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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I noticed "clots" on my tampon when I menstruate. Is this normal or OK?

 

Hannah

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Hi Hannah,

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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Rivers
Rivers
Posted April 01, 2013
Sunnywoo, you really don't want to have a period, you will regret saying that when you start your period. Live free while you can, instead of having 4 weeks of freedom then 1 week of your period.
Nail Polish Lover
Nail Polish Lover
Posted January 24, 2013
sunnywoo..... dont even think that.. it will be a PAIN
Faith♥horses!
Faith♥horses!
Posted March 08, 2012
It's kinda gross when you think about it! I mean, uterine lining coming out?!?! Yuck! I can't believe all of us girls have to deal with this! Boys have it SOOO easy!
sunnywoo
sunnywoo
Posted June 30, 2012
I really want my period!
Avaire
Avaire
Posted July 19, 2012
@sunnywoo no you don't. You're gonna regret saying that.
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