongoing period for a year and a half nonstop and passing large blood clots?

Multiple Causes: First of all that is highly abnormal and needs immediate investigation. One possibility is cancer of the uterus or cervix and that must be checked. Other possibilities are uterine polyps or fibroids. Despite the tubal, you could have been pregnant (1-2% chance). And it could be from endometriosis or maybe going into menopause. But very very abnormal ...Read more

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Flowy period. Like just blood. Now it's not much blood, just huge blood clots! I don't think this is normal. What should I do?

Gynecologist: Blood clots usually indicate excessive blood loss. One episode may be a normal variation, however, if it recurs, you should consult your gynecologist. You should take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent anemia.
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. ...Read more

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Period day1 light day2 heavy 3 x night towels in 6 hours also 2 blood clots size of half dollar day3, 4, 5 light is this normal?

Period day1 light day2 heavy 3 x night towels in 6 hours also 2 blood clots size of half dollar day3, 4, 5 light is this normal?

May be: There is consideration variation in the amount of blood loss during menstruation in different women and in the same woman at different times. What you described seems more than usual bleeding and you may be at risk of iron deficiency. Please discuss it with your doctor. In the mean time you may start taking oral iron supplement with multivitamin. ...Read more

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Are blood clots normal to have in your period blood?

Maybe: Formation of blood clots may indicate a much heavier flow. Blood also pools in the vagina while asleep and upon arising may discharge as blood clots. If persistent, an evaluation may be indicated as changes in menstrual flow past age 35 may signify more serious problems. ...Read more

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What are the blood clots in your period? What if you don't pass any?

Period Clots: Blood clots in periods can happen for a number of reasons and should not be a cause for concern, just like not having blood clots in a period should be no cause for concern. The quality of periods can vary so there may be clots or none. Just as long as there is no pain or the clots do not increase. If they don't go away, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could I pass blood clots on my period?

Yes: It is quite possible to pass clots and tissue. ...Read more