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A 29-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old female:

what does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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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Gary, IN
A 34-year-old female asked:

Started my menstral today, and for some reason the blood is orange. Should i be worried?

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Dr. Lisa Gardner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: I would visit your gyn to make sure that you do not have an infection but more than likely this is normal.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when my menstrual blood looks reddish orange?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nothing in: Particular. Coloration of menstrual blood is not normally of clinical significance.
Lexington, KY
A 19-year-old female asked:

For some odd reason my menstral blood is more an orange than red.!?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Blood is blood : The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation.

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