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Doctor insights on: What Does A Menstrual Blood Clot Look Like

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Might it be possible that a a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart like other blood clots do?

Might it be possible that a a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart like other blood clots do?

Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them to get into the blood stream. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

NO: Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc. ...Read more

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Why doesn't menstrual blood clot?

Why doesn't menstrual blood clot?

Good question: The menstrual flow is actually a mixture of substances, including last month's endometrium, and blood that has already lost the portion that can clot. There actually are tiny blood clots in the fluid and these may re-liquefy or simply not be so apparent as the rest of the flow. ...Read more

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White spot in my menstrual blood clot?

White spot in my menstrual blood clot?

Normal: Having a white spot in the menstrual blood clot can be normal. In addition to blood and all the components of blood in menstrual cycle, there is lining from your uterus and this can sometimes look whitish and stringy. Completely normal. ...Read more

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What exactly does having large menstrual blood clots mean?

See below: This usually means there is very heavy flow of blood duing your menstrual period. A variety of things can cause this incding small smooth muscle tumors of the uterus which protrude into the endometrial cavity. Older women also get this becaue of irregualr period intervals these are the basic casues. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood clots travel to other organs in the body?

Can menstrual blood clots travel to other organs in the body?

Retrograde menses: Some women during their period have blood flow through the fallopian tubes and the blood spills into the peritoneal cavity (the space that holds your abdominal and pelvic organs). You may be referring to one of the theories proposed for the development of endometriosis inside organs. But no, the clots don't travel like clots in your blood vessels, which can cause stokes, heart & pulmonary issues. ...Read more

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Why would I have a heavy menstrual cycles with large blood clots?

Why would I have a heavy menstrual cycles with large blood clots?

The way you are: If you are talking about seeing blood clots coming out of your vagina, that can be normal. Just like if you cut your skin and then it clots and forms a scab, the blood coming out of your uterus can clot inside of your vagina before it comes out, especially if you are lying down or sitting down for more than about an hour. ...Read more

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Super stretchy menstrual blood but not blood clots at all could I be ovulating?

Super stretchy menstrual blood but not blood clots at all could I be ovulating?

YES: YES; however it is not common to ovulate during your period which usually occurs mid-cycle. This sounds like either old menstrual blood mixed with cervical or sexual mucous. ...Read more

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My menstrual is two weeks early. Day one was light day 2 was heavy bright red with multiple blood clots. What does this mean thank you in advance?

My menstrual is two weeks early. Day one was light day 2 was heavy bright red with multiple blood clots. What does this mean thank you in advance?

Not a true period: A true menstrual period cannot come 14 days after the last period. The recent bleeding could be a hormone imbalance or bleeding from something in the uterus such as fibroids or polyps. The presence of clots suggests heavier than normal bleeding. I would suggest a visit with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Why would someone keep getting blood clots during my menstrual cycle?

Why would someone keep getting blood clots during my menstrual cycle?

Heavy menses causes: Heavy menstral bleeding and bleeding between cycle can be caused by endometriosis, thickened uterine lining, cancer, disorders with coagulation. You should get in to see your doc to be checked for anemia, loss of blood and the true cause of your heavy menses. Sometimes a simple outpatient uterine ablation is all you need to stop this problem. ...Read more

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I've had my menstrual for 3 weeks now and it's heavy I've notice small blood clots and I have to wear double sanitary protection what can this be?

I've had my menstrual for 3 weeks now and it's heavy I've notice small blood clots and I have to wear double sanitary protection what can this be?

Irregular cycle: This is certainly a heavy bleed and may be related to multiple issues: a large progesterone mid cycle surge, female hormone or thyroid hormone abnormalities, breakthrough bleeding and if having unprotected sexual intercourse, a spontaneous abortion. Please monitor your monthly cycles and consult your GYN. ...Read more

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How long does my menstrual suppose to last after having a baby 6days ago? It's still bright red and some small blood clots.

How long does my menstrual suppose to last after having a baby 6days ago? It's still bright red and some small blood clots.

Up to 6 weeks: You will be bleeding for a while although it should be gradually decreasing. If you try to do too much and get overtired in particular you may notice increased bleeding, in which case you simply need to get more rest. If it still seems excessive to you then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood clot during menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to have blood clot during menstrual cycle?

Yes: If you are talking about seeing blood clots coming out of your vagina, yes, that is normal. Just like if you cut your skin and then it clots and forms a scab, the blood coming out of your uterus can clot inside of your vagina before it comes out, especially if you are lying down or sitting down for more than about an hour. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood clots travel to the heart or other organs?

Can menstrual blood clots travel to the heart or other organs?

Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them to get into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Abnormal cycle: There are many reasons why you can have an abnormal cycle. When you have one that doesn't occur during the predicted time frame, pregnancy needs to be ruled out. If the pregnancy test is negative, then you may want to be evaluated by a gynecologist to figure out what is causing the abnormal bleeding pattern. Infections, medication changes and abnormal tissue can cause changes in your cycle too. ...Read more

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What is a blood clot in consideration of a menstrual period? I have my period and I fainted yesterday, my mum said its probably a blood clot?

