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What causes large blood clots after a late period?

What causes large blood clots after a late period?

Clots: Clots are always caused by one thing only: the rate at which the bleeding flows. There are many possible reasons for bleeding after a late period, but clots are non -specific. ...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


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3 weeks after period and I'm still passing quarter size (or larger) blood clots?

3 weeks after period and I'm still passing quarter size (or larger) blood clots?

See your doctor: See your gyn for a workup as to the cause this is not normal. Take an over the counter iron supplement to help avoid getting anemic. ...Read more

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3 days after period ended tiny blood clots the size of a dot came out & when I wipe there is light pink brown blood, help?

3 days after period ended tiny blood clots the size of a dot came out & when I wipe there is light pink brown blood, help?

Hormonal imbalance: 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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Does blood implantation contain blood clots? Does it also come after period or before?

Does blood implantation contain blood clots? Does it also come after period or before?

Usually never: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than it is in real life. In the rare situations where does occur it occurs exclusively in people who are pregnant therefore it always would occur before your period. Since your profile shows you are on birth control it seems very unlikely that you are having implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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I had sex 2 weeks ago & now 3 days after period ended tiny blood clots the size of a dot came out & when I wipe there is light pink brown blood, help?

I had sex 2 weeks ago & now 3 days after period ended tiny blood clots the size of a dot came out & when I wipe there is light pink brown blood, help?

Unrelated: The spotting after your period is likely unrelated to the sex you had 2 weeks ago. If you had unprotected intercourse 2 weeks ago and then had a period, you're likely not pregnant. The fact that you had this breakthrough bleeding or residual period bleeding is unrelated. If you want to have more predictable cycles, a birth control pill can help with that as it will stop breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have large blood clots during period?

Is it normal to have large blood clots during period?

Define "large": Many women have some blood clots during periods. However, report of blood clots is the best indicator of heavy flow and may be abnormal. See a gynecologist to be evaluated, especially if this is new for you. ...Read more

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What can cause large black blood clots during your period?

What can cause large black blood clots during your period?

Clotted blood: Large black clots during menstruation are nothing but big chunks of arteries that are falling out as a bleed, usually it liquified but heavy bleeding causes the clots to come out. ...Read more

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What does having very large blood clots during your period mean?

What does having very large blood clots during your period mean?

Not enough info: Menstrual flow varies among women and is considered abnormal if greater than 7 days or 80ml. If the flow has consistently changed, then your gynecologist should evaluate you for ovluation dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, anatomic problems of the uterus including polyps and/or fibroid tumors as well as for possibly more serious concerns. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood clots larger than a quarter during period?

What to do if I have blood clots larger than a quarter during period?

Period: Usually during pre-menopausal period the period could become heavier and patients see blood clot but in general passing blood clot is not normal, please see your provider for a pelvic exam and possible ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person to have large blood clots during their period?

Is it normal for a person to have large blood clots during their period?

Sometimes: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. The amount of bleeding/number of days is more predictive than having clots. A gynecologist can help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have big blood clots coming out while on your period?

What does it mean when you have big blood clots coming out while on your period?

There are options: 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. ...Read more

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I've been having heavy period with semi-large blood clots lately and I'm not sure whether to be worried?

Not normal: You need a workup esp at your age with an exam, cultures and an ultrasound, want to make sure u do not have any precancer or worse of the endometrium or fibroids or endometrial polyps, etc. Please call your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old female. Received period on Tuesday. On saturday I passes some tissue with little blood in bathroom. Now I have large blood clots?

I am 27 year old female. Received period on Tuesday. On saturday I passes some tissue with little blood in bathroom. Now I have large blood clots?

See your doc: It is possible the tissue is the uterine lining, but also may be having a miscarriage. See your doc for an evaluation ...Read more

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What causes the big blood clots when I'm on my period?

What causes the big blood clots when I'm on my period?

Too much tissue: Build up or abnormal tissue build up or fibroid or polyps or pre- cancer or cancer or hormones not regulated, at your age u should not be having big blood clots so please go see yoru gyn for a work-up. ...Read more

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When im on a period I pass atleast 12 large blood clots?

When im on a period I pass atleast 12 large blood clots?

Not normal: Passing a lot of blood clots while you are on your period isn't normal. I would definitely recommend you see a gynecologist and discuss this. Could be due to hormonal issues, thyroid problems, weight issues (thin/heavy). But that seems like too much bleeding for someone your age. Rarely heavy menstrual bleeding due to vonwillebrand. Get a check up so you'll know. Take care. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of having an ongoing period for a year and a half nonstop and passing large blood clots?

What could be the cause of having an ongoing period for a year and a half nonstop and passing large blood clots?

