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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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Clara4lyfe
Clara4lyfe
Posted October 27, 2014
All depends on u
Clara4lyfe
Clara4lyfe
Posted October 27, 2014
All depends on u
BlueJay11
BlueJay11
Posted September 07, 2014
Will you be able to tell if you are bleeding? And will the clots hurt coming out?
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
GellyCat12345
GellyCat12345
Posted September 07, 2014
Kitty it's not unusual for it to be heavy, but heavy for 9 days can be a little too much. If this keeps happening or you feel you're bleeding too much, you might want to ask your mom/dad/other nice person if it's normal for them. If you still feel really worried, you can ask to see the gynecologist or use reusable/all natural pads/tampons. My mom told me a story similar to yours, and using all natural everything really helped.
miss eagle
miss eagle
Posted July 29, 2014
there will be thick clots lori
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.
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