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

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In brief: NO

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

In brief: NO

Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc.
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Dr. Jay Stylman
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In brief: No

In order for a clot to travel to your heart or lungs, it must be first located within a major vein in the body.
Menstrual clots are not contained within hte veins, but within the linig of the uterus, and cannot travel.

In brief: No

In order for a clot to travel to your heart or lungs, it must be first located within a major vein in the body.
Menstrual clots are not contained within hte veins, but within the linig of the uterus, and cannot travel.
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