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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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What causes very very heavy menstration and irregular periods. I never start when im supose to I have passed blood clots the size of golf balls?

What causes very very heavy menstration and irregular periods. I never start when im supose to I have passed blood clots the size of golf balls?

Not ovulating: In a woman with a normal uterus (no fibroids), irregular bleeding is usually due to not ovulating regularly. This can be corrected with birth control pills, weight loss or correcting any underlying problem (low thyroid function). ...Read more

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I'm having blood clots the size of golf balls?

I'm having blood clots the size of golf balls?

Urgent check: If you are bleeding so heavily you need to see a doctor urgntly so an emergency DandC is done and you need to be put on theraputic iron ...Read more

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Is it normal to be passing blood clots the size of golf balls during menstration and I have been know to soak through supper tampons and pads?

Is it normal to be passing blood clots the size of golf balls during menstration and I have been know to soak through supper tampons and pads?

Large clots menstrua: This is not normal. You should contact your doctor for an appointment for a complete examination to determine the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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I started my period on sunday and started on a birthcontol called beyaz, I took the pill up to wedensday but did not take it again after that, due to large blood clots size of golf balls, my doctor is no returning my calls, and even after stopping the pil

I started my period on sunday and started on a birthcontol called beyaz, I took the pill up to wedensday but did not take it again after that, due to large blood clots size of golf balls, my doctor is no returning my calls, and even after stopping the pil

Anemia/blood loss: Heavy menstral flow, associated with clots and feeling weak is a concern. You can make an appointment with either your primary or your gyn doc. They will order lab tests to see if you are anemic. If you are anemic/low blood count, you will get medication, ultrasound and possibly a uterine ablation to help decrease that heavy menstral flow. The uterine ablation is typically an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant bleeding and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

5 weeks pregnant bleeding and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Call your ob: Did you have a pregnancy test to confirm you are pregnant? Did you start seeing an obstetrician? If so, call your ob. This is a serious symptom and sign ...Read more

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Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Bleeding pregnant: You maybe miscarrying call you doctor or go to ER today as soon as possible as you can get very weak from blood loss and may be losing a lot and may need IV fluids. Go to ER now. ...Read more

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There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?

There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?

Vaginal bleeding: There are multiple options for heavy periods. 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.
Vaginal discharge should be tested for infections. ...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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Menstruating with passing of large almost golf ball sized blood clots with a lot of cramping before they pass. What should I do and what can it be?

Menstruating with passing of large almost golf ball sized blood clots with a lot of cramping before they pass. What should I do and what can it be?

It may be normal: There may be many things contributing for you to have large clots during your periods
you need to discuss with your doctor, get checked to see if there is any abnormality. Exercise regularly and eat a well balanced meal. ...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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My period came 5 days early, started off brown spotting and then the next day it was pink and then hours later passing golf ball sized blood clots?

My period came 5 days early, started off brown spotting and then the next day it was pink and then hours later passing golf ball sized blood clots?

Unclear question: Passing clots is generally an indication of excessive blood loss. If you pass clots regularly, you should take oral iron and multivitamin supplement to prevent anemia. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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2, 3, 4 days of my period I bleed though ultra tampons and ultra pads every hour along with golf ball size blood clots every time I change is this ok?

2, 3, 4 days of my period I bleed though ultra tampons and ultra pads every hour along with golf ball size blood clots every time I change is this ok?

Depends: If this what you always have had for a period then yes. But, if this a changing and worsening condition, then you need an exam. You could have polyps, adenomyosis, hyperplasia, and less likely cancer. If prolonged, you could develop anemia. ...Read more

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I had a d&c suction surgery on friday march 2nd. I am having severe pain and golf size blood clots. Is this normal? I would rate my pain an 8 on the pain scale. I have been taking ibuprofen and using a heating pad.

I had a d&c suction surgery on friday march 2nd. I am having severe pain and golf size blood clots. Is this normal? I would rate my pain an 8 on the pain scale. I have been taking ibuprofen and using a heating pad.

Hopefully: Hopefully your symptoms have subsided or you contacted your doctor and were seen.
Blood clots this large are not normal and pain that is 8/10 is worrisome. In a situation like this your doctor should be contacted by phone right away or you should present to the emergency room.
I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Blood clots during period, kidney pain which feels like a golf ball, lower back and abdomen pain. Not pos if pregnant either. Sever pain like 8-9 ideas?

Blood clots during period, kidney pain which feels like a golf ball, lower back and abdomen pain. Not pos if pregnant either. Sever pain like 8-9 ideas?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. 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. ...Read more

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Had a baby 8days ago. 2day I had a blood clot the size of a golf ball for the 1st time. How big are clots suppose to be and when shud I be concerned?

Had a baby 8days ago. 2day I had a blood clot the size of a golf ball for the 1st time. How big are clots suppose to be and when shud I be concerned?

Some bleeding normal: Some bleeding is normal. Small clots are ok. If the bleeding continues or you continue to pass large clots then an evaluation will be needed. ...Read more

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My daughter has a blood clot in her breast she's 17yrs its about size of golf ball?

My daughter has a blood clot in her breast she's 17yrs its about size of golf ball?

See a doctor soon: It is important to have this checked out very soon - this could be an abscess (an infection that needs to be drained), the result of an injury or a cyst that needs to be examined. ...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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Can hormonal changes cause blood clots? I have always experienced clots passing during mensus, but recently past a lemon sized clot. Was not painful.

Can hormonal changes cause blood clots? I have always experienced clots passing during mensus, but recently past a lemon sized clot. Was not painful.

Clots not normal: Excessive bleeding - soaking pads and passing clots-- is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. There are a variety of causes and multiple treatment options depending on your age, medical issues and fertility plans. ...Read more

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I've been on my minastration for a month now and I'm bleeding through pads and have blood clots the size of a quarter?

I've been on my minastration for a month now and I'm bleeding through pads and have blood clots the size of a quarter?

Prolonged bleeding: This type of bleeding needs to be addressed by your gyn provider. It is possible for pregnancy to exist in your tubes, which can cause heavy continuous bleeding. Get a serum HCG test to make sure you are not pregnant, but even if negative, see your doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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3 days after period ended tiny blood clots the size of a dot came out & when I wipe there is light pink brown blood, help?

3 days after period ended tiny blood clots the size of a dot came out & when I wipe there is light pink brown blood, help?

Hormonal imbalance: 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
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more