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Why do I often have large blood clots during my period? I have PCOS and are taking contraceptives.

Why do I often have large blood clots during my period? I  have PCOS and are taking contraceptives.

Ultrasound: If you are on oral contraceptives and continue to have heavy bleeding, it may indicate that there is something structural that is preventing your uterus from getting rid of blood in a organized fashion. Sometimes fibroids and polyps can lead to irregular bleeding, alternatively your heavy periods could be related to a hormonal issue. Consider a consult to discuss more of your history. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have blood clots during my period and bad cramps that wake me up in the night. Is this normal?

I have blood clots during my period and bad cramps that wake me up in the night. Is this normal?

Probably not: Increasing blood clots and pain with your periods may mean several things, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or hormonal problems. It would be wise to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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S it normal to have blood clots during my period?

S it normal to have blood clots during my period?

Yes, but ...: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, you might consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. ...Read more

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What could be causing the blood clots during my period?

What could be causing the blood clots during my period?

Anovulation: Most likely a cycle where the ovary fails to let loose an egg. These self-normalize. To be safe, take a home pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have large blood clots during my period ?

What should I do if I have large blood clots during my period ?

Please see your gyn: Or a gyn or if the bleeding is too heavy over the wkend and u do not have a gyn, then go to the er, u need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to determine the cause and then u can get the proper txment, no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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I've been getting big blood clots during my period. Is this normal ?

I've been getting big blood clots during my period. Is this normal ?

Can be...: If this is a change from your normal menstrual cycle please discuss this with your gyn; or primary care physician. ...Read more

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How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

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

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I am having blood clots during my period, like bad ones. At least I think they're blood clots. Why?

I am having blood clots during my period, like bad ones. At least I think they're blood clots. Why?

Normal: Having blood clots with your periods is considered normal, but it generally occurs with heavy bleeding. You may wish to discuss the pattern of your periods with your doctor. ...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


Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more