Why am i bleeding with blood clots?

Elizabeth - posted on 06/10/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




i gave birth in March and got my first menstrual period in May and started birth control pills. ever since i started the pills i been bleeding with blood clots. don't know if i should worry.


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Liz - posted on 06/11/2012




I always have clots when I menstruate, always have done - in my case it's just a sign of particularly heavy flow. I've also found that the pattern of my menstruation changed sharply after giving birth and has remained the same now for two years afterwards. I now have two days each time of EXCEPTIONALLY heavy flow (like, I get through a super plus tampon in about 40 minutes and end up tied to the bathroom all day unable to go out unless it's nearby and has public bathrooms!), with clots here there and everywhere. First time it happened I wondered what on earth was going on, but now I'm kinda used to it.

Previous advice to check with your doctor is absolutely correct, so that he can rule out any other issues, but try not to stress about it as it's more likely to be something benign.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/11/2012




Thanks ladies!!!! I will see my dr on wendsday. This is just to weird for me and I am to worried now. I will keep you posted.

Louise - posted on 06/11/2012




If you are concerned about these clots or they are painful then you should go back to the doctors and get checked out. Blood closts are quite common with some sort of contraceptive pills, so dont be to worried. Worth a mention to the doctor though.

Firebird - posted on 06/10/2012




I always have clots when I menstruate, it's not uncommon. It's possible that your body's just changed. But since this is not normal for you, and you've delivered in the last few months, I second the suggestion to have a doctor check you out.

Iridescent - posted on 06/10/2012




It would be a good idea to see your doctor. Sometimes it's just that your flow is heavier, and you may be a candidate for a low dose birth control pill. Other times a piece of placenta is retained, which causes you to bleed with clots and potentially develop an infection. This is why it's best to be seen.

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