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my 16 year old is having irregular periods and is now passing large blood clots

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georgiagail responded:
It is not unusual that in the first few years of menstruation the cycle will be very irregular. The blood clots are actually pieces of the uterine lining that are part of menstruation (a period is the sloughing off of the uterine lining which is then passed out of the body). If the cycle is very irregular there can be a significant amount of this lining.

Sometimes going on birth control will both regulate the cycle and decrease the amount of lining.

Gail


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