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I have been having 3week-1 month long periods w/ large clots. What could be causing the length and clots? Should I worry?

By August 29, 2008 - 4:39pm
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I'm Having Menstrual Bleeding for 3 Weeks. What's the cause?

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I'm 29 yrs. old and I've been having my menstrual cycle for 3 weeks to 1 month with about a 2 week break between each period. Along with my period I have huge clots. This has been happening since I had my daughter in 2006. I saw a doctor about it and he just put me on birth control pills to try and regulate it, but that just caused me to have blood clots in my lungs. I went on Coumadin and my period was normal while I was on the meds. Now I'm off Coumadin and my period went back to being long again and with the huge clots. Is there something my doctors should be testing for? Why am I having a 3 week menstrual cycle? Can this cause complications with conceiving again? What is wrong with my cycle?

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I am 19 years old. I am virgin but having periods from 35 days.. Its heavy bleeding nd huge clots . Am very dstrbd what should i do?

November 1, 2017 - 3:09am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I would recommend you go see your obgyn. I was having the same issue. I was eventually diagnosed with PCOS. I was really big when I was having periods for over a month. After losing almost 40 pounds, my period went back to normal.

November 1, 2017 - 12:39pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Being a virgin does not affect periods. If you have been bleeding for 35 days with clots you need to see a doctor straight away. This is not normal. You may have a severe hormonal imbalance or some other reproductive disorder.

November 1, 2017 - 12:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hey :) Im 14 yrs old. I dont have a child and never tried to have sex. Im having a more than 3 weeks menstration with a heavy blood flow and blood cloth. What is wrong ?

July 31, 2017 - 3:34am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

You should consider seeing a doctor if you can. Mine were caused by PCOS, which requires a doctor to treat (assuming that's what's causing yours).

September 3, 2017 - 12:28am
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My grandmother had this problem when she was younger, and it was because her ovaries were full of noncancerous tumors. She had to have her ovaries removed. I feel as though that might be what is wrong with me as well.

June 30, 2017 - 7:59am
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Hi. When i was in Philippines, I didn't have period since January though i have period on december its my last period and after that no more period for 4 months. Now June, im here in other country ,i have my period for alnost three weeks. :( Why? Please help coz im scared. Im just 20 years old. Thankyou

June 28, 2017 - 4:08am
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I am 29 and happily married. Since I quit the birth control pill (we use other methods, I wanted to take a break from pills), it has been common for me to only get a period every two or three months. This time, I missed my period for two months. Now I have been bleeding for about three weeks. I *don't* see large clots - maybe a tiny one during each bathroom trip - and the flow is not heavy. There are some days when I only see blood on tissue after I wipe myself. I have only felt one or two very mild cramps. I don't have any early symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea, sore nipples, tender breasts, etc. This just feels like a mysterious, longer-than usual period.

June 5, 2017 - 5:49pm
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I normally have my normal cycle until last year when it can for over one month with heavy clot and no pain but I did not see my period for Feb march April and it came with brown stains den d heavy blood wat is d problem? Does it have any after effect? How will it come back to normal? What caused it? And I am 16yrs

May 11, 2017 - 3:01pm
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This is the second time I've had this issue. The first time i was 24 and though i was not a virgin, i was not sexually active. This is the time i also started gaining a lot of weight (about 50lbs) but it's because I love food ( no other reason, i've ready discussed with my Doctor) i went a year with a my period (3-4 weeks on, 1-2 weeks off) i got blood test, an Ultrasound, i saw an obgyn and he ended up prescribing birth control pills and i was on it for a year and I was regular again until today. I am now 30 years old still overweight, still not sexually active (nor have i ever bad kids or been pregnant) and i missed my period Jan & Feb. and got it March 2nd (brown and light at first then bright red but no clots) then It became heavier and then around the first week of April (when i finally made an appointment with my doctor ) it went away for about two and a half weeks. Now it's back and its heavy and its almost a month since it came back. I got blood test done, I got an MRI (back in November) cuz i had a sharp pain near my lower left abdomen and the doctors didnt find anything then either. Well my doctor did not call me back with blood test results (i took the test two weeks ago) and i know no news is good news, but i still have my period. I did call to ask for the results but unfortunately my doctor is away for the next three weeks. Im frustrated that there is no answer about this? With what ive been reading only, birth control fixes half of the women and for the other half birth control does not work. Why doesn't anyone know why this happens to some Women? Thid is my second time i've had this, and I'm tired of leaking, changing my underwear everyday washing my sheets daily. There has to be an answer why this happens!

May 9, 2017 - 7:14pm
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