What is a blood clot in consideration of a menstrual period? I have my period and I fainted yesterday, my mum said its probably a blood clot?

Clotting: Women tend to pass clots frequently during their periods. I doubt you fainted due to that. There may have been another reason. If you're known to have heavy periods, it is advisable to be checked for anemia to make sure you don't have that. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the menstrual cycle?

What causes blood clots in the menstrual cycle?

Blood clots during: Menses could be a sign of hormonal imbalance, fibroid uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy etc. Consult your gyn for any concerns. ...Read more

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I want to find out what could be causing me to pass blood clots while not on my menstrual cycle,?

I want to find out what could be causing me to pass blood clots while not on my menstrual cycle,?

Gynecologist: A gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Hormonal imbalance factors are a likely cause and a "medical d&c" May be prescribed after the assessment. ...Read more

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I have been on my menstrual cycle for seven days & I am having blood clots. What does this mean?

I have been on my menstrual cycle for seven days & I am having blood clots. What does this mean?

Get treated: There are lots of treatment options for heavy periods. For women who are not done having periods birth control pills work well. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can decrease bleeding significantly. There is a nonhormonal medication called Lysteda that works great. For those done with childbearing endometrial ablations are good options. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass fist size blood clots during a menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to pass fist size blood clots during a menstrual cycle?

Menorrhagia: Passing large clots can occur when people have fibroids or other gynecologic problems. It needs to be evaluated by a gynecologist. If they don't find anything, you may benefit by seeing a hematologist who can check to make sure you don't have a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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For the past 4 months my menstrual cycle has been getting heavier and bigger blood clots. The clots is as big as my fist?

For the past 4 months my menstrual cycle has been getting heavier and bigger blood clots. The clots is as big as my fist?

You need gyn evaluat: The heavier bleeding could be hormonal e.g.thyroid, bleeding disorder or something structurally abnormal in the uterus e.g.fibroids. You need a thorough gyn. Exam. ...Read more

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I have the iud mirena, (levonorgestrel) but sex is uncomfortable now. I experience small blood clot like discharge only when I urinate. Not during my menstrual cycle.?

I have the iud mirena, (levonorgestrel) but sex is uncomfortable now. I experience small blood clot like discharge only when I urinate. Not during my menstrual cycle.?

Maybe infection: Sounds like you could have a bladder infection unrelated to the iud. Call your primary care provider, today and ask if you need a urine test after telling them your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

No: Not really normal especially if you have never had it before. You should see your physician and ultimately probably an ob/gyn physician who can find out the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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My wife has been having irregular menstrual cycle, blood stains one month and now heavy blood clots lasting for days. Left family planning 2015?

My wife has been having irregular menstrual cycle, blood stains one month and now heavy blood clots lasting for days. Left family planning 2015?

Likely irregular: ovulation, probably from PCOS/insulin resistance.
Decrease carbohydrates in diet may help ovulation.
If pregnancy is desired, discuss with your doctor.
if not need medication to regulate flow. ...Read more

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I am three weeks late for menstrual cycle, I have severe lower nack pain, and wormlike blood clots in urine what causes this?

I am three weeks late for menstrual cycle, I have severe lower nack pain, and wormlike blood clots in urine what causes this?

Late for menstration: Any chance you are pregnant.? Do urine pregnancy test. Otherwise see your doctor for check up. ...Read more

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Blood clot in urine few days after menstrual cycle. Its just once or twice a day for few days what cud b the reason?

UTI?: If you are sure that the blood came from our bladder, you could have cystitis. You need a urinalysis and exam. ...Read more

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My daughter has recently been passing small blood clots, even though she isn't on her menstrual. She is on the pill and mobic (meloxicam). Any ideas?

My daughter has recently been passing small blood clots, even though she isn't on her menstrual. She is on the pill and mobic (meloxicam). Any ideas?

See below: Break-through bleeding is not uncommon on birth control pills, especially if she is new to them. See prescribing doc to make sure her pill has correct balance of estrogen & Progesterone for her. Make sure she takes them same time every day & doesn't miss any days. Weight gain/loss, stress, change in physical activity can also affect menses. ...Read more

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After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

Clomid (clomiphene) and aub: Yes. Hopefully you are not taking both at the same time. I am assuming you are taking progesterone only on the second half of your cycle. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle started. On the third day I notice a reddish, blue blood clot the size of a penny. Is this an early miscarriage or regular cycle?

My menstrual cycle started. On the third day I notice a reddish, blue blood clot the size of a penny. Is this an early miscarriage or regular cycle?

Unlikely Pregnancy: Clots are not an uncommon part of menstrual bleeding. This occurs when tissue of the uterine lining is shed (mistaken for clot) or when blood pools in the uterine cavity and forms clots before cramping expels it. ...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