It’s really common for women to experience sudden clumps of something spilling out while menstruating. If you say you feel like your ‘laying eggs’ we all know exactly what you mean. So what actually are these ‘blood eggs’, and how can they be related to our health?
Laying Blood Eggs
Blood Eggs = Menstrual Blood Clots
During menstruation, the inner lining of the uterus is shed and bleeding occurs. At this time, in order to prevent too much blood loss, our body hardens it creating the clots. This mass is a combination of blood, by-products, mucus, and tissue. In other words, the blood eggs we have experienced are part coagulated menstrual blood and part endometrium tissue.
Why we get Menstrual Clots
In most cases, clots during menstruation can be seen as a natural body activity. According to a study conducted in Brazil, 54% of menstruating women have experienced it.
More clots may occur if you have a heavier flow, or if your menstrual cycle is prolonged. This is because the body works harder as the menstrual blood stays in the uterus for a longer time. It’s pretty commendable to think that your body is trying so hard to stop from bleeding more. Make sure to get enough rest to show your appreciation.
Sometimes, however, menstrual clots can be related to a health issue. If certain abnormal signs appear together, take a moment to assess your health.
This is When to See a Doctor
As mentioned earlier, blood clot discharge during menstruation is a natural phenomenon, and in most cases you don’t have to worry. However, it can sometimes be a sign of a specific disorder. If you see these signs when you have clots, make time to see your gynacologist.
☑️ When you consistently experience clots larger than 2.5cm (grape size) ☑️ When you have to change your pad or tampon every hour ☑️ When symptoms of anemia such as severe fatigue, weakness, dizziness or headache appear ☑️ When you get bruises easily, have a heavy flow, and don't stop bleeding easily ☑️ When painkillers do not relieve severe pain