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Blood Clots During Perimenopause
I'm 32, been heavily bleeding with blood clots larger than a quarter for almost a month now. I'm weak and dizzy. Is Perimenopause or do I go to er?
Maybe: Periods can go off of your normal cycle, this is most likely why you are experiencing heavy flow. You may have another irregular period before you go back to normal. If you are having more pain than a regular period or if your bleeding does not stop in a normal time please see your gynecologist. You may want to see your OB/GYN if you are dizzy every time you stand up. ...Read more
I'm 41 yrs old & my periods for the past 2 months are very light spotting. This month is the same but with a large blood clot. Is this perimenopause?
Unlikely: The average age of menopause is 51, so 41 would be very early to go through menopause. Hormones can wax and wane in the 40's though, and it's possible you're just experiencing some hormonal swings. Definition of menopause is no period for a year. Your having then, just lighter. Cannot explain blood clot but could also relate to hormones. See a gynecologist to discuss and possible ultrasound. ...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
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.
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Not usually: There may be a variety of issues going one. You probably need to be evaluated. One of the things to consider would be having intercourse shortly before your appointment (protected with a condom please) and then have your gyn evaluate if this is uterine bleeding, cervical bleeding or some other problem. ...Read more
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
Many: Normal, fibroids, polyps hormonal changes to your cycle get checked to dtermine the reason. ...Read more
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
Ok... I have surgery in two weeks. Will taking Plan B today put me at risk for blood clots during or after surgery?
I'm ovulating and am spotting like normal. But now I'm also having some small blood clots which I've never had during ovulation. Is this normal?
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Not normal: 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