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Question: Periods ever other week, very heavy, bloodclots


 jroc - Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:14 pm

I am 29 I started period at age 12 and have never been pregnant. My periods were irregular for many years until mid-20's then became somewhat regular until a few months ago. First month light period (only had to wear pantyliner), second month heavy, back and forth for approx. 4-6 months. Then after last light period it went off for a week then came back on a week, and went off again for a week and came back on, which is where I'm at now. Except with this cycle I have had at least 5 blood clots the size of fifty cent pcs. and the second and third day bleeding through a super tampon in less than an hour. What should I do?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:03 pm

User avatar Hello,
I would recommend having a check up due to the change in your cycles. Most irregularities in periods are benign, but it can indicate a hormone problem such as PCOS, thyroid disorder, infection, polyps, fibroids, or uterine abnormality. Blood clots are the natural result of blood that pools, perhaps because it was not evacuated during your unusually light period. It is not necessarily anything of concern but it's best to be checked, including evaluation of your blood for anemia.

Best wishes.

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