Re: Tissue discharge during period
oneblkz71, I guess by tissue you mean blood clots.
Clotting is normal unless it is in large amounts. To enable menstrual blood to flow freely from the uterus and leave the body without clotting, the uterus produces an anti-clotting agent: plasmin. But when the flow is heavy, the anti-clotting agent may not be adequate for the period and the blood is likely to form clots. If menstrual blood accumulates faster than the body’s ability to transfer it out of the uterus, clots can result.
Large clots can be painful and cause cramping as they pass through the cervix.
Anyway, I think it wouldn't be bad if you had an ultrasound examination to exclude things like fibroids, polyps, or endometriosis.
1 more thing, pain/cramps can be caused by excess prostaglandins, though clots are enough by themselves to cause pain.
Last edited by peace4health; 12-22-2008 at 03:32 AM.