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I'm having very large clots during my period, how long should I wait until I should be concerned?

By Anonymous April 3, 2011 - 4:24pm
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I am 50 years old and have had some problems with my periods for over a year. Last Sept I went in for a D&C and hystoscopy and everything seemed to be back to normal again. In Jan I started with the irregular periods again, spotting or bleeding just about everyday. Yesterday and today I am now having very large clots about every hour. I'm just wondering if I should give this a couple more days before I contact my doctor. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Thanks for your response. I took your advice and went to my doctor. Initially they gave me some medicine to stop the bleeding, yeah for that. I then had to go in for an ultrasound and am schedule for yet another D&C and my doctor will also do an ablation this time. My doctor is expecting the procedure to eliminate my problems, hope she is right. Thanks again for your advice.

April 18, 2011 - 4:10pm

I'm sorry you have been having so many problems for the past year! Your intuition is right: very large clots every hour would be a reason to contact your doctor. Spotting or bleeding everyday are also reasons to contact your doctor. Since this has been occurring since January, I assume you have contacted your doctor (it is now April), but please do call your doctor. It sounds like your procedures in September worked for a few months, and you may need additional treatments or to find the underlying cause of irregular bleeding.

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April 3, 2011 - 6:34pm
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