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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I think something might be wrong with me. I bleed a lot when I'm having my period. I have to use super tampons every day of my period and my period lasts a lot longer than my friends say theirs do. Also, it doesn't matter if I use a tampon or a pad, I still find "chunks" of blood mixed in with the regular blood. Please tell me if I should be worried about this, because right now I'm very worried if this is normal.

 

Rose

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Dear Rose,

Your menstrual blood is not pure liquid. The “chunks” you see are clots. Clots are most likely larger pieces of your uterine lining, the endometrium, which is breaking down and leaving your body in the form of your period. While this sounds like normal menstrual flow, you should let mom and your health care provider know this is happening.

 

Every girl’s pattern is unique. Try not to compare yourself to your friends. Some girls menstruate for only 3 days, and some for as long as 7 or 8. The average is about 4–5 days. If your period lasts longer than 7 days and/or you are soaking through at least a pad an hour for several hours in a row or completely saturate a tampon in an hour or if you period lasts longer than 8 days then you really need to let your health care professional know about this.

 

Hope this helps,

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Lyssie1414
Lyssie1414
Posted August 25, 2014
@Lilyoblack That happened to me too. I started when I was 10,and it was 2 days before my birthday. It lasted one day, and it was very light. I was really happy to have it, because I was the first of my friends. I was also nervous. My next one came 2 months later.
CelebrityPink16
CelebrityPink16
Posted January 05, 2014
Sometimes I find small clots in my period,si don't feel alone.
Lilyoblack
Lilyoblack
Posted June 15, 2012
Only happened on my first then it stopped
shortyshorts978
shortyshorts978
Posted July 30, 2012
uh...i had my period for almost 10 days,is that normal?
fashion lover
fashion lover
Posted July 10, 2012
dont worry almost every girl it happens to
ughacne
ughacne
Posted July 15, 2012
Good to know!
FlyAway<3
FlyAway<3
Posted February 08, 2012
To cookies&cream99, Ask the experts! there might be another girl somewhere wondering the same thing!
Cookies&Cream99
Cookies&Cream99
Posted January 28, 2012
what if yuor period only lastslike one day.. is that a problem or even possible?
Jessy1012jlg
Jessy1012jlg
Posted May 16, 2012
This happens to me. I thought there was something wrong with me too. I thought it was the egg coming out of me, not blood clots.
Stef123
Stef123
Posted March 18, 2012
im up at 7:00 coughing but i lvoe this website so i got on. i get on here alot every day! :)
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