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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

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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Large blood clots during period (larger than 25 cents) Nausea, headache and feeling tired. Also having trouble getting pregnant. What could this be?

Large blood clots during period (larger than 25 cents) Nausea, headache and feeling tired. Also having trouble getting pregnant. What could this be?

Heavy periods: There are lots of treatment options for heavy periods. This is a very common visit for an Obgyn. They can also evaluate your reasons for not being able to get pregnant. Schedule a visit for a complete evaluation. ...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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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 should I do if I have large blood clots during my period ?

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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Why do I often have large blood clots during my period? I have PCOS and are taking contraceptives.

Why do I often have large blood clots during my period? I  have PCOS and are taking contraceptives.

Ultrasound: If you are on oral contraceptives and continue to have heavy bleeding, it may indicate that there is something structural that is preventing your uterus from getting rid of blood in a organized fashion. Sometimes fibroids and polyps can lead to irregular bleeding, alternatively your heavy periods could be related to a hormonal issue. Consider a consult to discuss more of your history. ...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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Is there a way to reduce blood clots during period I have fibroids and sometimes the clots are golf ball size or larger and painful?

Yes.: Depending on your age and number, size and location of fibroids, there are a variety of options to help slow down the bleeding, too complicated to review here. Most important thing is, based on your age, you may need an endometrial biopsy or a d+c to rule out potentially life-threatening casues for the bleeding prior to being placed on some type of hormone regimen to slow it down. See your docto. ...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