What Would Cause A Huge Gush Of Blood During A Menstrual Cycle With Extreme Pain?


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There are a number of possible causes of large amounts of blood during the menstrual cycle. The most common causes are:
  • Normal blood clots
  • Hormonal changes
  • Enlarged uterus
  • Endometriosis
Blood clots during a woman's period are perfectly normal and in most of these cases it is simply a case of too much blood coming out of the body at one time. This can cause distress, but is nothing to worry about.
Hormonal changes that take during periods place can cause blood clots to be unusually large. The levels of progesterone and estrogen often cause these changes. These increased levels of hormones can cause the wall of the uterus to thicken, and this can in turn produce a heavier blood flow during menstruation.

If a woman has had a baby, there is a chance that the uterus has enlarged. This is normal when pregnant, but it should shrink back to its normal size following the pregnancy, but occasionally this doesn't happen. When the uterus stays enlarged, blood can gather inside the body, and will only come out in large amounts, causing extreme pain at times.
Endometriosis is a medical condition that can be serious. The tissue that should grow inside the uterus grows on the outside instead, and this can lead to heavy amounts of clotting during a woman's periods. It can be treated with the use of medication, although surgery is likely to be needed to totally correct the problem.
If a woman's periods are particularly heavy, and especially if they are causing large amounts of pain, it is always best to consult the opinion of a doctor or a gynecologist, to make sure that the correct treatment, if any, can be administered.

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