The flow of blood during your menstrual cycle is generally a normal occurrence during heavy flow days of your period. Most women have undergone blood clots during periods at any point of time in their lives, sometimes blood clots may be large and it is a cause for concern.
Menorrhagia is a condition defined as heavy flow bleeding than the regular flow during your cycle. If you change your tampons or pads often or release blood clots which are larger than it is the size of having heavy periods. You may also experience uncomfortable and pain.
There is various reason that your menstrual is getting heavier and you were passing large blood clots, and the good news is that most of the conditions can be treated easily.
The following are the seven possible causes for you to have a blood clot and heavy flow:
- Thyroid Conditions
- Polyps and Fibroids
- Birth Control
- Thyroid conditions:
The thyroid is a gland in the neck that is responsible for the production and distribution of hormones. If the gland doesn’t function properly then it affects the period cycle. There are two types of thyroid, hypothyroid(producing less hormone) and hyperthyroid( producing more hormone). This can impact and affect Your menstrual cycle. You can get diagnosed by the doctor by following the TSH panel.
Following are some of the medications that can directly contribute to heavy flow and blood clots:
- Birth control pills
- Hormonal medication
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Blood thinners
During the early stage of pregnancy if you had a miscarriage it may some time confused as a heavier blood clot and also the early stage of pregnancy miscarriage can have a larger blood clot than usual.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):
A polycystic ovarian syndrome is another condition caused due to hormonal imbalance .follicies that formed inside your ovaries fail to release eggs regularly and leads to an irregular menstrual cycle.
- Polyps and Fibroids:
Polyps and fibroids growths can settle down in your uterus and can lead to giving heavier bleeding during your menstrual cycle. There are different types of fibroids but the submucosal fibroids are highly likely to cause heavy flow and blood clots. And uterine polyps grow inside the cervix will lead to heavy flow and blood clots. If you are experiencing large blood clots and heavy flow during menstrual because of uterine obstruction like fibroids.
- Birth Control:
If you were using birth control pills with a higher dosage of estrogen will have a risk of releasing larger blood clots during your menstrual cycle.
Endometriosis is a tissue that grows outside the uterus. The growth tissue can be also spotted in the intestine, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis will lead to an increase the blood flow and causes larger blood clots.