By Beatrice Mokwunye
You probably have noticed few clots of blood on your pad, especially in the first few days of menstruation, Well, according to experts, a menstrual blood clot is normal. Usually, the body releases an anticoagulant to inhibit clotting and enable easy blood flow but during the heaviest days, bleeding becomes excess as a result, the anticoagulant function effectively as the blood tend to flow at a high speed. However, a menstrual blood clot could also be a sign of serious health problem.
It is advisable to consult a doctor immediately, once you notice excessive lumps in your period or if the clotting exceeds first 2-3 days, please do not ignore.
The menstrual clot could be a sign of fibroid—a non-cancerous tumour that forms and grows in the uterus. Fibroids, when complicated, poses a potential threat to health and wellness of childbearing women if not diagnosed earlier. Research shows that fibroid has no symptoms at all; the most common signs are prolonged and excessive menstrual flow and clotting.
Clotting could as well be a sign of adenomyosis and endometriosis, conditions that occur when the uterine tissues develop outside the uterus. These conditions also pose some health risk and, therefore, require urgent medical attention. Adenomyosis and endometriosis results in severe menstrual cramp, heavy flow and excessive menstrual clot.
It is normal to experience menstrual clot during the first few days of flow if, however, it exceeds 2-3 days, don’t ignore; consult a medical personnel, in order to avoid further complication.
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