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Question: Large blood clots during periods

 mrsstranger - Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:00 pm


I have been a hypothyroid patient which is why i have irregular periods. This time I got my period after a long time and heavyily bleeding , i usually get large (more than the size of lemon) clots during my period. Is this normal ? Any advice from a doctor is appreciated

 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:56 pm

User avatar Hello,
Clots are normal in a period, especially during the heaviest days, but usually these are the size of a quarter or smaller. Larger clotting should be checked with your doctor to find the cause. You may have some coagulation disorder or fibroid tumor, an enlarged uterus or if menstrual fluid is blocked, larger clots may occur.

I'm sorry I can't give you a definitive answer here, but you do need to see your doctor. I would not consider it emergency; just schedule a visit.

Best wishes.

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