Multiple Causes: First of all that is highly abnormal and needs immediate investigation. One possibility is cancer of the uterus or cervix and that must be checked. Other possibilities are uterine polyps or fibroids. Despite the tubal, you could have been pregnant (1-2% chance). And it could be from endometriosis or maybe going into menopause. But very very abnormal ...Read more

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What should I do if I have large blood clots during my period?

Please see your gyn: Or a gyn or if the bleeding is too heavy over the wkend and u do not have a gyn, then go to the er, u need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to determine the cause and then u can get the proper txment, no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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When I get my period why would it have large blood clots in it?

When I get my period why would it have large blood clots in it?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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I've been getting big blood clots during my period. Is this normal?

I've been getting big blood clots during my period. Is this normal?

Can be...: If this is a change from your normal menstrual cycle please discuss this with your gyn; or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Period problems. Very painful. Large blood clots. Could it be a myoma?

See an OB/GYN: This could be any one of multiple things, and you should be seen and examined for diagnosis and management. Good luck. ...Read more

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Early period with large blood clots. Periods are usually normal. What do I do?

Early period with large blood clots. Periods are usually normal. What do I do?

Depends: It depends on age and other factors. Occasionally people can get heavy periods. If concerned get checked to find if there is a reason why this is happenung and can be treated. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that there are large blood clots from my period this month?

Maybe: At age 40, clots could be due to hormonal changes, or they could be due to a fibroid in the uterus or cervix, or a polyp in the uterus or cervix. Without an ultrasound it's not really possible to determine why you passed the clots. Any woman your age with heavy bleeding, however, needs to see a physician to be evaluated for a possible uterine biopsy. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I am on my period and I have big blood clots coming out. What could the problem be?

I am on my period and I have big blood clots coming out. What could the problem be?

A lot of things: Could be normal (depending on age, medications, etc.). However, one may also be dealing with pregnancy, polyps, fibroids or worse. Do a pregnancy test and see ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Should period blood clots have a meaty texture? Or is having clots like that that are 2" big a bad sign?

Should period blood clots have a meaty texture? Or is having clots like that that are 2" big a bad sign?

Yes, and No: The answer for your first question is yes, because in period blood should contain some endometrial tissue. The answer to your second question is no, because it is normal to have blood clots if the period stay in the uterine cavity for a while. ...Read more

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I am on the 3rd day of 7 for my period, and am passing quite big blood clots - it's not normal for me what is it? Please help!

Heavy periods: 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. ...Read more

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I was 4 days late on my period, im very light and IV just passed a few blood clots which were quite big, IV never had these b4, is this normal?

I was 4 days late on my period, im very light and IV just passed a few blood clots which were quite big, IV never had these b4, is this normal?

Menstrual cycle: Flow and length of cycle can vary at times. Some clotting is normal as long as you are not having very heavy bleeding and large clots you should be fine. Take care! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Period for about a month with large blood clots bigger than a half dollar and frequent. Heavy flow for full lenght of period.?

Period for about a month with large blood clots bigger than a half dollar and frequent. Heavy flow for full lenght of period.?

DUB?: You may have DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding, a common occurrence caused by continuous estrogen stimulation to your uterus. Was your period on schedule or irregular? Did you have a recently positive pregnancy test? Are you taking hormonal contraceptives with recent dose change? You can watch your periods for 3 months since DUB may correct itself. If not, see your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I am having a very heavy menstral period and the blood has a very foul odor and I am passing very large blood clots. What could this mean?

Heavy periods.: 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. Vaginal odor is usually bacterial vaginosis but confirmation will be required. ...Read more

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Been on period since 1st april started normal but light then spotting brown blood now its heavy accompanied by slight cramps and big blood clots?

Been on period since 1st april started normal but light then spotting brown blood now its heavy accompanied by slight cramps and big blood clots?

Common problem: 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'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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Why my periods got blood clots. I'm 29, period cycle normal. First time having clots and its big. There is no pain during menstual. Plz advice me. Thankz?

Why my periods got blood clots. I'm 29, period cycle normal. First time having clots and its big. There is no pain during menstual. Plz advice me. Thankz?

Normal variation: What you are experiencing is likely a normal variation in the bleeding pattern of periods. However, the presence of clots suggests more bleeding than usual and you may wish to get tested to exclude anemia. With or without testing, you may wish to take oral iron supplement to avoid anemia, Take the pills with meals and use a fiber laxative if you get constipated. ...Read more

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I have large blood clots on my period. What's wrong with my blood, or with my uterus?

Probably nothing: Most women see clots with their periods. If they are really too large, you might be losing too much blood and be anemic, though. If you're pale, tired, short of breath, this could be the case. Also if your periods are very long (a week or more) or you bleed all month, this might mean your uterus is bleeding. If you have any of these symptoms, you should be checked by a professional. ...Read more