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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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I have had an unusual period, ten days late, lighter then usual, less pain full andhad blood clots which I have never had before what could this be?

I have had an unusual period, ten days late, lighter then usual, less pain full andhad blood clots which I have never had before what could this be?

No ovulation?: You may not have ovulated which would then lead to an abnormal period. This is common in young women. If it recurs often then medication like the ocp can help regulate the periods. See doc if you remain worried. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood clots in period... Is this abnormal? Whats wrong?

Blood clots in period... Is this abnormal? Whats 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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How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

Blood clots are abn: Generally clotting during the time of the period is abnormal. It is common because of heavier than normal cycles which allow greater blood flow through basal level blood vessels that have not been clamped down by the smooth muscle of the uterus. With a normal cycle the surface of the uterus is released and only scant bleeding averaging 35cc or just over 2 tablespoons for the entire period. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for my period to be heavy with blood clots, and last more than 7 days?

Is it abnormal for my period to be heavy with blood clots, and last more than 7 days?

Yes: You could become anemic with this much blood loss during your monthly cycle. It is not uncommon to arrive at this much menstration slowly over time. After a visit and exam with your gyn doctor, you might have several options to get your cycle back to normal. There are medications, diagnostic ultrasounds and outpatient, same day interventions that could be helpful to you. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods but lately my period has been fairly steady with no blood clots. I've had my perod for 3 weeks now. Should i be worried?

I have irregular periods but lately my period has been fairly steady with no blood clots. I've had my perod for 3 weeks now. Should i be worried?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their menstrual symptoms on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. Some symptoms are from changes in hormone levels that occur from time to time. ...Read more

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What is a blood clot in consideration of a menstrual period? I have my period and i fainted yesterday, my mum said its probably a blood clot?

What is a blood clot in consideration of a menstrual period? I have my period and i fainted yesterday, my mum said its probably a blood clot?

Clotting: Women tend to pass clots frequently during their periods. I doubt you fainted due to that. There may have been another reason. If you're known to have heavy periods, it is advisable to be checked for anemia to make sure you don't have that. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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