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I'm on my period and I want to give blood tomorrow, is that okay?

I'm on my period and I want to give blood tomorrow, is that okay?

Yes: Do you mean get a blood lab test, if so, ok to do so. If you mean blood for donation, if so ok also, provided your medical/personal/travel/sexual history and screening meets the blood bank standards, and that you are not anemic ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it true that useing tamponds will give u less blood during your menstrual period?

Myths: No. But you may perceive less blood because you do not appreciate how much the tampon has absorbed. Feminine hygiene products do not change the menses or menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I had an amazing opportunity to give blood today, and my period is in about another week, could all the blood loss potentially make me feel weak?

Gynecology question: I'm not a gynecologist, but I think that how u feel wd b dependent on how heavy ur period is, how much blood u've donated, & the time b/w each. Blood regenerates in abt 90 days, but signif prod occurs in 2 wks. Drink fluids, & keep up ur nutrition (esp w/ iron-rich foods like beets & spinach). If u feel weak, c a doctor (Gyn) right away. Many women donate, so u shd b OK. To regulate, may need BCP. ...Read more

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I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

Irregular periods: 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had my son 5 months ago my period came once last year december but now its january no period I have also taken test all neg I took pregnancy test all negative I give off a lot of discharge no blood or smell

I had my son 5 months ago my period came once last year december but now its january no period I have also taken test all neg I took pregnancy test all negative I give off a lot of discharge no blood or smell

If: If you are breastfeeding, then this is the most likely explanation for your irregular periods. Also since you just had a baby a few months ago, your body is still adjusting (in regards to hormones) which is why your period is not as it was before. If this is bothering you and you are not breastfeeding, then you can start birth control pills to regulate your cycle. If you are breastfeeding there is one pill that is safe (micronor) yet this pilll may not help regulate your cycle.
Please discuss at length with your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more

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I'm on my period (i think), why is there so much blood?

I'm on my period (i think), why is there so much blood?

Heavy period: One heavy period does not matter much.
But repeated long and heavy periods should be investigated and gyn consult is suggested. ...Read more

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Why is there jelly-like blood when I'm on my period? Explanations please?

Why is there jelly-like blood when I'm on my period? Explanations please?

Old blood: Old blood thickens and mixes with cervical mucous sometimes. This is not rare ...Read more

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Could I donate blood even while I'm on my period?

Could I donate blood even while I'm on my period?

...'could'...: However, more likely to get lightheaded / have response to procedure, and might be more likely to test as low hemoglobin due to current blood loss. Better / less physiological stress for you to wait until a few days after period completed (assuming you are eating well). ...Read more

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I'm on my period and when I per there's blood. Is it normal to have on my period?

I'm on my period and when I per there's blood. Is it normal to have on my period?

Probably: It is common to see vaginal bleeding in your urine while on your period since the urethral opening and the vagina are so close. It is not normal to actually have blood in the urine that isn't a vaginal contaminate. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm on my period but the blood stopped coming should be worried? Cause I am kinda freaking out

I'm on my period but the blood stopped coming should be worried? Cause I am kinda freaking out

Light /short period.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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I'm on my period and there's only blood when I wipe, there's no blood on the pad, is this normal?

I'm on my period and there's only blood when I wipe, there's no blood on the pad, is this normal?

Tight introitus: When there is no blood on the pad during menses, but only when wiping in a 16 y/o, my best explanation would be that the introitus is tight and the menses so light that the blood gets trapped above the level of the vaginal entrance. However, when wiping the wiping finger (s) reach past the level of the entrance and therefore become blood stained - so everything is normal. ...Read more

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I always go pain when I'm on my period but today I don't fill any pain and my blood is not thick as usual is the anythin wrong on me?

I always go pain when I'm on my period but today I don't fill any pain and my blood is not thick as usual is the anythin wrong on me?

Fluctuations in: ..hormones and other circumstances can cause minor changes in a woman's menstrual cycles. Lighter periods, early or late periods, and less cramping sometimes occur in cycles during which ovulation doesn't happen. Excessively heavy and painful periods are concerning but what you describe is not. Hope this answer helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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got things checked out everything is normal turns out all I have is old blood does old blood mean I'm on my period or it's just from the last cycle?

got things checked out everything is normal turns out all I have is old blood does old blood mean I'm on my period or it's just from the last cycle?

Hard to say: It is not always possible to determine if blood is your regular menstrual cycle or just irregular bleeding. You will need to track your menstrual cycle over the next few months to determine the pattern. Another option is to start birth control to regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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Blood coming out from my buttocks and I'm on my period?

Blood coming out from my buttocks and I'm on my period?

If rectal bleeding: (from your butt and not the vagina see your doctor asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes the big blood clots when I'm on my period?

What causes the big blood clots when I'm on my period?

Too much tissue: Build up or abnormal tissue build up or fibroid or polyps or pre- cancer or cancer or hormones not regulated, at your age u should not be having big blood clots so please go see yoru gyn for a work-up. ...Read more

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I'm on my period or so I think. I'm wiping blood, but on my liner there is streak and spotting of brown. My cycle is usually normal. What could this be?

I'm on my period or so I think. I'm wiping blood, but on my liner there is streak and spotting of brown. My cycle is usually normal. What could this be?

Several things: If you are on some forms of contraception this is normal. It can also be an implantation bleed and you could be pregnant. Some medicines, illnesses, or stress can do this. Start with a pregnancy test and if it is negative check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When I'm on my period, the blood that comes out is a dark red to a dark brown color and smells very bad. Is this normal?

When I'm on my period, the blood that comes out is a dark red to a dark brown color and smells very bad. Is this normal?

Likely no problem.: Along the course of your period every month, usually there are changes in the color, consistency, amount and odor of fluid passed. If the odor continues to be strong or is associated with burning or itching sensation, you might have a vaginal infection. Call your doctor in a couple of days if it has not resolved. Breathe deeply and know you are O.K.:). ...Read more

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I'm on my period but it's extremely light. It started off with brown blood that looked black and when I wipe it's red and brown. No clots. Tips?

I'm on my period but it's extremely light. It started off with brown blood that looked black and when I wipe it's red and brown. No clots. Tips?

Can be normal: Period blood can vary. Dark or brown discharge is typically older blood. This can occur if the lining of the uterus was not as thick when it sloughed off. Hormonal variations or problems along with birth control can cause this.
If it continues to happen. Then discuss with a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm on my period and I have a lot of blood clotting more of it comes out when I'm using the restroom then on my pad and I pass tissue too is it normal?

I'm on my period and I have a lot of blood clotting more of it comes out when I'm using the restroom then on my pad and I pass tissue too is it normal?

Not so: If you typically do not have heavy periods then new onset blood clots and tissue is not necessarily normal. Certain factors need to be looked into further by your doctor. I also worry if you are bleeding so much that you mighty be feeling weak which can be a sign of anemia. Please be seen. ...Read more

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I'm on my period I am getting bad cramps im not on heavy but I'm getting brownish red blood?

I'm on my period I am getting bad cramps im not on heavy but I'm getting brownish red blood?

Many options: There are multiple options for painful periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena/Skyla 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. Many find Ibuprofen helpful. The color of menstrual blood is not typically important ...Read more

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I'm on my period and the blood is red and black and it hurts when I pee?

Get eval: The blood in your urine certainly may be menstrual, but pain with urination may be a sign of an infection, so get evaluated and tested, so the best treatment can be undertaken. Best wishes. ...Read more

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