1. Huge period clots
Clots are not usually a cause of concern during your period. However, the size of the clot matters. If you experience clots that are huge than normal and are concerned, do not hesitate to see a doctor.
Uterine obstructions caused by conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, cancerous tumours and adenomyosis can cause blood to coagulate and form huge clots. [Read: 8 Ways to Relieve Menstrual Pain]
This is when your period goes missing. So before you jump with excitement that you no longer receive your period, bear in mind that it could be a problem. Especially if you have been having regular periods and then they stop for three months consecutively, you need to see a doctor to rule out any medical problem. [Read: 7 Reasons why your period is acting crazy]
Some reasons why your periods could go missing include; pregnancy, contraceptives, breastfeeding, and, lifestyle changes.
Most women will experience some degree of pain during menstruation. Some lucky ones will only experience bearable pain while for others, everything comes to a standstill because the pain is too much. If you belong to the latter category, consult a medical expert. Extremely painful periods could be a sign of a serious problem such as endometriosis. [Read: 7 Ways to end the misery of period pain]
But then, not every ‘heavy bleeding’ is normal. In some cases, heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) may signify a medical problem such as fibroids and hormonal imbalance. Menstrual Disorders in women