Koagel please what ??! That's right: KOAGEL. This is not a new toothpaste brand. We will inform you more about our self-declared favorite topic.
We are not at a loss for an explanation...
Nevertheless, a little theoretical introduction, so none of you can claim that we just made it up.
Many of you have probably already spotted a clot in your underpants.
A clot is a blood bubble made up of red blood cells.
Coagulums are common in heavy menstruators.
Also holds clots: Our Period Pantys Extra Strong.
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Table of contents
1. What is clot period?
A clot or coagulum (from Latin coagulare = 'to stop'; plural coagula) is a gelatinous blood bubble made up of red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes) and blood platelets, which is formed by blood clotting.
So dry, so good. And now to put it in plain English: clots are clots or clots of blood that your vagina excretes. Sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller - but always an accumulation of blood components and a kind of mucus.
They can develop during your period, especially if you have a heavy menstrual period . But also as intermenstrual bleeding or in childbirth. (By the way, also for nosebleeds, but for us it's about the vulva).
In extreme cases (e.g. after childbirth) it can look like this – but clots during the period can also be much smaller.
2nd period with clots
Clots during the period can indicate a very heavy menstrual period . You can find out here when one speaks of a very heavy period (also called hypermenorrhea in medical terms).
Reason to worry? Not for now. We've all had heavy bleeding at some point. Only when a heavy period becomes a permanent condition should you consult your gynecologist about possible causes.
From benign fibroids to adhesions on the uterus, there are various possibilities. The blood clots themselves are nothing to worry about!
By the way: You can also use organic tampons for coagulation without any problems. However, we recommend that you always pay attention to organic cotton that has been grown without pesticides. Alternatively, you can of course also use other period products, we stand for absolute freedom of choice - have you ever tried our panties ?
3. Blood blisters with spotting
Spotting , or intermenstrual bleeding, is bleeding that occurs outside of the menstrual period.
This can also indicate menstrual cycle fluctuations, but in most cases this spotting is harmless. What do they still have in common with Koagel?
In the case of spotting, small mini clots can be observed, which do credit to this bleeding. Otherwise, this form of coagulum is usually the most inconspicuous form. The spotting usually disappears after 1-2 days .
4. Blood clots in pregnancy
As always and in the first instance: No Panic! Of course, you should clarify light bleeding during pregnancy, but it does not necessarily mean the worst. If you are physically well and your baby's heartbeat is strong, there is nothing to worry about at first.
Resting is often the motto and reducing stress to a minimum .
In the case of heavier bleeding combined with coagula, a visit to the clinic is the next step and is essential! Here you will be extensively examined and appropriate therapy initiated, usually you will be prescribed several days (sometimes even weeks) of bed rest .
5. Coagulum and weekly flow
Did you know : Discharge is also responsible for the light spots in your underwear. You can find out what this is all about here .
We probably don't have to explain again here that the first few days of confinement are bloody affairs .
The weekly river flows and that's a good thing, because a weekly flow jam is just as off-putting as when there's too much going on at once. As always: It's all in the mix .
In addition to blood, the components of the weekly flow are the lining of the uterus, mucus, some bacteria and lymph fluids.
Due to the contractions of the uterus, these liquids are transported out of the body, your uterus becomes smaller again and the weekly flow also decreases steadily.
From time to time it can happen that small or larger blood clots are excreted . Nothing to worry about in itself - but if this happens more often, you should definitely inform your midwife or gynecologist .
Incidentally, our midwives Anja and Marie have this to say about this: “The weekly cycle doesn’t have to be even. But: He shouldn't suddenly stop from one day to the next! If that happens, you might have a lochial congestion that needs to be checked out by a doctor or midwife.”