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Why Am I Pooping Blood Clots
The top guess: Is that u have irregular menses do to irregular ovulation. If overweight and have bad acne, could be pcos. In any event, get on the pill, see doc too, get screened as indicated, but pill will help, take at night to reduce nausea and go with low estrogen if haven't been able to tolerate. It can take 3 months to regulate so be patient. Make sure your not anemic as well. ...Read more
See MD immediately: You need to see a urologist asap. This is urgent, and you need to have a hematuria (blood in urine) workup. You will need urinalysis/urine culture and urine cytology (looks for abnormal cells in urine), ct scan (or ultrasound) to see the urinary tract, and a cystoscopy (a camera to look inside the bladder. Are you a smoker? ...Read more
Iron & gynecologist: Please take oral iron and multivitamins to prevent anemia. It would be prudent to see your gynecologist for an evaluation. If you do not wish to be pregnant, your gyno can prescribe birth control that can reduce the frequency of periods to 3-4 times a year. For good health -Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
not sure: Many raesons, get checked to determine reason. ...Read more
Never wait, but ...: Recurrently seeing blood in urine should be evaluated so at least to know approximately where blood come from - kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra including prostate, and why do you have it - by infection/inflammation, stones, blockage, new growth, or kidney disease? How? Peruse: 1. http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & 2. http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
I am having blood clots during my period, like bad ones. At least I think they're blood clots. Why?
Blood clots are abn: Generally clotting during the time of the period is abnormal. It is common because of heavier than normal cycles which allow greater blood flow through basal level blood vessels that have not been clamped down by the smooth muscle of the uterus. With a normal cycle the surface of the uterus is released and only scant bleeding averaging 35cc or just over 2 tablespoons for the entire period. ...Read more
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. In some cases a hysterectomy will. ...Read more
A little spotting?: A doctor may check to look for a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge or of their periods, have spotting, or miss a period on occasion (due to changes in hormones). If symptoms are persistent, recurrent, or worrisome, an ob-gyn appointment may be a good idea. ...Read more
Do you smoke?: If you don't smoke and you don't have a personal or family history of blood clots, the risk is minimal. If you smoke, quit. If you have a clotting history, consult your doc for alternative contraception. Please don't end up with an unwanted pregnancy over anxiety and worry about the pill or a hormonal iud. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood. Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?
Not likely: Hemorrhoids do not cause cramping and diarrhea. These symptoms are more suggestive of colitis or an infection. See your doctor even if it gets better on its own. All rectal bleeding needs to be investigated to make sure that you don't have a serious cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think im on my period but there is no blood just blood clots. thick, and dark brown. im bloted, and hungry, and i pee alot. feel like vometing also?
Needs evaluation: The blood you describe is old blood as old blood is brown. What you see could be just clots or mucous mixed in with old blood giving the appearance of being a clot. An early pregnancy aborting could fit as well. The urinating a lot and feeling like vomiting could be because of a urinary tract infection. You should be seen by a doctor now. ...Read more
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