By Kirsten Karchmer

The Fertility Factor that Impacts 80% of Women

Heavy Periods and Blood Clots: Could Fibroids Be the Culprit?

Are you experiencing unusually heavy periods with large blood clots? You're not alone. Many women face these symptoms without realizing they could be signs of uterine fibroids. Let's explore this common but often overlooked condition and how innovative AI solutions like Conceivable and Kirsten AI can help you take control of your reproductive health.


Understanding Normal vs. Abnormal Periods

Before we dive into fibroids, it's important to know what's optimal for fertility during menstruation. This may be likely what your doctor has told you is normal. At Conceivable, we aren't interested in normal, we want to help you to optimize every aspect of your health and period.

Here is what is considered optimal according to the research:

  • Periods lasting 4-5 days
  • Soak a tampon or pad every 4 hours
  • No cramping, clotting or spotting
  • Fresh red blood.
However, if you're experiencing any of the following, it might be time to investigate further:
  • Periods lasting longer than a week
  • Extremely heavy flow that soaks through pads/tampons quickly
  • Large blood clots (bigger than a quarter)
  • Bright red clots
  • Severe pain accompanying your period

These symptoms could indicate uterine fibroids, a common but often undiagnosed condition.

Uterine Fibroids: The Silent Troublemakers

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in or around the uterus, affecting up to 80% of women at some point in their lives. These growths can range from tiny seeds to melon-sized masses, and their impact on your menstrual cycle can vary based on their size, number, and location.

How Fibroids Cause Heavy Bleeding and Clots

Fibroids can disrupt your menstrual cycle in several ways:
  1. They can enlarge the uterus, creating more surface area for bleeding.
  2. Fibroids may interfere with the uterus's ability to contract and stop bleeding.
  3. They can increase the number of blood vessels in the uterus, leading to heavier flow.

This combination often results in heavier, longer periods with larger blood clots.

Beyond Heavy Periods: Other Fibroid Symptoms

While heavy bleeding is a common sign, fibroids can cause other symptoms too:
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Lower back pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Pain during sex
  • Abdominal swelling

The Impact on Fertility

For women trying to conceive, fibroids can sometimes pose challenges:
  • Submucosal fibroids can reduce fertility by up to 70%.
  • Fibroids may interfere with embryo implantation or increase miscarriage risk.
  • Large fibroids could potentially obstruct the birth canal during delivery.
  • In Chinese medicine, clots are thought to impact the viability of the lining as if there a lot of clots in your lining, it makes it more difficult for implantation to occur successfully in dead blood.
However, many women with fibroids conceive and carry pregnancies without issues.

How AI is Revolutionizing Fibroid Management

Innovative AI solutions like Conceivable and Kirsten AI are changing the game for women dealing with fibroids and fertility issues. We look to identify all the underlying issues impacting the presentation of fibroids, use diet, lifestyle, behavioral health and Chinese herbal medicine formulas like's Cramp support.

Conceivable: Your AI Fertility Coach

Conceivable uses advanced, patented AI to provide personalized fertility guidance. For women with fibroids, it can:
  • Analyze your menstrual patterns and symptoms to identify potential fibroid-related issues.
  • Offer tailored lifestyle and nutrition recommendations to manage fibroid symptoms naturally.
  • Track your progress and adjust recommendations based on your unique needs.
  • Help give you the best chance to prevent your fibroids from coming back by addressing the underlying issues that caused them in the first place.

Kirsten AI: Your Personal Women's Health Assistant

Kirsten AI is an AI-powered chatbot designed specifically for women's health. It can:
  • Provide information about fibroids and their symptoms.
  • Help you track your menstrual cycle and identify abnormal patterns.
  • Offer guidance on when to seek medical attention for fibroid-related symptoms.
  • Connect you with relevant resources and support groups.

Taking Control of Your Health

Understanding your body and recognizing when something's off is the first step towards better health. If heavy periods and blood clots are impacting your quality of life, don't hesitate to seek help. With the support of AI tools like Conceivable and Kirsten AI, you can gain valuable insights into your reproductive health and make informed decisions about managing fibroids.Remember, early detection and management of fibroids can help you avoid more serious complications and find relief from troublesome symptoms. Your health and well-being are worth it!Are you ready to take control of your reproductive health?

Start by exploring how Conceivable and Kirsten AI can support you on your journey to better menstrual and overall wellness.

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