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Why am I having irregular periods and now have white clots in the blood

By Anonymous October 8, 2012 - 8:19pm
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I am 43 years old and in the last 6 months my periods have changed. They have become heavier, have lots of clots. They are now coming closer together. This most recent month. I have had spotting and now my period is 8 days early and I have this white matter in the blood? Sorry to be so graphic

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. The menstruation cycle can be affected by fluctuations of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. These hormones control how the body sheds the lining of the uterus. When these hormones get out of balance, the wall of the uterus can become very thick.

Once this occurs, you may experience a heavier flow, and more menstrual blood clots.

Hormonal changes can be caused by a number of things including menopause, excessive weight loss or gain, or as a result of some medications. In this situation, your doctor may put you on a hormone therapy.  Also, a Uterine infection or a fibroid development can cause these symptoms.  You need to see your OBGYN, to confirm what is causing these changes.



October 9, 2012 - 3:54am
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