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Is it healthy to have menstrual clotting?

It's not unusual for women to see clots in their menstruation, but what if those clots are extremely large?

Mentrual clots point to the existence of fibroids, which are very common, according to Dr. Masterson. "But if you have a lot of them, more than a cup a day or saturating those pads, again, over an hour, or you're starting to have symptoms of anemia or low iron like headache and dizziness, that's when you need to get a workup by your doctor."

These extreme symptoms could point to uterine cancer, menopause or thyroid irregularities. If you have these extreme symptoms, Dr. Masterson says, "It's very, very important to get that checked out by your gynecologist."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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