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I was five days late for my period and now it is bright red blood with clots and I go through a tampon every hour. Is that normal?

I was five days late for my period and now it is bright red blood with clots and I go through a tampon every hour. Is that normal?

Probably not: The flow you are describing would not be considered normal, and needs treatment. Any time you are late for your period, you have to make sure you are not pregnant. The bleeding you describe could be an early miscarriage. If a pregnancy test is negative, you probably have a hormonal disturbance that will require medicine to correct. You should see a women's healthcare provider, right away. ...Read more

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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I normally get my period very lightly for 2-3 days. I am on day 3 and passed a clot the size of my fist and am now having cramping and bright red blood that soak a tampon every hour for two hours.

I normally get my period very lightly for 2-3 days. I am on day 3 and passed a clot the size of my fist and am now having cramping and bright red blood that soak a tampon every hour for two hours.

See doctor ASAP: Any unexplained vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated, and with this amount of blood you should immediately contact your doctor (preferably gynecologist); or visit an urgent care clinic if s/he isn't available. The underlying cause isn't necessarily serious, but the amount of blood loss might be if it continues. Good luck! ...Read more

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2days into 5day late period. Usually regular. Stomach bigger than usual. Large dark blood clots. Bright red blood. Light pain when blood clot pass. Normal?

2days into 5day late period. Usually regular. Stomach bigger than usual. Large dark blood clots. Bright red blood. Light pain when blood clot pass. Normal?

Late pregnancy: Whenever your cycle is not like your normal, you should always consider a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, the heavier flow is not unusual. If this has occurred in the recent past, would recommend an office visit for exam, blood work & sonogram if necessary. ...Read more

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Late period by 5 days, bright red blood followed by brown with tiny clots only lasted one day only visible blood when I wipe. Implantation bleed?

Late period by 5 days, bright red blood followed by brown with tiny clots only lasted one day only visible blood when I wipe. Implantation bleed?

Pregnancy test: Do a pregnancy test now and, if negative, do another one in a couple of weeks. If still negative, then unlikely pregnant. ...Read more

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Lack of period. Then 3 day clotting next month. Late period with small moderate amount of clotting. Black. Brown. Water bright red. And pink blood 5days?

Lack of period. Then 3 day clotting next month. Late period with small moderate amount of clotting. Black. Brown. Water bright red. And pink blood 5days?

Pregnancy Test: When in doubt, it is best to do a pregnancy test. All sexually active girls with abnormal cycle should do a pregnancy test. If negative, then do a menstrual calendar. If the cycles are irregular for longer than 3 months than see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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My period came 2.5 weeks late. Now I've been bleeding thin bright red blood with clots for 6 days straight now, no cramps. What can this be? I have an appt

My period came 2.5 weeks late. Now I've been bleeding thin bright red blood with clots for 6 days straight now, no cramps. What can this be? I have an appt

Anovulation: You may not have ovulated during your last cycle. This is why your period didn't come on time. I assume the case in which you are not pregnant (if there is any doubt, make sure you have a pregnancy test done). When you don't ovulate, your period won't come but the lining of the uterus continues to grow until it is too big for blood vessels to supply it. Then it starts shedding causing your symptom. ...Read more

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I'm having dark red blood clots to what I think is my period? Cycle was 45 days late. Is this normal? Sorry tmi! Never had big clots like this...

I'm having dark red blood clots to what I think is my period? Cycle was 45 days late. Is this normal? Sorry tmi! Never had big clots like this...

See below: You could be experiencing spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. If the bleeding does not subside, you may wish to see your doctor. You may wish to take oral iron to avoid iron deficiency and anemia. If you could get pregnant again, please take pre-natal vitamins. ...Read more

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6 days late on my period. Had blood on a tampon and it was bright bright red. Cramping and dizziness. What could this be?

6 days late on my period. Had blood on a tampon and it was bright bright red. Cramping and dizziness. What could this be?

Bleeding: A number of things, some more worrisome than others. Certainly concern for pregnancy with complication. Could be a late period. You should see doctor ASAP for a pregnancy test and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Brown discharge and clot type discharge with little bright red blood for 4 days. Minimal cramping around the time of my period. Not my normal.???

Brown discharge and clot type discharge with little bright red blood for 4 days. Minimal cramping around the time of my period. Not my normal.???

Irregular periods: 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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My period is heavy very painful and not normal for me. I wake at night doubled in pain, blood bright red with dark clots. This is 2nd period 2 weeks?

