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What Is A Period Clot?

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Hello, BeingGirl Experts,

I'm Lori and I just got my period for the second time. My first time was light and this time it's really heavy. But my main question is, is it normal for it to come out it like clots or thick pieces of blood? I'm kinda new at this. Can you answer my question?

 

Lori

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Dear Lori,

Menstrual fluid is not just liquid. It is made up of blood and tissue from the uterine wall. Most clots that you see are actually larger pieces of the endometrium (the uterine lining). As long as your flow doesn't last longer than seven days, and you are not saturating a super tampon or pad within one hour, your flow is within normal range. If you feel uncomfortable with this, you should contact your doctor/health care provider and let him/her know what is causing you concern.

 

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miss eagle
miss eagle
Posted July 29, 2014
there will be thick clots lori
horse21
horse21
Posted September 02, 2012
i havent started my period yet butt im bound to start it this year this artical was a really good one
Kitty1098
Kitty1098
Posted August 01, 2012
is it normal if my first period was heavy and was for 9 days straight?
gab :D
gab :D
Posted August 28, 2012
i have only had one period and i am scared to get a clot
Kristarie
Kristarie
Posted July 09, 2012
@#1 Hunger Games Fan I'm on my 2nd period and I only just started getting clots on this one. They're not that bad and pretty small.
#1 Hunger Games Fan
#1 Hunger Games Fan
Posted July 05, 2012
I'm really scared now to get my period. At first I was excited but now that I've heard about, "clots," I'm terrified.
ChillOutPenguin
ChillOutPenguin
Posted April 07, 2012
I agree, clots are super duper gross! I've been on my period and let me tell you NOT fun at all!
DragonflyAqua12
DragonflyAqua12
Posted March 25, 2012
I hate how after you stand up, it feels like Niagra Falls. Only when it is really heavy.
Lalo and Riss:)
Lalo and Riss:)
Posted May 18, 2012
Hey girls. I just wanted to let you know that it's normal to have clots. It's happened to me before and I was really grossed out at first. The first time I had a clot, it was in history class. Just remember that we're all going through this together, I want to let all of you know that it'll be ok:)
Moo(:
Moo(:
Posted May 07, 2012
Hey Lori, I haven't had my period yet, but I know exactly what you're talking about. When I was about 10, (and I'm 13 now) I saw my mom, she had what was called "period clot." I was like "Ewww" haha. She told me it was normal and I got scared. But it's totally ok. :)
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