Blood Clots During Period: Top 7 Causes of Menstrual Clotting

Causes of Blood Clots

There are numerous causes, which can influence the consistency of menstrual blood flow. Some of them, which are banal and insignificant, can be ignored, while others urgently need special medical treatment. Below we present comprehensive information about the main causes of blood clots formation during period.

1. Iron deficiency anemia.

There are researches, proving that iron deficiency sometimes may cause clotting. At the same time, if deficiency anemia hasn’t been diagnosed yet, it doesn’t mean you should start taking supplements, containing iron, immediately. First, make a blood test to determine your hemoglobin level. If it is low, go to your doctor for prescription.

2. Deficiency of biologically active substances and minerals.

Those one, which regulate the processes of thrombogenesis, i.e., the formation of clots. It is, for instance, the deficiency of vitamins C, P, K and others. If a level of the amino-acid, called homocysteine, is raised, clots may form even if you have a low blood clotting factor.

3. Intrauterine manipulations.

After a miscarriage, labor complications, abortions and some treatment procedures clotting may happen as a residual effect.

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