Is Passing Large Blood Clots During Menstruation Considered Normal?

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Anonymous answered
These are signes of endometriosis or adenomyosis. Either is excess tissue growth. Adenomyosis is accompanied by heavy periods, painful and large clots. Of course small clots are normal as blood does clot as is natural. But large ones are sometimes not clots as we may think, but the shedding of tissue of the uterine wall.
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Jennifer Davis answered
I myself pass huge clots,I'm talking like the size of my fist or as long as 4 inches.I have shown them to my boyfriend and it is shocking to him that something  that big comes out of me on my periods.I have extreme pain with my periods, sometimes I take ibuprofen,pamprin and tylenol all at the same time and it doesn;t even make a dent in the pain. I complained to my ob/gyn,she did an ultrasound,said everything looked normal and that I just need to deal with it.She wouldn't even prescribe me birth control to help with the pain because I have high blood pressure and the birth control could make it go higher.So my advice is keep checking around till you find a doctor that takes you seriously and finds out what is causing this to happen to you.I myself am still trying to deal with it,because I lost my job and don't have the money to see a doctor again.Good luck!
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I passed a good sized clot today and my period is very heavy and it scared me so bad. Im still stressing over it. I've passed clots before, but not this big. I've also had a MC, but I don't think this clot was due to another MC. I am just fed up with having such heavy painful periods and my doctor telling me to deal with it. So,I feel your pain. I also have slightly high bp, and a high heart rate, so taking BC scares the crap out of me. Is there a way we can keep in touch? :)
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I have very large blood clots...Some are very red and some are almost black. I'm in tremendous pain. I have had this heavy bleeding for up to 3 months. A female Dr prescribed Naproxen. This has helped my bleeding to stop with In 3 days. And if I take it early enough my period won't come. I have fibroids and endometriosis which cause the heavy bleeding. At night I use women's Depends because the bleeding is so bad. I can go thru these maybe 3 within a few hours. I also use them during the day if needed. Ask your Dr about Naproxen and use Depends to avoid embarrassing leaks.. I'm scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy coming April. . I just can't take the bleeding especially at 42. Best wishes to all my fellow suffers. I'll be praying for your healing..
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Aisha answered
Heavy bleeding while menstruating and passing clots can signify a possible disease or problem. You are 46 years old, and I fear it might be some kind of cyst in the uterus or ovary problem. Consult a obstetrician for confirmation.
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I'm 44 and I have been bleeding heavy with clots for twenty years. I am anemic also. What can be done. I have no insurance. Please let me know. I hate having my period come. I also bleed 7 to 10 days.
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www.womenhealthzone.com/womens-reproductive-health/menstrual

Thats all I got to say. If you read up on this you will have a better grasp on some of the things going on with your cycle. Generally yes clots are rather normal, even heavy bleeding. I have had it this way for a long time. Simple stress can cause increased bleeding and the clots don't just come from the blood... Read and you will see. I am not saying don't get it checked out. I am just saying do not cause stress that isn't needed upon yourself. Do a bit more research and you will end up finding out blood clots, heavy bleeding and pains are actually shared among many people. Including me.
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I had my period for 9 years now and my clots aren't as big as most are saying but I had clots a little bigger then it usually is, I'm a little nervous because I would love to have children and I don't want this to prevent me from having any. Yes this is the first time that I've passed these big clots but I don't know if I should see my doctor ASAP or should I wait for next month? I have stomach pain along with the clots I had my period since I was 12 years of age now 21 and I never had this situation before a little scary, me and my boyfriend are planning on marriage and he love's kids also so I just wanted someone's opinion on what I should do before things get worse,thanks
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@ the guest that says Plan B is murder, I think you need to do a little reading. The sperm and egg are joined in the fallopian tubes, and it can take 3-4 days after sex for this to happen. This process of joining ovum and sperm is called fertilization. After fertilization, the egg/sperm (I think it's called a zygote now?) have to swim down to the uterus and attach itself to the uterine wall. This usually takes another week.

Plan B is supposed to be taken immediately after sex, and at a maximum 3 days after sex. What Plan B does is it prevents the woman from ovulating, meaning it makes the woman's body wait about 3-4 days before her ovary releases an egg. In this way, it prevents fertilization from ever happening.
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According to my doctor this is a break down of your uterine wall. I have had this problem for many years and when I first started passing these large clots my doctor put me on this medicine that made my hair fall out, so I decided to just live with the problem. I find that exercise and eating right help. If I get lazy for a couple months then my periods get bad.
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emma danish answered
It could be time for a check up with your nurse or doctor don't suffer every month get some help take care
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I had pain in my right ovary area for a few months. One day I passed a large blood clot during my period and I noticed that the pain almost immediately went away and stayed away for a few months. The pain is now back and I will see my physician next week. What could this be?
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So are blood clots meaning heavy periods? Because I am confused what it really means... I remember taking Yaz the birth control to regulate my period, but my period was so heavy that it made me faint onto the floor, but I went to the hospital twice for the pain and the doctor gave me antibiotics and said I only have a bladder infection.... My period has never been regular and I am 20 and took two birth controls for it, one I was 13 and another at 18... But I do get sharp pain all the time and my period is heavy... I don't have insurance, what do you think I should do?
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I don't usually have cramps or prolonged pain with my periods.  However, my periods are light for 3-4 days before, 2-3 days heavy and then 3-4 days light again.  They usually last longer than a week.  I have not taken birth control pills for about 2 years now.  I am 22 years old, started my period when I was 12 and I am overweight.  Passing clots is normal for me, but today I had a HUGE one.  Is this normal?  And does sex really help alleviate the pain of cramps?
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Inluv Pomerich answered
No one here is right. Ok? Blood clots r totally normal. It's not only blood. It's also tissue! So the clots are tissue. I am correct. Do not panic! But just incase ask a docter. But it's most likely I Am correct. Hope I helped!
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I am 42 I have been passing blood clots when I am on my period but I have no pain it is just like I am having a gas pain but it will just be the passing of the blood clots
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I agree with not judging on having an abortion, however I believe that plan B is the same thing just done sooner, most people say its not but the way I see it is if you are pregnant whether it be only a few hours and you take something (even just a pill) and then after the pill you are no longer pregnant...well then its the same as abortion just an easier way out. I'm sorry but I had to leave my input, it upsets me that people don't think of the plan B bill as murder, it is its just an easier way for people.

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