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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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This has happend a couple other times. I bleed for like six months and have big blood clots (vaginal bleeding). Any ideas why or what should I do?

This has happend a couple other times. I bleed for like six months and have big blood clots (vaginal bleeding). Any ideas why or what should I do?

Vaginal bleeding: Perhaps you have vaginal bleeding that is not related to your cycle. Go to a gynecologist (g) and have an ultrasound done of your uterus to see if your bleeding is coming from a bleeding fibroid. Have the g go over your hormonal levels and ask for the g's comments. Vaginal bleeding for 6 months is clearly not normal and your vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated before you become severely anemic. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive vaginal bleeding (for 3 months, 5+days — I've lost count) and dropping clumps of blood clots that fill the palm of hand?

What can cause excessive vaginal bleeding (for 3 months, 5+days — I've lost count) and dropping clumps of blood clots that fill the palm of hand?

See gynecologist: Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. Menorrhagia can be caused by abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods, or disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus. You should see a gynecologist where a complete history including medications will be obtained and additional testing may be necessary. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) I am 58, i have adynymosis. My periods stopped for six months and are back.?

I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) I am 58, i have adynymosis.  My periods stopped for six months and are back.?

See your Ob/Gyn: Heavy bleeding with clots at age 58 should be evaluated ASAP to make sure there isn't a serious cause (such as cancer). It's almost always something else but when the big "C" is on the list of possible causes it needs to be taken seriously. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots).

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots).

Can seek GYN eval.: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots)  and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?

Menstrual cramps: If not on oral bcps, in mid-thirties the ovaries need more stimulation to ovulate, which produces more estrogen, and cells which line the uterus can infiltrate the uterine muscle walls: result heavier bleeding and cramps. Ask your gyn about low dose oral bcp's, if there are no contraindications, as they will reduce considerably the bleeding and the cramps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing no menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) only when urinating blood clots come out. ?

I am experiencing no menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) only when urinating blood clots come out. 
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Possible UTI: Are you having any other urinary symptoms? Frequency, urgency? It is possible your symptoms may be related to urinary tract infection, in which case, you would need antibiotics to clear it. Would recommend you contact your doctors office for further recommendations. ...Read more

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Mild, faint cramps with vaginal bleeding mid cycle. Not as heavy as normal menstruation but has similar characteristics (I.e. Blood clots, scent).?

Mild, faint cramps with vaginal bleeding mid cycle. Not as heavy as normal menstruation but has similar characteristics (I.e. Blood clots, scent).?

May be: Midcycle spotting or bleeding can be due to the hormone changes that occur with ovulation or can be associated with contraceptive methods (missed any pills?) or other medications or illnesses including infections. To say for sure would require more history, an exam, and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots), excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots), excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (contains blood clots) ,menstrual cramps, pain with urination & BMs, and back pain. History of cysts. ?

Need specifics....: The info provided lacks its specifics and details to deduce right diagnosis. However, it is not that hard to get all related things done correctly by following instructions in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/; thereby you can work better with doctor so to reach right diagnosis & care. On UTI & general care? Go to http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html & http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots), mi...

My Mother is experiencing blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots), mi...

Seek medical help: Good evening,

It is apparent that your mother has dysfunctional uttering bleeding. As, such, she needs to see a GYN as soon as possible for assessment. If she is experiencing any dizziness, chest pain or palpitations, she should go to the closest urgent care center or emergency room. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cramping pelvic pain in my lower back and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) that is heavier than normal on day 3 of my period. I've had to change my tampon within 45 minutes, which is not normal for me.

I am experiencing cramping pelvic pain in my lower back and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) that is heavier than normal on day 3 of my period. I've had to change my tampon within 45 minutes, which is not normal for me.

Know your options: The cause of the heavy periods is not something we can always answer. There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation if you are done having children. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and stomach cramps. I'm not sexually active?

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and stomach cramps. I'm not sexually active?

Irregular period: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of stabbing pains, bleeding that lasts a month and frequent passing of blood clots the size of my palm from my vagina?

What could be the cause of stabbing pains, bleeding that lasts a month and frequent passing of blood clots the size of my palm from my vagina?

See your doctor: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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My period doesn't come on for another week and for the past few days I've been having vaginal bleeding. But can only be seen when I urinate or during sex.this morning I've passed a large blood clot. And lately I've noticed a few clots when I urinate. Wha

My period doesn't come on for another week and for the past few days I've been having vaginal bleeding.  But can only be seen when I urinate or during sex.this morning I've passed a large blood clot. And lately I've noticed a few clots when I urinate.  Wha

Urethral laceration?: What you are describing suggests bleeding in the urethra (the tube that carries your urine and located just above your vagina). The urethra may get traumatised during rough sex which may result in bleeding that will be noticed after sexual intercourse or during urination. Get a GYN or urologic checkup. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant and have had vaginal bleeding due to a blood clot near uterus. Can being sexually aroused hurt my baby or cause me to bleed.

I am 9 weeks pregnant and have had vaginal bleeding due to a blood clot near uterus. Can being sexually aroused hurt my baby or cause me to bleed.

No, see OB.: Sexual arousal or even having sex will not harm the baby. Sex may cause complications in case the placenta is low in the uterus. Occasional mild bleeding in pregnancy is not uncommon. If is persists, you should consult your OB. I trust that for the sake of your and your baby's health you are seeing an OB. ...Read more

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My grandma,89 years old is bleeding vaginally had hysterctomy many years ago last night they were blood clots. She had a scraping done about 6 weeks?

My grandma,89 years old is bleeding vaginally had hysterctomy many years ago last night they were blood clots. She had a scraping done about 6 weeks?

Doctor ASAP: Your grandmother needs to be evaluated immediately. I am unsure of what kind of scraping you are referring to since she has had a hysterectomy. I am also assuming that her cervix was also taken at the time of hysterectomy. But obviously this amount of bleeding is not normal. Malignancy would be a concern. ...Read more

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Had sex 18 dy ago. Some pregnancy symptoms. Bleeding&fleshy long tissue dropped out of vagina last night&blood clots. Could it be miscarriage?

Had sex 18 dy ago. Some pregnancy symptoms. Bleeding&fleshy long tissue dropped out of vagina last night&blood clots. Could it be miscarriage?

Bleeding: Less likely especially if you didn't miss your period. If you're in doubt, do pregnancy test. In case of miscarriage, it would still be positive. If you're still having symptoms, see a doc. ...Read more

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Constant bleeding from the vagina Sometimes heavy and sometimes light. Big blood clots. What could this mean? Even when im not on my period

Constant bleeding from the vagina Sometimes heavy and sometimes light. Big blood clots. What could this mean? Even when im not on my period

Gynecologist: You need to get this evaluated with your gynecologist as soon as possible. You could be losing quite a bit of blood and becoming/are anemic. ...Read more

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Can menapause cause painful sex, bleeding during sex, & passing blood clots after sex? Or is it a sign of something else?

Can menapause cause painful sex, bleeding during sex, & passing blood clots after sex? Or is it a sign of something else?

Vaginal atrophy: Hi. Yes, after menopause, the vaginal mucosal lining atrophies and sex can be painful. Topical vaginal estrogen cream can be very helpful, and so little is absorbed that you don't need to take progesterone if you still have a uterus. Talk with your gyn...she/he can give you the details. Good luck, and no pain! ...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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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time ...Read more