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Menstrual Cycle (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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Is it normal to have blood clot during menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to have blood clot during menstrual cycle?

Yes: If you are talking about seeing blood clots coming out of your vagina, yes, that is normal. Just like if you cut your skin and then it clots and forms a scab, the blood coming out of your uterus can clot inside of your vagina before it comes out, especially if you are lying down or sitting down for more than about an hour. ...Read more

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Why would someone keep getting blood clots during my menstrual cycle?

Why would someone keep getting blood clots during my menstrual cycle?

Heavy menses causes: Heavy menstral bleeding and bleeding between cycle can be caused by endometriosis, thickened uterine lining, cancer, disorders with coagulation. You should get in to see your doc to be checked for anemia, loss of blood and the true cause of your heavy menses. Sometimes a simple outpatient uterine ablation is all you need to stop this problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass fist size blood clots during a menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to pass fist size blood clots during a menstrual cycle?

Menorrhagia: Passing large clots can occur when people have fibroids or other gynecologic problems. It needs to be evaluated by a gynecologist. If they don't find anything, you may benefit by seeing a hematologist who can check to make sure you don't have a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

No: Not really normal especially if you have never had it before. You should see your physician and ultimately probably an ob/gyn physician who can find out the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Are blood clots during your menstral cycle bad?

Depends: If you have heavy flow with clots some thing is irritating the lining ( endometrium ), like fibroids, displaced iud etc, see your gyn doctor. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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