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    Menstrual Blood Clots
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    NicoleLuvsAsianPPL posted:
    Hello, I'm 17 years old and I've had blood clots and heavy bleeding for as long as I can remember. When I'm on my period, the clots are about the size of a quarter, and I only have clots. I've never had a period with just liquid blood, it's only been clots. I've been to the gynecologist and I had blood tests done for a endometriosis, anemia, and about three other issues. Thankfully, all of the tests have come out negative, and they put me on birth control since last year. The pills have lightened my bleeding, but I'm just wondering if this is a type of disorder, and if I might start clotting again if I stop taking the pills.
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    georgiagail responded:
    It's important to remember that a menstrual period is not bleeding; it is the sloughing off of the uterine lining which is then passed out of the body. The clots that you are seeing are pieces of this lining and yes, they are normal.

    As you've found out, birth control pills will often lighten this amount of discharge.

    Gail


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