Menstrual cycle is one of the most important part of women’s sexual life and health issues. There are many odds associated with it and many evens. Due to its gravity women remain concerned about the flow, frequency, consistency and many other issues related to monthly cycles.
This article talks about the clotting during menses. One might observe chunks of clotting which may be huge or small in size and might stop and re-start with or without a pattern. Periods are a bodily phenomenon and so it doesn’t follow two plus two equals to four formula and always there are slight variations which are completely normal. Therefore, mild clotting is normal which is as minute as possible.
Why do I have big blood clots during my period?
Periods are the shedding of uterine layer or layers inside your womb that have developed due to monthly hormonal changes as a part of women’s reproductive cycle. This mechanism is a divine bodily mechanism that is associated with clotting factors, anti-coagulants, hormones and enzymes working together.
A normal level and balance between each component maintains healthy menstrual cycle. Any abnormality in levels of coagulants and anti-coagulants or hormone particularly progesterone may increase chances of clots.
What is a normal size blood clot during period?
There are multiple issues related to blood clotting. On must know
- The size of clots. Which might vary from millimetre to centimetre (in severe cases)? A normal encounter is once or few times with minute size that doesn’t raise alarm. However, if it turns regular then it raises alarm.
- Their frequency of occurrence.
- Have the clots increased in size over the time?
- Have the clots increased in numbers over the passage of time?
- Number of clots.
- Is there any other substance coming along with clots?
- Is your skin getting paler then it was before?
- Notice abnormality with menstrual cycle.
- Clotting may be associated with changes in length of periods.
- Have you encountered this problem any time before?
When to Worry?
If you observe large blood clots, that has increased in frequency and is progressive. Association of blood clots with pain is also considerable (however mild cramping is normal, and everyone observes it during normal cycle); however the intensity needs to be noticed. If pain is causing sever deterioration in your work and you feel aggressively retarded then consult the doctor immediately. Also for:
- If you observe blood clots and per vaginal bleeding at menopause. This is alarming and you must rush to doctor as it might be due to cancer or even benign diseases (with malignant potential).
- Weight changes.
- Menstrual cramps and discomfort.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Pale looking body.
How to stop blood clots during period
It’s always better to visit a doctor then to take personal decisions. This article is only meant for information and in no way alternates a medical advice. When you are in clinic doctor will suggest you particular investigations for checking the status of disease and you general health condition. Then he will move for prescribing drugs if needed. Home remedies like massage and warm compresses are useful for relieving symptoms.