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what does it mean when your blood is orange

A female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Period color: Hi, there are 2 possibilities, 1- mixing the period blood with discharge from ur cervix 2- infection plz see ur MD for pelvic exam.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Never heard of it: I never heard of blood being orange in color. Is it human blood you are talking about?
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: Blood changes color as it oxidizes and begins to break down. It simply reflects how long it has been sitting in the uterus and the back of the vagina.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing in: Particular. Coloration of menstrual blood is not normally of clinical significance.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Won't happen: Forgive my frankness. This is on the same level as worrying about getting pregnant off a bar of soap that a man recently used, or swimming in a pool c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Color of menses: This may not be due to infection. If it keeps up, see a gynecologist and be examined.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NOT Pregnant: If menstruating, you would not be pregnant, and the color of the blood flow has nothing to do with being pregnant. I suspect as the flow becomes more ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
An irregular bleed: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing : The color of menstrual blood is not relevant or important. As blood degraded it will change colors due to a process called oxidation. There is no nee ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Careful, Assumptions: Possibly, but compounds, e.g. Salicylates, of very similar structure sometimes have very different biologic responses, thus the crucial importance of ... Read More
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