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Large Blood Clots After 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
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
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?
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.
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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
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
I was on the pill but stopped almost 2 months ago, this period was heavy with blood clots, now after period I'm spotting sometimes with clots?
Can happen: Provided tolerable, allow yourself about 3-6 months to how your cycle evolves ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Should period blood clots have a meaty texture? Or is having clots like that that are 2" big a bad sign?
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
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?
22yrs oid I was two weeks late on my period. Thought it was finished them about 4 days later I started to have large blood clots, probably 15 a day?
See a doctor: The bleeding and large clots suggest hormonal change or miscarriage. It's best to see a doctor to figure it out and treat. ...Read more
Finally got my period after missing a month. But flow is extremely light with a lot of big blood clots which is very strange. What could be the cause?
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
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
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
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
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
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
My daughter is 14 and recently started her period. She noticed really big blood clots come out on her pad. Also when she uses bathroom. Is it normal?
Sure: Clotted blood is part of a normal period. ...Read more
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
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