Hello, I am just after some advice if possible and would rather hear from real people as opposed to googling for answers. Obviously passing blood during a period is normal. But, is it normal to pass large blood clots? Sorry if TMI but I say large but my partner was assuming large was a size of a pea. It was more the size of a large portion of peas. It was very thick. This was in my pad and as I sat on the toilet, another one went into the toilet so all together, its quite concerning in my opinion.
I am on day 3 of my cycle and the last 48 hours have been hard. I get painful and heavy periods usually but this month has been something else! I have been unable to eat properly due to the pain, move about and get decent sleep. When I woke up this morning, I had a different kind of pain. It was like a period pain but also sharp and strange, almost like I had a metal pole rammed inside me. I struggled to stand up properly and my partner was really concerned and suggested to go and get checked. I wanted to wait it out and see how I was throughout the day... but I just passed a very large blood clot! A lot of the pain subsided since.
I just want to know how normal this is. Has anyone else experienced intense pain which got better after passing a blood clot? This has happened before a few months back. My periods are not normal in my opinion. No one I know of personally experience what I do every month. I am just totally fed up and now concerned.
Any help, advise and guidance will be very much appreciated. Thank you.