Menstrual blood clots: Red flags to watch out for
Period clots are generally normal so long as they happen occasionally, typically towards the beginning or end of your menstruation, are small, and are deep to bright red in color.
Now, if you notice that you frequently have menstrual blood clots, especially if they are large, about the size of a 5-peso coin or larger, it’s best to set an appointment with your doctor.
Passing large clots indicates heavy bleeding. Another indicator of heavy menstrual bleeding is when you need to change your tampons or sanitary pad after less than two hours.
The other red flags to watch out for include:
- Easy bruising
- Bleeding through your clothes or finding blood on your bedsheets.
- Significant pain
Possible causes of having menstrual blood clots
The most common reasons for menstrual clots or heavy bleeding, in general, are hormonal or structural problems, which may include: