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I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?

I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?

Old blood: The dark brown/black discarge is old menstrual blood and the clot is just a consolidation of old blood cells. If bleeding or clotting heavily, see you GYN.

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I'm 52 female that haven't had a period since March 1 2014 until Dec 31 2014. I've been bleeding 11 days very heavy passing big blood clots. Normal?

I'm 52 female that haven't had a period since March 1 2014 until Dec 31 2014. I've been bleeding 11 days very heavy passing big blood clots. Normal?

Possibilities: Your period is heavy because tissue built up over the past 9 months. The bigger question is why you didn't have a period for 9 months. May be perimenopause, or you may have a thyroid issue. It would be good to get some labs done, and consider an ultrasound to check the status of your uterine lining, and your ovaries. I see it all the time, usually not serious but deserves to be checked out.

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I got my period 12 days late im having light bleeding n little blood clots is this normal?

I got my period 12 days late im having light bleeding n little blood clots is this normal?

Depends: Women's menstrual cycles can become irregular for a wide variety of reasons. The most important step is to be sure that this is not happening in the context of a pregnancy - so a pregnancy test should be done. If the test is negative, it is OK. To wait and see if the cycles won't go back to normal spontaneously. In general, it is always a good idea to keep a menstrual diary.

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I had a normal period then started bleeding again after 2 weeks and now I'm havin blood clots?

I had a normal period then started bleeding again after 2 weeks and now I'm havin blood clots?

GO seek attention: Any abnormal bleeding followed by unusual blood clots should be reported to your ob/gyn this may not be a serious issue but could be a pre-cursor to something more serious. It helps your physicians whether a dentist or OB to have complete documentation of what is going on in your body. The worst thing you can do is wish you reported something after it is too late!

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What does it mean when period comes end, middle, beginning of month and severe pain and cramps during the cycle and bleeding and blood clots comes out?

Need for evaluation: What you described is not a normal pattern even though it does fit a particular diagnosis. At a minimum you need to be evaluated for anemia due to blood loss and be examined for the cause of irregular bleeding. Please consult your gynecologist.

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This period has little or no blood clots and not as heavy bleeding like it normally does could I be pregnant?

This period has little or no blood clots and not as heavy bleeding like it normally does could I be pregnant?

Menses/Pregnancy: Some women do have some bleeding at the start of a normal pregnancy that the assume was a period. This bleeding may be different than their usual periods but may not be. However, the majority of the time when bleeding occurs at the regular time for a period it is a period. Bleeding and amount of clotting can and does change from month to month, if you wonder about pregnancy take a home test.

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Bleeding during sex! Is this a problem that I need to good to the hospital for? A few days after period stopped, had sex, started bleeding bad. Had to change tampon every half hour to hour, had a lot of very large blood clots (from an inch to half the s

Bleeding during sex! Is this a problem that I need to good to the hospital for? A few days after period stopped, had sex, started bleeding bad. Had to change tampon every half hour to hour, had a lot of very large blood clots (from an inch to half the s

I: I am answering this six days after you wrote in with your question. Although bleeding during or after sex is not uncommon, large clots and soaking a tampon every 30 to 60 minutes could lead to anemia or hypovolemia eventually. If you are still bleeding or you restart again, recommend that this be evaluated by a gynecologist. If you are engaged in overly aggressive sexual intercourse, you are being injured and this would need to be toned down.

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I, m a 21 yr old with a normal cycle. This month I didn't have any pms symptoms and bled heavy (I even had blood clots) for 2 days then stopped. Was this a shortened period or heavy implantation bleeding?

I, m a 21 yr old with a normal cycle. This month I didn't have any pms symptoms and bled heavy (I even had blood clots) for 2 days then stopped. Was this a shortened period or heavy implantation bleeding?

Heavy period?: Haven't heard of "heavy implantation bleeding". Possibly an internet phenomenon? If worried about pregnancy, always use reliable contraception properly, and do a home urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing a period or 1 week after starting a "weird" period.

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I am experiencing cramping pelvic pain in my lower back and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) that is heavier than normal on day 3 of my period. I've had to change my tampon within 45 minutes, which is not normal for me.

I am experiencing cramping pelvic pain in my lower back and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) that is heavier than normal on day 3 of my period. I've had to change my tampon within 45 minutes, which is not normal for me.

Know your options: The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children.

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What happens when get period less than 3 weeks apart and bleed heavily and have blood clots?

What happens when get period less than 3 weeks apart and bleed heavily and have blood clots?

Nothing much: The fact that he period is off of your normal cycle is most likely why you are expiring 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 you bleeding does not stop in a normal time please see your gynecologist.

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What could be causing my daughter to bleed large blood clots on her period at 11 years old?

What could be causing my daughter to bleed large blood clots on her period at 11 years old?

Menorrhagia: Menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding, can be due to several problems but one of the most common is a form of hemophilia known as von willebrand disease. It is very important that she be seen by a pediatric gynecologist to rule out any anatomical problems, and then a pediatric hematologist to rule out bleeding problems. I also recommend a daily iron tablet to my patients to prevent anemia.

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I am having bad blood clots I was diagnised woth pcos a while back no bcp or aything like that ivbeen on my period for almost 30 days with heavy bleed?

I am having bad blood clots I was diagnised woth pcos a while back no bcp or aything like that ivbeen on my period for almost 30 days with heavy bleed?

Medication needed: If you have been bleeding daily for a month you certainy should see your doctor. There are a number of medications that can help, including birth control pills. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) may be another helpful choice. Get some help: your gynecologist has probably seen many young women with this kind of problem, and will be glad to help.

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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.

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What does it mean when you bleed four days without no cramps or blood clots after your miss period and have two negative preanacy test what can this?

What does it mean when you bleed four days without no cramps or blood clots after your miss period and have two negative preanacy test what can this?

If you missed one: Period, it may be b/c of an imbalance between the 2 major hormones that affect the uterine lining. At some point this lining starts shedding on its own which can cause bleeding without the associated cramping etc. That occur with a normal period. If the bleeding is heavy & lasts a long time, or is repetitive, you should be checked out. Otherwise, no worries. Dr. Anne

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Iam 47 I had my pap smear on wedsnday. I am having like a light period. Light cramps alittle bloating. Some blood clots. Should I be concerned? I have never bleed after a pap before after a pap. How long can I expect this to go on?

Iam 47 I had my pap smear on wedsnday. I am having like a light period. Light cramps alittle bloating. Some blood clots. Should I be concerned? I have never bleed after a pap before after a pap. How long can I expect this to go on?

Not uncommon: It is normal to have some spotting following a pap and the manipulation of the cervix can cause some cramping. Perhaps the Dr. Took a more aggressive sample than before or your cervix was more fragile this time. Follow up with the provider who did the pap if bleeding gets heavier or does not resolve within a week of the pap (and it is not time for your period).

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