Blood Clots During Period

Occasional blood clots during periods that are smaller than a quarter are normal. But frequent large blood clots might be caused due to fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, hormonal imbalance, and tumors.

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What causes abnormal clots during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am having withdrawal bleeding for a week. I was taking Placebo pills for few days. Yesterday, I noticed two abnormal clots on my pad. I am experiencing blood clots differently. I have some white and large visible blood vessels on the surface with a blood string at the end. D...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the description, I can understand that you have skipped your pills without taking them last month at the beginning of your menstrual cycles and later you started taking them continuously to avoid placebo pills. You need to understand that if you miss taking bir...  Read Full »

Do my blood reports show the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a headache which got severe nowadays. And so I just checked my blood and saw my platelets are increasing in a series of tests. In the last test, platelets, WBC, and RBC are slightly increased. The body has itching problems, usually at night. Eyes are blurry nowadays. I am very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are worried about the symptoms. Your platelet levels are not soo high to worry about. It is only slightly elevated. It does not cause any significant harm. So you need not worry about that. Most of your symptoms relate to hypothyroidism, and your TSH level is...  Read Full »

How to stop periods with heavy flow and clots occurring from three weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have endometeriosis. I have my periods for three weeks. It is beyond heavy bleeding. It soaks my pad and ultra tampon within an hour. I am having golf-sized clots and massive gushes of blood. I have some cramping also. I am unable to consult a doctor due to COVID-19. I do not know what...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having heavy bleeding for three weeks is really painful and tiring. I want you to know one thing that endometriosis can only be suppressed by taking contraceptive pills continuously. For now, you can take tablet Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg thrice daily for a ...  Read Full »

How to know that I am pregnant while on birth control pills?

Query: Hi doctor, About two weeks ago, I started having watery brown discharge as I had never seen before. My period is three days and usually, I spot a little before but more dried blood than watery light brown and not starting that early. I had a feeling I was pregnant because I was having similar sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is understandable that it is quite concerning for you. First thing to know is if you were sexually active about two weeks before this happened. If yes, it is advisable to get a pregnancy test done even though you are on birth control pills. The failure rate of birth ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my sudden prolonged period?

Query: Hi doctor, I found that for the last two months, my period has lasted about 16 days instead of the usual 7 days. There is no pain or cramping, however large clots on occasions. I gained about 15 lbs during quarantine. I am not exercising. I am currently on iron and Kelp supplements daily.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from prolonged menstrual periods which has lasted for 16 days instead of the usual period like 3-7 days for the last two months. Prolonged menstrual bleeding may result from some path...  Read Full »

Why do I get heavy bleeds and clot post emergency contraceptive usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female who is currently struggling with the unknown of what is happening to my body. Since I first started menstruating, I have always been heavy and longer than average. My normal periods last for 8-10 days, and I use typically 1.5 complete boxes of tampons during ...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not be stressed, I am here to help. According to your history, you have not got periods this month and you are having some abnormal discharge. I saw the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). My first suggestion would be to do get a urine pregn...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of pregnancy and miscarriage while on contraceptive patch?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms for the past one and a half weeks that mimic the symptoms when I found I was pregnant with my daughter. I was supposed to have my period tomorrow. Last week, I started with light spotting and it happened on and off for a day maybe less. Then within two days, I sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, to confirm a pregnancy, you should perform a pregnancy test two weeks after having sexual intercourse. So perform a urinary pregnancy test or b-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to exclude or to confirm a pregnancy. And after that perform an ultrasound t...  Read Full »

Why do my partner get white clot in periods blood?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner is on her periods and yesterday was her third day and she notices some white jelly kind of thing coming out with blood clots and today also this happens. I have pictures but I do not know where to attach it. I am trying to sign up also, but I am not getting the option. Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. White discharge can be normally also. And it can be after intercourse also. If there is no burning, itching or foul -melling of discharge than no need to worry. Vaginal infection can happen routinely if you do not follow some precautions. If the discharge is increasing...  Read Full »

Is heaving bleeding with clots a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, neither I had started my new pack of birth control nor used a condom. I started a new pack around one and a half to two weeks later. But, last week, I started what seemed to be period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am goi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all possibility that this may have been an early miscarriage as you were not protected when you had sex. Hence, it is important that you get the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) done to check the hCG levels and rule out pregnancy anyhow. Also...  Read Full »

Is a period with blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I was due for my periods on 8th, but did not get till 16th. So, I went for pregnancy test which came out negative. On 17th, I got my periods with blood clots and crampy stomach pain which was not usual for me. Was it a miscarriage? If yes, what may be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As per your query, the pregnancy test was negative. So, no need to worry. It is not a miscarriage. To be on a safer side and to confirm that it is not miscarriage, I suggest you to check your serum...  Read Full »

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