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?)