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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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I had a heavy two-day period with blood clots and the following day brown spotting it was on time but not normal for me .should I pay more attention?

I had a heavy two-day period with blood clots and the following day brown spotting it was on time but not normal for me .should I pay more attention?

How?: Variations in the number of days and intensity of bleeding are not uncommon. I do not know of any way for you to pay more attention. If you are sexually active, practice safe sex and if you do not wish to be pregnant use contraception all the time, every time. If you bleed more than usual discuss getting tested for anemia, with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had period for 10 days then very light spotting with blood clots and red tissue sometimes for 4 days. What's wrong?

Had period for 10 days then very light spotting with blood clots and red tissue sometimes for 4 days. What's wrong?

Irregular periods: 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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So I had a period 2 weeks ago, and last night I was spotting butwhen I just showered blood clots started coming out should I be concerned?

So I had a period 2 weeks ago, and last night I was spotting butwhen I just showered blood clots started coming out should I be concerned?

See below: There are a number of reasons for an unusual cycle or abnormal bleeding. Multiple factors can affect the normal hormonal control of your cycle, including emotional stress and rapid change in weight, severe illness, thyroid problems etc. etc.**A visit to your gynecologist is needed to be sure nothing more serious is causing your spotting. For helpful information go to: http://bit.ly/19cKee5 ...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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Late cycle, but had brown spotting starting on tues w/clots. Yesterday & today blood/clots on my pads & when I wipe. Is this my period?

Late cycle, but had brown spotting starting on tues w/clots. Yesterday & today blood/clots on my pads & when I wipe. Is this my period?

Likely: It could be just a variation in your cycle. It is possible that you experienced spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. ...Read more

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I was suppose to get my period on Tue but instead I spotted with some blood clots now it's Fri spotting has been diminishing day by day. Neg Preg test?

I was suppose to get my period on Tue but instead I spotted with some blood clots now it's Fri spotting has been diminishing day by day. Neg Preg test?

You could repeat HPT: In a week. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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After being 4 days late&after spotting. My period came was really heavy today&was like a red goey substance with blood clots.also i have bad cramps?

After being 4 days late&after spotting. My period came was really heavy today&was like a red goey substance with blood clots.also i have bad cramps?

May be normal: It may be a normal variation on periods. If you are having unprotected sex, it is possible that you lost an early pregnancy. About 25% early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. ...Read more

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I recently had my period that lasted 7 days and a day after I'm experiencing spotting and cramping & that's lasting 8 days it's light with blood clots?

I recently had my period that lasted 7 days and a day after I'm experiencing spotting and cramping & that's lasting 8 days it's light with blood clots?

Bleeding: 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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Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Tegretol: Low platelets from tegretol due to bone marrow supression can occur (rarely). This can lead to bleeding. (I order CBC to check rbc WBC and platelet counts periodically on my patients who take tegretol) also there is an increased risk of birth control failure with tegretol use. Or the breakthrough bleeding may be totally unrelated. See your doctor and get examined. You might want to get a CBC too. ...Read more

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Are blood clots normal after stopping safyral? They started immediately after stopping safyral, and spotting in between periods with small blood clots

Are blood clots normal after stopping safyral? They started immediately after stopping safyral, and spotting in between periods with small blood clots

After safryl: Your periods sometimes are a little erratic after stopping a birth control pill. I would keep track of the bleeding on a calendar and as long as it is not excessively heavy then wait to see if or regulates after your next period. ...Read more

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I have irregular cycles most of the time I have spotting periods I've been passing blood clots no bigger then a quarter is normal and why?

I have irregular cycles most of the time I have spotting periods I've been passing blood clots no bigger then a quarter is normal and why?

Hormonal imbalance: Take oral iron with multivitamins to prevent iron deficiency anemia. 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
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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel). I still have irregular periods. Some with huge blood clots, other times just spotting. Is my body rejecting the mirena (levonorgestrel)/?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel). I still have irregular periods. Some with huge blood clots, other times just spotting. Is my body rejecting the mirena (levonorgestrel)/?

Unlikely...: When did you get the Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed? It is very common to have irregular bleeding (light or heavy) for 3-6 months after placement. Almost 70% of women will have very light periods or no bleeding at all 12 months after placement. If you had Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed >6 months ago and are still miserable, definitely discuss with your doctor! Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 14 days late I've come on spotting instead of normal period and have just passed a large blood clot what can this be? Many thanks

I am 14 days late I've come on spotting instead of normal period and have just passed a large blood clot what can this be? Many thanks

Preg test?: If neg preg test, then probably just a hormone imbalance. It will usually clear up in 3 or 4 cycles. If not, then see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had some spotting last week and today I randomly passed a small blood clot. What could this be from? My period is not due for another week.

I had some spotting last week and today I randomly passed a small blood clot. What could this be from? My period is not due for another week.

Mid-cycle bleeding: Is uncommon, also called ovulation bleeding. Change on hormone levels during mid-cycle may cause spotting or bleeding. It is not abnormal.
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more