Top
30
Doctor insights on: Black Period Blood

Share
1

1
I have black period blood at beginning of cycle with clots in it have had problems with cysts before and two removed could it be another cyst causing?

I have black period blood at beginning of cycle with clots in it have had problems with cysts before and two removed could it be another cyst causing?

Unlikely: Dark blood signifies old blood while fresh blood appears more red. As long as the bleeding is not heavy, its ok. The color shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
1 Doctor shared a insight

Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


2

2
What could cause black thick period blood w/ clots? It is so thick I have to put tp in my vagina to clean it out. This has been happening for 3 mo.

What could cause black thick period blood w/ clots? It is so thick I have to put tp in my vagina to clean it out. This has been happening for 3 mo.

Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

4

4
Why is my period blood black for the first 2 days?

Why is my period blood black for the first 2 days?

See your doctor: Brown/black discharge is typically light bleeding. There are lots of causes of such bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. Mathis can also happen with birth control pills. You should see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

5

5
Had raw sex on fertile day ovulation day was 3 days later nipples extra sore spotting black blood period due in 5 days I'm not pregnant right?

Had raw sex on fertile day ovulation day was 3 days later nipples extra sore spotting black blood period due in 5 days I'm not pregnant right?

Can't tell you if: You're pregnant. 3 days after sex is too early to be experiencing classic pregnancy symptoms (they don't start until after you miss a period).Black blood usually means older blood. If by raw sex you mean aggressive sex, you could have sustained an injury w resultant bleeding. Bottom line is that you are certainly at risk for pregnancy. Encourage you to take a pregnancy test if you period is late. ...Read more

8

8
What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

Normal: It's normal to have brown/black blood every period. Darker blood is just older blood. The uterus not evacuating quickly when there's blood there. You didn't say what was swollen, so hard to answer that part of question. And blood during sex would be normal during period. If not on period, could be from cervix or uterus. If cervix, make sure pap utd. If uterus, can be polyp or fibroid. ...Read more

9

9
I started my period with black blood and the black blood has continued for 7 days. Should I seek medical help?

I started my period with black blood and the black blood has continued for 7 days. Should I seek medical help?

Black = old 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. ...Read more

10

10
Why is 90 percent of my period stringy black brown blood. If not all of it (which is what happens most of the time) it doesn't feel normal.

Why is 90 percent of my period stringy black brown blood. If not all of it (which is what happens most of the time) it doesn't feel normal.

Hormone imbalance?: The abnormal flow and consistency of your menstrual blood suggests that you aren't completely shedding the menstrual lining during your period. Normal menstrual cycles require a very orchestrated interplay of reproductive hormones. If there's an imbalance of these hormones, menstrual irregularities and abnormalities can occur. Please see your gynecologist about this. ...Read more

11

11
8 day period with black blood, 2 days later red blood heavy with black clots sized like a tinned round cut carrot, is this normal?

8 day period with black blood, 2 days later red blood heavy with black clots sized like a tinned round cut carrot, is this normal?

Doesn't sound normal: If you re no longer bleeding/discharging, wait another month and see if this happens again. Call your gyn for eval if it does or if you are still bleeding even now. There could be a blockage of your menstrual flow or infection. ...Read more

12

12
Black blood and some small clots for the past three days some small bit of blood in urine never had black blood before period always end?

Black blood and some small clots for the past three days some small bit of blood in urine never had black blood before period always end?

Needs assessment: 2 things are needed fairly promptly here: 1) a pregnancy test and if positive urgent medical attention and 2) a urinalysis to check no infection. There are a variety of other possibilities including pelvic infection, other urinary tract problem that require examination and tests but rapidly excluding a pregnancy related problem or kidney infection is quite important. All the best. ...Read more

13

13
Is it bad if your period blood is black?

Doubtful: Dark menstrual blood is usually indicative of older blood - blood that has remained on the uterus of vagina longer. It is usually not very heavy.
Changes to your menstrual cycles are common as women get closer to menopause.
Significant changes in your menstrual cycle should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

15

15
My period blood is black and thick why is that?

My period blood is black and thick why is that?

Old blood: Get a GYN evaluation and a pelvic exam. This sounds like old vaginal blood mixed with mucous. ...Read more

18

18
My period blood is normally bright red but has been a black red the whole time. It has lasted for three weeks and counting. What should I do?

My period blood is normally bright red but has been a black red the whole time. It has lasted for three weeks and counting. What should I do?

Old blood: The darker the blood is basically the older it is. Most likely you aren't ovulating regularly and as a result have prolonged breakthrough bleeding. Its time to see a gynecologist. If you don't have one at least call your family physician tomorrow and explain the number of days you have been bleeding so either something can be done or they get you in with GYN ...Read more

20

20
For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

In general: Black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance. Best wishes ...Read more

21

21
Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. Why is it so?

Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. Why is it so?

Stress: Getting married is stressful. Stress has a well known effect on changing your cycle. The old blood you are seeing is just the period you should have had 2 weeks prior. So long as you reset back to a normal 28 day cycle there is nothing to be concerned about. If you continue to have irregular periods then see your GYN ...Read more

22

22
I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But I woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should I be concerned or not?

I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But I woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should I be concerned or not?

See below: Chances are low that you are pregnant. Obtain a home pregnancy test. The newer ones turn positive within 72 hours before the expected beginning of your period. It it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

23

23
My period blood looks black should I see a doctor immediately?

My period blood looks black should I see a doctor immediately?

The change may be ok: If this is the very beginning or towards the end of your period & with light flow or spotting, this may be the delayed flow of residual blood in the vagina. Blood turns dark when there is a small amt of blood inhering in the vagina before flowing down. For regular to heavy constant flow of very dark menstrual blood - see your GYN doctor to examine, eval the source ...Read more

24

24
What can cause menstrual period to always only consist of black/clotty blood through the entire cycle? From Day 1 to last day. Has been happening for nearly 2 years.

What can cause menstrual period to always only consist of black/clotty blood through the entire cycle? From Day 1 to last day. Has been happening for nearly 2 years.

Terminology: Do you mean cycle as in, days of menstruation, or days of full female cycle.
Dark blood during a reg period is ok. Dark blood thru full cycle needs to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

25

25
I'm 16.During my period, there's no period blood but I had blackish discharge. I didn't have period pain b4 and during but im having lower back after.

I'm 16.During my period, there's no period blood but I had blackish discharge. I didn't have period pain b4 and during but im having lower back after.

Variation of normal: Since you are still in your early years of menstruation, some variation is quite normal like missed periods you are experiencing, or extra bleeding between two periods. If you have any reason to suspect pregnancy, make sure you get it tested with either home urine test or blood test. Feel better ...Read more

26

26
I need to go if I should go to the ER I was basically off my menstrual period all of a sudden my lower back starts hurting real bad to the point I could barely walk so I went to the bathroom and I had quite a bit of black stuff I am assuming it was blood

I need to go if I should go to the ER I was basically off my menstrual period all of a sudden my lower back starts hurting real bad to the point I could barely walk so I went to the bathroom and I had quite a bit of black stuff I am assuming it was blood

If: If you are having severe pain and bleeding, you should either call your doctor for advice or go to the er. Even though it could be something minor, it could be a surgical emergency such as a tubal pregnancy or torsion of the ovary. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

27

27
Note- I have never been sexually active. I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?

Note- I have never been sexually active. I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?

See a doctor: There are several possible causes and it is impossible to provide specific information. You need to see a doctor and get the problem evaluated. ...Read more

28

28
What causes stringy period blood?

What causes stringy period blood?

May just be: Tissue mixed in with blood (lining being shed from uterus). ...Read more

30

30
What does brown period blood mean?

Brown blood is: Older blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more