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What's the difference between passing clots and thick lining of uterus during period every hour?

What's the difference between passing clots and thick lining of uterus during period every hour?

Options: There are multiple options. 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. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more

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The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Excess uterine lining from vaginal area for several days. I'm used to having some, but not this much. Also have tons of blood clots during period. Why?

Excess uterine lining from vaginal area for several days. I'm used to having some, but not this much. Also have tons of blood clots during period. Why?

Is this a pattern: If heavy periods are becoming an issue many possibilities include fibroids vs increased estrogen secondary to being over weight or other syndromes like PCOS, endometriosis or cervical or endometrial polyps. This is best determined with an exam to find the cause ...Read more

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Is it okay to have biopsy of uterus during period?

YES: It is ok to do a biopsy of the uterus any day, depending on what the doctor is looking for - but you can get better information about the quality of the mucosa on day 21 of cycle. However that is hard to do if the period is very irregular. ...Read more

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Can you get clots during period from laying down a long time and blood pooling in uterus then coming out as a clot?

Can you get clots during period from laying down a long time and blood pooling in uterus then coming out as a clot?

That's an interestin: Question in that cramping is a muscular uterine spasm that generally pushes blood out. Generally the space inside the uterus, when not pregnant, is small. Nevertheless many patients report standing with passage of clots, thus position has a role in timing of flow to some degree. Consider lysteda, a new med that helps decrease flow. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel the cramps in your rectum when your uterus contracts during period cramps?

Is it normal to feel the cramps in your rectum when your uterus contracts during period cramps?

Some do: Some women certainly have those types of pain with their cycle. Others do not. Menstrual cycle pain is highly variable. If this is a recurring problem for you each month then consider seeing an Obgyn to discuss options for treatment. Birth control methods that suppress the menstrual cycle may be useful to you. ...Read more

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Pain in L and R iliac region and rectal area, especially painful during period. Not cyst or endo according to ultrasound on uterus and overies.

Pain in L and R iliac region and rectal area, especially painful during period. Not cyst or endo according to ultrasound on uterus and overies.

Obgyn evaluation: A sonogram does not rule out endometriosis. Consider seeing and Obgyn and perhaps a gastrointestinal specialist to address the rectal pain. One option might be to start medication to suppress the menstrual cycle to see if this helps ...Read more

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2.5cm hypoechoic mass top of uterus. Likely polyp. Today painful cramps like during period, not due for 2wks. Fam hist uterine cx. Chance of cancer?

2.5cm hypoechoic mass top of uterus. Likely polyp. Today painful cramps like during period, not due for 2wks. Fam hist uterine cx. Chance of cancer?

Polyp: Uterine cancer would be extremely unlikely in a 24 year old. I would return to the Obgyn who diagnosed you and ask what the next steps are. Uterine polyps can be removed fairly easily using a hysteroscope. ...Read more

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I'm 39. Severe cramps AFTER period, radiate to L side & low back w/some vag. Pain. Lots of clots during period. S/P c-sections x3 w/tubal 4 yrs ago w/last c-section. TV US w/enlarged uterus - no fibroids (what doc thought it was).?

I'm 39. Severe cramps AFTER period, radiate to L side & low back w/some vag. Pain. Lots of clots during period. S/P c-sections x3 w/tubal 4 yrs ago w/last c-section. TV US w/enlarged uterus - no fibroids (what doc thought it was).?

Likely adenomyosis: Pockets of normal endometrial cells can become embedded in the muscle wall of the uterus causing swelling of uterus, pain and heavier bleeding.

This a variation of endometriosis, formerly called internal endometriosis. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I had a miscarriage but I want to know the difference between a gestation sac after 3 week pregnancy or a uterus lining during a period.

I think I had a miscarriage but I want to know the difference between a gestation sac after 3 week pregnancy or a uterus lining during a period.

See your dr: If its only been a little bit of time since you had bleeding that was either a miscarriage or a period, the doctor can check a test to see if you are still making pregnancy hormones (which you may be if it was a miscarriage). If you don't want to be pregnant, you should talk with your dr about birth control choices. If you do want to be pregnant, plan ahead, start prenatal vitamins, and be health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass LARGE pieces of uterine tissue during period? It was painful, but after it passed the pain was gone.

Delivering fibroid?: Yes, Rarely small polyps or fibroids can be expelled if they are intracavitary. This is uncommon. A large clot can also appear to be solid if its expelled. Take ibuprofen and follow up with GYN as needed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the lining of the uterus when you skip a period?

Could you tell me what happens to the lining of the uterus when you skip a period?

Dpends: If you ovulated and don't bleed, your lining will get thicker. If you did not ovulate, your lining may not be thicker. Be prepared for your next period to be heavier. If you are late for your period, you might be pregnant. Home tests are very accurate, . ...Read more

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What is it called when they cut the lining of the uterus and why do they do it? Will you still have a period if it gets cut off?

What is it called when they cut the lining of the uterus and why do they do it? Will you still have a period if it gets cut off?

Curettage: Scraping out the lining of the uterus is called curettage. It comes from the french word curage, meaning to clean out. The procedure is commonly called a d ; c. It can be done after a miscarriage to be sure no tissue remains, or sometimes to obtain tissue for examination, e.g., if there may be concern for cancer. The procedure will not stop you from having periods. ...Read more

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I have a regular 27day cycle. Period lasts 2days light flow. Does that mean my uterus lining is to thin. I ovulate every cycle confirmed by bloods.?

I have a regular 27day cycle. Period lasts 2days light flow. Does that mean my uterus lining is to thin. I ovulate every cycle confirmed by bloods.?

Everything's normal: Regular ovulatory (cycles in which ovulations take place) menstrual cycles, a history of several pregnancy with a childbirth all indicate that the hormonal feedback cycle in that particular woman are fully intact as is the inner lining of the uterus. No reason to be concerned that the lining could be too thin. ...Read more