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Large clots during periods post child birth, stopped breastfeeding. Cause of worry?

Hi, I had my son 15 months ago and stopped breastfeeding at 5-6 months. Upon getting my first few periods around the time I stopped feeding, I noticed I was getting quite large clots which I could feel as they passed... I am concerned as I am still getting rather large clots about the size of a 10-20 cent piece ( Australian) around the middle 3-4 days of my period accompanied by pains. What would be an appropriate course of action to take? Yours
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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The size of the uterus remains bulkier than normal after child birth and this can be the cause for the excessive bleeding owing to a larger surface area that bleeds. Apart from this, hormones and polyps are also the likely causes. The passage of large clots is suggestive of heavy bleeding; smaller clots are a normal phenomena as clotting occurs as the blood stays for a longer period while passing through the vagina. Anemia and hypoproteinemia, infections are some other possible reasons. Evaluation and proper management are needed. Take care.
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