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Old 10-23-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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How to prevent Large Blood Clots during Menstruation

I'll be quick and to the point:

I know blood clots are normal during menstruation; I know that large clots happen, and if it is especially large, one should "contact your doctor/gynocologist." But what I want to know is, what can I take to help ease the discomfort of having an extremely heavy (and painful) period and very, very large blood clots?

I always pass clots, but I passed one today that seriously scared me. It was about the size of a tennis ball, and this has never, ever happened to me before. I contacted my gynocologist once before when my periods were so bad I couldn't function and she simply prescribed birth control which honestly didn't help the symptoms.

I'm just requesting for any information about how to help this dreadful pain - via painkillers, herbal supplements, whatever. I'm at a point where I need to be able to function and a trip to the doctor's won't help the "here and now."

(Another related question - is having a large ovarian cyst related to heavy and painful periods?)

 
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Re: How to prevent Large Blood Clots during Menstruation

I have been having very heavy periods for about 2 yrs then within the last 6 months I have had blood clots & most are as big or bigger than golf balls. I have extremly painful periods & have been going every 2 weeks that last for 8-10 days. I went to the Gyno & he did a Pap/pelvic exam, Hysterosonography ultrasound with saline injection(a little painful) said he saw a thick Uterus lining & a cyst. He then did a biopsy(Again painful). He said if it comes back ok then I can get a Endometrial Ablation. Its a surgery that burns the lining of the Uterus off. It can stop or make your period very light.

So I would check into those things if I were you. You need test to determine whats causing it.

 
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:24 PM   #3
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Re: How to prevent Large Blood Clots during Menstruation

About 5 years ago I started with golf ball or larger size clots with menstruaton. My gyno told me to start taking motrin or advil 4 days prior to onset. It works for me. I just switched to alleve because it is an every 12 hour dose, les chance of wearing off if you miss a 4 hour dose of motrin.

Now that I am getting irregular.( less than 28 days, I am at every 22 now with a 10day stretch)..I am considering the endometrial ablation.

 
Old 10-26-2006, 01:29 AM   #4
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Re: How to prevent Large Blood Clots during Menstruation

AM,

There is a homeopathic remedy by the name of Murex which covers the symptoms like large clots, painful menses and ovarian csyts. You may like to try taking a few doese of Murex 30c and see if that helps

 
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