Although having some blood clots coming out with the period blood is a normal thing that happen to most people, but you dry still have to be cautious and watch out for every sign your body sends you, here are things you didn’t know about this issue.
What Are Those Blood Clots That Come Out With The Menstrual Blood?
These are little pieces of blood clotted that can be easily noticed on your sanitary pad and to understand more why those clots happen you should bear in mind that:-
-The walls of the uterus starts to thicken in the beginning of your second half of your menstrual cycle as a result of an elevation in progesterone levels, getting ready to accommodate a fertilized egg, when there is no pregnancy, progesterone levels drop significantly and this cause the Uterine wall to shed and come down as the period blood.
During menstruation, the body produces more clotting factors which is a protective mechanism by the body to prevent you from losing too much blood.
The uterus itself produced anticoagulants during menstruation and if they are not produced adequately that could cause blood clots.
These clots can range between 4mm and 4cm varying from a woman to a woman.
– Precautions You Should Bear In Mind.
Iron deficiency causes a case known as anemia, not having enough of this important mineral in your body can lead to more clotting in the blood and in result you will notice more clots in your sanitary pad during your menstruation, make sure to take your daily supplements of iron if you have iron deficiency.
Some hormonal imbalances specially with estrogen and progesterone can lead to more blood clots during menstruation, these hormonal imbalances may occur more perimenopause.
If you are trying to get pregnant or sexually active then pay attention to the color of the clots, if they have a grayish hue then this could indicate a miscarried fetus at the first few weeks of the pregnancy.
Infections in the woman’s reproductive system can cause pain noticing more blood clots during menstruation.
Infections may be started in the cervix and spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes.