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A 28-year-old male asked:

darker menstrual blood? meybe becouse cold or something else?

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Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes for darker menses including older blood, less water in the blood, blood from fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis. Usually a benign issue, but if you are concern, see a provider.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What will it mean if my menstrual blood is brown?

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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Older blood: In a normal menstrual cycle, bleeding occurs within the uterus. Depending on how long the blood remains in the uterus, it will turn from bright red to various shades of rust to brown. Brown menstrual blood just indicates older blood than blood that just came out of a blood vessel.
Norlina, NC
A 56-year-old female asked:

Why does my blood smell more strongly than others' I have smelled( not menstral blood)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Not sure exactly: Unclear why you would be noticing a different smell. If you are smelling blood from a wound you may detect a different odor at different stages of healing. Otherwise there should not be a significantly noticeable difference in smell.
Revere, MA
A 24-year-old female asked:

Why would menstrual blood smell sweet?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unknown. However, I: Would ask your doctor to evaluate you for diabetes or possible rare Amino Acid metabolism problems.
A member asked:

Why does menstrual blood smell so bad?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It shouldn't be..: There is always some/slight odor to the menstrual blood, but foul odor suggests a possibility of infection--vaginitis/vaginosis. A retained tampon is often the course of very foul odor even without menstrual flow. If you have pain as well, then more severe infection such as endometritis/pelvic inflammatory disease etc..Consult doc. Good luck.
Springfield, MA
A 41-year-old female asked:

Brownish pinkish blood during menstrual, what is this and why is it this color?

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Dr. Peyman Zandieh
Dr. Peyman Zandiehanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably just blood: Blood which sits around becomes dark, brown or black. Also light bleeding may be pink.

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