Why Am I Passing Clots During My Period?

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Why Am I Passing Clots During My Period?
Passing clots while menstruating is associated with several women's health issues (sexy woman image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.com)

Passing clots during menstruation is a fairly common phenomenon that many women experience. However, it can also be associated with several different women's health issues.

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Passing clots during menstruation is not unusual. Many women pass clots as part of the normal course of their periods.

Sometimes, passing clots can be a symptom of a condition or disease. If you have recently begun to pass clots, discuss this with your health care provider.

Adenomyosis

A thickening of uterine tissue, adenomyosis, also causes heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding that may include clotting.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis, which is growth of the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus outside the uterine wall, is characterised by heavy menstrual bleeding and clotting.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous tumours of the uterus, often cause heavy menstrual bleeding and clotting.

Dysmenorrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea, or painful periods, is often accompanied by heavy menstrual bleeding and clotting. While dysmenorrhoea is many times a symptom of another women's health issue, it also occurs on its own.

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