Сlumps in Menstrual Blood
Sometimes, when women are menstruating and pass big clumps in menstrual blood, they get scared. Nevertheless, in most cases passing blood clumps while menstruating isn’t considered dangerous. Nor it is necessarily an indication of any problem. The matter is that when blood pools for a while within the uterus, it clots.
Those women whose your menstrual periods are usually light probably won’t notice any clumping. But those who tend to be a heavy bleeder will. Since all blood has a clumping factor, in order to let women’s menstrual blood to flow freely and out of the body, their uterus produces a special anti-clumping agent. In those women who experience extremely heavy flow during menstruation, this anti-clotting agent could be used up before their period is finished and that’s when the menstrual blood starts clumping.
Why does this happen? The matter is that clumps of blood can be pooled in the vagina, and if a woman is lying down and then abruptly gets up, a clump of blood is likely to release from her vagina. Clumps in menstrual blood are simply the shedding of the uterine lining, and therefore shouldn’t be any cause for alarm. In addition, blood clumps can result from a woman’s hormones being in flux, i.e. clumps may appear because of hormonal imbalance. In other words, the wall of the uterus can get thick in case of hormonal imbalance, causing clumps formation.
There are a number of other serious causes of clumps in menstrual blood, for example, endometriosis. This is actually a painful condition leading to many unpleasant symptoms, including the passing of blood clumps. The endometrium (the lining in the womb) sometimes grows in the wrong place like the fallopian tubes. In this case, a woman will be suffering from endometriosis, but the lining will still react to the hormonal cycle and shed blood every month. Nevertheless, the blood attached to organs outside of the uterus doesn’t have a way to go, and will therefore stay in the abdominal cavity, causing scar tissue developing and pain.
Meanwhile, the redder your blood is, the faster it would reach the outside of the body. The darker blood has been in the uterus for a while, and if menstrual blood is accumulating faster than the body is able to rid itself of it, clumps will form.
Miscarriage is another worrying reason of formation of clumps in menstrual blood. In case you are passing large blood blots with a possibility of being pregnant, you might be miscarrying and urgently need to contact your health care provider. In case you have miscarried, you might need a D&C procedure.
Finally, young woman, who are still novices in menstrual periods, might be frightened to see blood clumps in the beginning. In case you pass only several blood clumps, there’s no reason to worry. In the meantime, if you experience passing clumps all day long wile also bleeding excessively, you are recommended to contact your doctor, who can check if everything is well or determine if there’s any problem.