what does bright red menstrual blood mean

White spot in my menstrual blood clot?

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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.
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Is it normal to have blood clot during menstrual cycle?

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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.
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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?

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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.
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Period pain

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What is causing your menstrual cramps, possible causes, tests needed, treatments available.

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Have pain in knee on top of it and on the sides and behind it no swelling no redness could it be blood clot?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
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Knee pain


Very unlikely without major swelling below the knee
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Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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NO


Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc.
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Trying to conceive

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Keep an accurate calender of your menstrual cycle to predict ovulation days.

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

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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.
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thank you for taking my question .I have redness and swelling a few inches below my knee, it is not caused by a blood clot , ?

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Could be blood clot


local red area could be local superficial blood clot local infection could also cause this
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Have Pain in the back of my knee, no swelling redness or warmth, havent injured it; could it a blood clot or dvt?

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Could be a cyst


You can get an ultrasound to look for "bakers cyst".
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Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time I take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

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Possibly yes. Get --


yourself checked out by your PCP or go to an ER if a blood clot is suspected, so a Doppler scan be done to exclude/confirm it. Generally its due to a pulled muscle, sprained ligament, or a rupture of a cyst behind the knee. These are more commonly seen. Good Luck & Happy Holidays.
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I am on day 4 of my menstrual cycle and today. I had a really big blood clot. Bigger than I have ever seen. Should I worry about it?

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If it persists, yes


If you continue to have large clots with each following menstrual cycle then yes see a MD to avoid anemia and find out why that is occurring.
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