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My sisters 10 and having blood clots when on her period. Should I tell mom?

My sisters 10 and having blood clots when on her period. Should I tell mom?

Yes: 10 doesn't seem too young to have periods these days. Clots (they are not really clots but that's another issue) are unusual and should be looked into. At age 10 she is too young to make her own decision about this and is probably too embarassed. Tell your mom if she won't. ...Read more

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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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Why have I got blood clots in my period? I am afraid to tell my mom.

Why have I got blood clots in my period? I am afraid to tell my mom.

Menstrual clots: Sometimes clots are normal and you should not be afraid to tell your mom or a responsible adult. You should have a gyn exam which could be obtained at your doctor or a women's clinic such as planned parenthood. If you can't talk with your mom, try your coach or the school counselor, or adult female relative, or maybe your friends mom. Don't be scared alone. ...Read more

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When a woman has golf ball size blood clots while on her period is that bad?

When a woman has golf ball size blood clots while on her period is that bad?

It can be.: Heavy periods with passage of clots is not normal. A common cause might be uterine fibroids. This should be evaluated with an exam and an ultrasound. Also, ask about labs to check for anemia. ...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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My cousin said she had blood clots coming out of her vagina she thought she was getting her period but it's not there what could this be ?

My cousin said she had blood clots coming out of her vagina  she thought she was getting her period but it's not there what could this be ?

What is not there?: Your question is not clear. If your cousin is having a monthly bleeding, with clots, she is having her periods. If the period was late and she has been sexually active it could be a spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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On her period but is bleeding half dollar size blood clots. Should she worry?

On her period but is bleeding half dollar size blood clots.  Should she worry?

Depends: How old is she? What is her hemoglobin? Is this her normal pattern or is it happening for the first time? Blood clots usually suggest excessive blood loss and she should see her doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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