First, clotting is very common and normal during periods. It’s actually necessary as it is the body’s mechanism to stop bleeding. However, some clots are not normal. If you are concerned about your menstrual clots, ensure you see a doctor. Some clots may be triggered by serious health conditions.
5 possible reasons why you have period clots
You could be having fibroids
Let’s have a look at some of the reasons as to why you may be having period clots:
We already informed you on the signs of fibroids that you should watch out for. During menstruation, the uterus contracts to allow for the shedding of the endometrium lining. However, if one has fibroids, they hinder contraction restricting the smooth flow of the blood. This leads to the formation of clots.
This is a condition where the endometrial lining grows outside the uterus. It’s characterized by painful; periods, heavy bleeding that is accompanied by blood clots. If the blood clots are so large and are accompanied by other symptoms like the ones we just mentioned, seek medical help.
3. Hormonal imbalance
When the hormones go whacky, different aspects of the reproductive system can be affected. You can have two periods in a month, miss periods, get long periods or heavy ones with clots.
Many women lose their pregnancy at a very early stage that they mistake it for menstruation. During the miscarriage, a woman will pass large clots of blood.
5. Larger uterus
The uterus may be larger due to medical conditions such as adenomyosis or fibroids. Also, after pregnancy, the uterus remains larger than it was before pregnancy. The blood thus has enough space to pool in and clot before it’s released from the body.
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