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Old 08-23-2003, 08:13 AM   #1
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Post Why is this happening?

I recently posted about a problem I was having with tampons so I'm using pads for the moment. Today I felt what seemed to be blood coming from my clitoral hood area and I assumed I was being paranoid but the next time I went to the bathroom there was blood there. Why would this happen? I've never noticed it happening before and I'm really worried.

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Old 08-24-2003, 04:46 AM   #2
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How it happens is that when the blood comes out it kind of goes upwards first, rather than absorbing into the pad. Maybe the blood has a clot in it or the blood is thick and when a lot comes out at once it takes a while to absorbe into your pad. Trust me, you aren't bleeding from your clitoral area as there is only one place your period can come out of.

Old 08-24-2003, 11:21 AM   #3
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That's what I thought too only I'm almost sure I felt blood coming out of there and it felt weird and sensitive for the rest of the day. I really can't see how this would be possible though. I'll see if it happens again and then I'll worry about it.

Old 08-24-2003, 10:48 PM   #4
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It can't come out there - but blood can "run" there when you are wearing pads instead of tampons.

Clots can also force a blood trail to move back up into that area, but unless you cut yourself, you cannot be bleeding from there.

If you are still worried, take a shower, clean thoroughly in that area with soap and water, then put in a tampon. Most likely, you will not find you have blood in that area any more.

It is gross, but blood is a liquid and it runs along the vaginal "track" when you have a pad on instead of a tampon.

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