When I'm On My Period, Big Chunks Come Out. What Are They?


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Tracy Koroma Profile
Tracy Koroma answered
Those are blood clots, and they’re perfectly normal.

What Causes These Blood Clots?
When you get your period, your body sheds the lining of the uterus - which is what causes the bleeding.

If this happens quickly, then the blood will be thin, as it won’t have time to clot before it leaves your body.

However, if it happens slowly, or if you’re lying down, the blood will have time to lump together and form blood clots.

This is totally normal, as the blood that you lose during your period is full of fibrin - a substance that helps your blood to clot. Fibrin is what stops you bleeding to death when you cut yourself.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Make My Period Flow Thinner?
Not without taking medication, no. Some birth-control pills can make your period lighter, but there’s also a chance that they’ll make it heavier.

These lumps of blood are nothing to worry about, and are perfectly natural. However, if they bother you, you could try using tampons. This way, you won’t have to deal with them anymore!

A lot of women prefer to use tampons as they’re a lot cleaner than sanitary pads, and you feel much fresher when you’re wearing one. If the blood is bothering you, I’d definitely recommend giving them a try!
Rain Profile
Rain answered
Those are called clots. They are chunks of blood. It's nothing to worry about.
brianna patterson Profile
That is just blood that gathers up together.

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