Menstrual Blood Clots – Should You Be Worried

 Menstrual  blood clots are a part of menstruation that rarely gets talked about. When menstruation gets talked about at all, other  menstrual  and premenstrual symptoms, like  menstrual  cramps and mood swings, are much more likely to get a mention.

Maybe that’s because  menstrual  blood clots don’t cause as much disruption or discomfort as a backache or bloating can.

Still,  menstrual  blood clots can be alarming, especially for young women who have just started menstruating.

So let’s take a look at this often ignored  menstrual  symptom.

Should You Worry About  Menstrual  Blood Clots?

No necessarily.  Menstrual  blood clots are usually nothing to worry about. In fact, in most cases, they are perfectly normal. A few quarter-sized, or smaller, blood clots in your  menstrual  flow just mean your body’s natural coagulation system is doing its job.

But, while  menstrual  blood clots aren’t usually cause for concern, there are certain times when you might want to talk to your doctor about them.

When Should You Be Concerned About  Menstrual  Blood Clots

These are some of the signs that you should talk with your doctor about  menstrual  blood clots.

* You have been passing blood clots for more than a day.

* The blood clots are large, bigger than a quarter.

* You’ve never passed  menstrual  blood clots before, so having blood clots in your  menstrual  flow is an unusual occurrence for you. Such changes in your  menstrual   cycle  could be a sign of a more serious medical condition.

So,  menstrual  blood clots are usually a normal part of some women’s  menstrual   cycle . But it’s important to know when  menstrual  blood clots are a cause for concern, and to talk to your doctor if you believe  menstrual  blood clots are a sign that you have a more serious condition.