My period is heavy very painful and not normal for me. I wake at night doubled in pain, blood bright red with dark clots. This is 2nd period 2 weeks?

Need a thorough: Evaluation from your doctor including an exam and pelvic ultrasound. The treatment will be tailored to the findings of your evaluation. It could be as simple as starting a birth control pill. Call your doc and make an appointment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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2days before my period was supposed to start, &get light pink when wipe with little blood clots then it turns bright red and now brown. Implantation?

2days before my period was supposed to start, &get light pink when wipe with little blood clots then it turns bright red and now brown. Implantation?

Likely early: Start to period. Brown blood is usually old blood being cleaned from uterus. Most often there isn't bleeding with implantation. Take a home pregnancy test if you don't have a definitive menstrual period. Take care. ...Read more

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Last month my period was a bright red now this month its a dark red and I'm having lots of blood clots what does that mean?

Last month my period was a bright red now this month its a dark red and I'm having lots of blood clots what does that mean?

Color doesn't matter: The red or dark red color doesn't matter so much. The clots indicate you are bleeding fairly heavily. If you have had sex, I recommend pregnancy test. Hormonal contraception can help these symptoms. ...Read more

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Been off my period for 2 weeks then came back on. Its heavier than usual with blood clots. It then went bright red. Is this normal?

Been off my period for 2 weeks then came back on. Its heavier than usual with blood clots. It then went bright red. Is this normal?

Irregular periods: 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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2, 3, 4 days of my period I bleed though ultra tampons and ultra pads every hour along with golf ball size blood clots every time I change is this ok?

2, 3, 4 days of my period I bleed though ultra tampons and ultra pads every hour along with golf ball size blood clots every time I change is this ok?

Depends: If this what you always have had for a period then yes. But, if this a changing and worsening condition, then you need an exam. You could have polyps, adenomyosis, hyperplasia, and less likely cancer. If prolonged, you could develop anemia. ...Read more

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I hada pink/brown stain 3 days before my period was due, now I'm bleeding heavy bright red blood, no clots, I wokeup this morning feeling sick?

I hada pink/brown stain 3 days before my period was due, now I'm bleeding heavy bright red blood, no clots, I wokeup this morning feeling sick?

Miscarriage: Seems a likely possibility and if you are bleeding heavily enough that pads can't control it then you should be seen. Usually there would be some pain and at some point some clots but they might come later. If no possibility of pregnancy and much heavier than a noral period, you should also be seen. ...Read more

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Is my spotting normal? Eleven days after my period stopped I began to have some bleeding. The blood is dark brown to black, and my stomach has been feeling odd. I've been using tampons but when I wipe there is still some bright red blood.

Is my spotting normal? Eleven days after my period stopped I began to have some bleeding. The blood is dark brown to black, and my stomach has been feeling odd. I've been using tampons but when I wipe there is still some bright red blood.

Spotting: Spotting is not normal, and can happen for several reasons. The most important thing is to be sure that you are not pregnant, as spotting can happen during pregnancies, especially if it is a tubal pregnancy (ectopic), so please be sure that you are not pregnant. Spotting can also occur if your hormones are fluctuating, from stress or other issues.

If you have increased bleeding, any pain, light-headedness, or faint, then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I was 5 days late for my period. I got it this morning and it's been bright red and very clotty and soaking through tampons every hour. What's wrong?

See your doc: Bright red blood and clots from your vagina, especially much heavier than normal, needs to be evaluated right away. An er visit would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Had my period 30th of july and next one came on 29th of august as expected, but as dark brown blood., for 3 days, now red blood with clots 5 days aft?

Had my period 30th of july and next one came on 29th of august as expected, but as dark brown blood., for 3 days, now red blood with clots 5 days aft?

Clots is a concern: While irregular periods are quite common (we see someone with a question about it at least hourly) none have clots and that implies something other than the usual periods that requires immediate (non-ambulance) attention.
This is general advice and I cannot say in your particular case how serious, but it certainly is not usual situation. ...Read more

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I was 2 days early on my period and I have had seriously bad cramps and having huge blood clots and bright red blood. Why?

I was 2 days early on my period and I have had seriously bad cramps and having huge blood clots and bright red blood. Why?

