Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    passing tissue during menstruation....
    avatar
    GentleSpirit17 posted:
    I'm really hoping someone could give me some insight into what could possibly be going on.... I was about 2 weeks late for my period and I started today with light bleeding like I usually do on my first day, but a couple of hours ago when I went to the bathroom I noticed I had passed some tissue onto my pad. The tissue was about 3 inches long, bloody, but also very rubbery looking, and stretchy. I know that might have been tmi but I'm hoping anyone might have some insight as to what this was and what I should do... thank you so much in advance!
    Reply
     
    avatar
    georgiagail responded:
    It's important to understand that a menstrual period is more than just bleeding; it is the sloughing off of the uterine lining which is not needed (since conception did not occur this cycle) and is thus passed out of the body.

    Sometimes this uterine lining can look like blood clots or pieces of tissue and, because your period is a bit late there may be more of these this time as your body has had a couple of more weeks to build the lining thicker.

    Gail
     
    avatar
    lucylulu10 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Thats good to know because that recently happened to me and I too was a bit freaked out. Thanks for the info!


    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Expert Blog

    Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

    From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.