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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

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I want to find out what could be causing me to pass blood clots while not on my menstrual cycle,?

I want to find out what could be causing me to pass blood clots while not on my menstrual cycle,?

Gynecologist: A gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Hormonal imbalance factors are a likely cause and a "medical d&c" May be prescribed after the assessment. ...Read more

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I have been on my menstrual cycle for seven days & I am having blood clots .. What does this mean ?

I have been on my menstrual cycle for seven days & I am having blood clots .. What does this mean ?

Get treated: There are lots of treatment options for heavy periods. For women who are not done having periods birth control pills work well. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can decrease bleeding significantly. There is a nonhormonal medication called Lysteda that works great. For those done with childbearing endometrial ablations are good options. ...Read more

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For the past 4 months my menstrual cycle has been getting heavier and bigger blood clots. The clots is as big as my fist?

For the past 4 months my menstrual cycle has been getting heavier and bigger blood clots. The clots is as big as my fist?

You need gyn evaluat: the heavier bleeding could be hormonal e.g.thyroid,bleeding disorder or something structurally abnormal in the uterus e.g.fibroids.you need a thorough gyn.exam. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Abnormal cycle: There are many reasons why you can have an abnormal cycle. When you have one that doesn't occur during the predicted time frame, pregnancy needs to be ruled out. If the pregnancy test is negative, then you may want to be evaluated by a gynecologist to figure out what is causing the abnormal bleeding pattern. Infections, medication changes and abnormal tissue can cause changes in your cycle too. ...Read more

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Is is normal to have huge blood clots during your menstral cycle. Very heavy bleeding as well?

Need evaluation: There are numerous causes to heavy menses and evaluation can be done quickly to determine the cause and allow for treatment. Highly recommend see your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

Clomid (clomiphene) and aub: Yes. Hopefully you are not taking both at the same time. I am assuming you are taking progesterone only on the second half of your cycle. ...Read more

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This is the third time I have started my menstrual cycle in one month, I am passing blood clots what can I do? I was told I have endometriosis, for the past two years I have been getting abnormal paps. I have been in and out of the ER for pelvic pain and

This is the third time I have started my menstrual cycle in one month, I am passing blood clots what can I do? I was told I have endometriosis, for the past two years I have been getting abnormal paps. I have been in and out of the ER for pelvic pain and

Need evaluation: By definition this is abnormal bleeding (not true menstrual cycles).Endometriosis can cause abnl menses, but depending on your age, weight, other causes may be contributing. Hx of irregular/skipping periods can result in build up of lining in uterus then heavy/irreg bleeding; thyroid problms, polyps, precancerous changes or cancer(of cvx or ut), ovarian cysts, fibroids can cause.Need to see gyn dr. ...Read more

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I have been on my menstral cycle for almost 2 months with heavy bleeding and large blood clots.. I went to ER and was told everything was fine .... but something is wrong please help ?

I have been on my menstral cycle for almost 2 months with heavy bleeding and large blood clots.. I went to ER and was told everything was fine .... but something is wrong please help ?

Everything NOT fine: You need to be seen by a competent gynecologist and this will probably require biospy of the contents of your uterus. Let me be frank -- this is cancer until proved otherwise, and you'd better get an accurate diagnosis before it's too late. ...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