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What does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange?

What does it mean when your menstrual  blood turns orange?

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. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What does it mean if a person bleeds reddish orange blood during their menstrual and it is associated with mild cramps?

What does it mean if a person bleeds  reddish orange blood during their menstrual and it is associated with mild cramps?

Period blood: Not much. Reddish orange blood just sounds like a variation of normal. And cramps with periods are normal too. If the cramps are bothersome, try taking Ibuprofen 800mg 3 x daily with food. Don't take it if you have a history of ulcers or gastritis. Seek help with a gynecologist if you're still worried. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange? Started out pink, went red now orange. Pregnant?

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 scant, it may look different in color to you. ...Read more

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During my period the blood looked bright orange and occasionally there was a little bit of dark yellow with it. Why would it be these colors?

Subjective: The colors you described are somewhat subjective opinion of the menstrual blood. I am sure that doesn't mean anything in particular, so don't get too worried over that. ...Read more

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Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Color varies: The color of menstrual blood varies and is not usually something we pay a lot of attention to. If your period is coming at the usual time this this is likely your period. If you are also having discharge or signs of infection then see your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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