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HUGE clots??

Ok I'm 28, I've been on the pill for 2 months now (loestrin24) and first period was ok but now I'm passing Huge clots (I think it's a clot anyway). It's dark red, like regular clot but HUGE I've passed 3 huge ones yesterday and when adding all of them I think it'd like a fist (a medium woman fist). Is it normal? never had this before and it scared me. Now I'm still bleeding but so far no big clots.
What is the cause? Help!

I took picture of one of the discharge to show to my gyneco (next visit in a month)...
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passing clots that big is most definately NOT normal. after giving birth to my daughter my doctor told me if i had a blood clot bigger than the size of a nickel then i needed to tell them ASAP! so.. if a clot a little bigger than the size of a nickel isn't good then i'm guessin clots the size you're describing really aren't good.. especially if you haven't recently given birth
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Apparently huge clots can be passed due to heavy bleeding, something about the uterus producing an anti clotting factor so the menstrual blood can flow out of the body easily but with heavy bleeding this anti clotting factor gets all used up before the period ends and there you have clots forming.  But if you normally have light periods than you should see your doctor, it still may just be your body adjusting to the new hormones in the pill.
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I'mm 44 a just started my period for this mont. Not much cramping but I was sitting at my desk and felt a gush of what I thought was blood. I went to the bathroom and it was a huge blood clot! I mean I bet it was at least 3 TBLS! Last month I passed a few big ones but none that I felt come out like this one. What do you think?
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I'm 19, a virgin.. i've had my period for about 7 years now and well i've always passed small clots.. (size of a quarter) and this month i've been on my period for about 2 weeks. Now my blood clots are about the size of my palm. they are dark dark red and they come about every 2-3 hours. plz offer me any advice if you have it : )

it would be greatly appreciated
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ok so i had a baby a month aago and bled for about 2 wks after she was born,then i started my new birth control(seasonique) and on sunday i started to bleed really bad and tonight i passed a blood clot about 5 inches long and about as thich as a dime. should i b concerned?
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Understanding Menstrual Blood Clots
I'm 29 , 2 kids ( youngest is just 2yrs last month ) and I had fairly normal periods until after my daughter was born. I began having huge clots , I mean huge like the size of a small apple and i freaked out. naturally. well, i called the clinic in my city and spoke with a nurse , she said not to worry but this didnt comfort me so I did some home research and here is some info that helped me. i hope it helps you too. I am not a doctor so please seek medical advice if pain is abnormal during cycle or any other symptoms that you dont feel right about. you know your body better than anyone else . this is not meant to replace the advice of a doctor but I hope it can shed some light as to why we have clots during our menstrual cycles:
  Understanding Menstrual Blood Clots

Clots are the natural result of the body functioning well. They are a natural way of controlling bleeding. When menstrual bleeding is heavy, clotting tends to occur. Experiencing menstrual clots can be upsetting. If the clots are large they can be painful and cause cramping as they pass through the cervix.

The following is a brief explanation as to why menstrual clots (often large clots) are formed. All blood contains a clotting factor. To enable menstrual blood to flow freely from the uterus and leave the body without clotting, the uterus produces an anti-clotting agent: plasmin. However, when menstrual loss is heavy, the anti-clotting agent may not be adequate for the menstrual period and the blood is likely to form clots. Additionally, if menstrual blood accumulates faster than the body’s ability to transfer it out of the uterus, clots can result.
More technically . . .

Fibrin is a protein that creates a blood clot by forming a network of trapped red blood cells and platelets.

Plasmin is an enzyme that digests or breaks down fibrin. In general, menstrual blood clots form when there is an slight imbalance between fibrin (builds) and plasmin (breakdown)

best luck to all
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Hi, I was just wondering if you are still experiencing the clots. I am in my late 20's going through the same problem. I am scared to go to the doctor. Thanks!
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hi....i am 21 and this is the second time this month ive had my period. In between periods ive also had a kidney/bladder infection. My period this time is extremly heavy and ive been having HUGE blood clots. this has never happened before. Also i cant even go a full night of sleep without bleeding through. Please help, i have no health insurance so i really dont wanna go to the doc.
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