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what could it be?

By April 7, 2009 - 12:10am
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i started my period...ive always had blood clot small ones as small as a period. and big as a quater one day i did have one as big as a compact{make up powder} are these normal???? or not also this sort of rubber or skin type came outwhile in the restroom it had blood all over it and it bubbled in the toilet(like peroxide) i thought it was weird set up appointment with doc already next week...any help please

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Hi jramirez - thank you for your post and your question.

Firstly, I'm glad you have set up an appointment with your doctor about this if it worries you so. Better safe than sorry, right? However, the good news (if this can be considered good news!) is that clots are not unusual at all when someone is having their period - they are clots of blood and tissue that can seem very scary when they happen (who wants to see a ball of blood the size of a golf ball come out of them?) but usually normal.

Some women have clots every month. Some just occasionally. They can be the size of a pea or even the size of a tennis ball.

What you need to make sure is that this is part of your regular period and not a different kind of bleeding. Does this clots ONLY happen when you have your period? If so, this is a good sign. If not, you would need to go to your doctor immediately.

You may also want to have your blood checked to make sure you are not anemic. Many women become anemic during their period and need to take iron supplements.

With regard to why a clot would "bubble" like peroxide when it landed in toilet water - this might be a reaction of the blood to the chemicals (often peroxide, ammonia, or other chemicals/combination of chemical in the toilet). I think it be very well have been the urine in the toilet, not the blood, that made the water foam.

Please mention all your details to your doctor. I tend to think she may say it's normal but you can't be too careful and if it worries you like this, a doctor's visit is most definitely in order. We can't tell you that your specific case is "normal" or not but do rest assured that many women get blood clots during their period.

And don't forget to ask for a test to make sure your iron levels are healthy.

Please come back after your doctor visit and give us an update!

April 7, 2009 - 8:09am
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