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Is It Normal To Have A Period Clot?

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Hey BeingGirl Experts,

I'm 16 and I have a question about my period. I was wondering if it is normal to have blood clots during menstruation; I get them each period. Is this normal? Should I see my gynecologist?

 

Vanessa

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Dear Vanessa,

Your menstrual blood is not pure liquid. 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 blood, sometimes it is mixed with clots and tissue.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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