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Dear BeingGirl Experts,
I noticed "clots" on my tampon when I menstruate. Is this normal or OK?
What you describe is normal. Your menstrual blood is not pure liquid. Every month the uterine wall prepares for a pregnancy. When there is none, it sheds its lining. The clots you see are most likely larger pieces of your uterine lining, the endometrium, which is breaking down and leaving your body. Menstrual fluid is the combination of blood (which is liquidy) and tissue (which is more solid, or "clumpy") from the lining of the uterine wall. Sometimes your period looks like just like blood, and sometimes it is mixed with clots and tissue.
Hope this is helpful,
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