Abnormal period: Normal menstrual bleeding is dark in character and non clotting. Bright red bleeding with clots suggests arterial bleeding in which one can lose a significant amount of blood in a short period of time causing anemia. There are several causes, almost all of which involve hormonal or tumor problems. Please see you GYN MD when you can to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi ive just passed a stringy bright red blood clot, im trying to fall pregnant, what does this mean? I have no pain and im due in 4 days for my period

Hi ive just passed a stringy bright red blood clot, im trying to fall pregnant, what does this mean? I have no pain and im due in 4 days for my period

Too soon to know: What you had may have been implantation bleed, but it is too soon to do a pregnancy test. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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My period ended 6 days ago. Light and lasted 7 days. I woke up with bright red blood in the toilet. I needed to put in a tampon. What could be wrong?

Left over blood: 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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I started my period 11 days after my last and there are no clots just bright red blood is there a reason to be concerned?

I started my period 11 days after my last and there are no clots just bright red blood is there a reason to be concerned?

Yes: Having a heavy menstrual period. That occurs 11 days earlier than with do can be caused by an implantation bleed which occurs when someone is early on in her pregnancy. There are other causes of heavy bleeding between periods such as hormonal balance. Anyone who sexually active particularly having unprotected sex is highly likely to become pregnant. Would recommend using condoms and birth control ...Read more

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After been 4 days late&after spotting. My period came was really heavy today&was like a red goey substance with blood clots. Also I have bad cramps?

After been 4 days late&after spotting. My period came was really heavy today&was like a red goey substance with blood clots. Also I have bad cramps?

May be normal: It may be a normal variation on periods. If you are having unprotected sex, it is possible that you lost an early pregnancy. About 25% early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. ...Read more

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Started spotting 6 days ago after having my period two weeks ago (on second patch of the three). Spotting like a moderate period with brown-bright red blood, requiring tampon use. No pain/discomfort. Have used Xulane 2yrs. Hx spotting on other bcp.?

Started spotting 6 days ago after having my period two weeks ago (on second patch of the three). Spotting like a moderate period with brown-bright red blood, requiring tampon use. No pain/discomfort. Have used Xulane 2yrs. Hx spotting on other bcp.?

Irregular periods: 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, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I've had my period two weeks now some days brown and blood clots some days it's light and red bad side pains irregular periods 2 yrs no b. Control

I've had my period two weeks now some days brown and blood clots some days it's light and red bad side pains irregular periods 2 yrs no b. Control

Hormones: You are having periods that are hormonally controlled naturally. Depending on desire for pregnancy, you can be controlled very well by hormone therapy. You at this point need to decide on a doc visit if you desire more comfort and he may send you to gyn. Consult or he my feel he can safely treat. You know your suffering and if you need help. Women do not need to suffer with bad menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Why would my period be bright red at the end? I'm on my 5th day & im also having blood clots. Its not really heavy by the way..

It is most likely ok: It is most likely a normal situation but to be on the safe side your doctor can do a small biopsy specially if this is a new thing for you. ...Read more

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I thought my period finished yesterday and I had unprotected sex today after that I have had bright red blood and small clots with minor cramps?

I thought my period finished yesterday and I had unprotected sex today after that I have had bright red blood and small clots with minor cramps?

Post coital bleed: It could just be some residual menstrual flow that hadn't passed yet, but more commonly bright red blood right after sex is from a friable cervix. Friable means bleeds easily when touched. Cramps can also just be from sex itself. Semen has a chemical in it called prostaglandins and that causes uterine cramping ...Read more

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On the Nexplanon for 3months now. I've been on my period for 3weeks now dark red blood & small blood clots. Mild cramps that come & go on both sides.

On the Nexplanon for 3months now. I've been on my period for 3weeks now dark red blood & small blood clots. Mild cramps that come & go on both sides.

Common: This is a common side effect of the Nexplanon insert. For most, the irregular bleeding and spotting will resolve but it may take 4-6 months. Others have a chronic problem from this and have to have the implant removed. ...Read more

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I got my period late and it was watery dark red with blood clots and I had a lot of cramping worried what does this mean?

I got my period late and it was watery dark red with blood clots and I had a lot of cramping worried what does this mean?

Natural variation: What you described falls within usual variations in menstrual periods. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I spotted light pink day before my period was due. Then red blood when period was due only needed a light tampon then next day pink blood. Normal?

I spotted light pink day before my period was due. Then red blood when period was due only needed a light tampon then next day pink blood. Normal?

Yes: What you described seems to be within the usual variation in menstrual periods.
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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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