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Can I Give Blood If I M On My Period
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
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
I gave blood Friday & it's Saturday. My period was supposed to start today. Could me giving blood affect when my period was supposed to start?
During my period, in addition to giving off normal blood, I also excrete a clear fluid with an odor like urine. What is this and is it normal?
Get checked: Sounds like there might be an infection. Bacterial vaginosis is most likely. Your doctor can run tests and fix this. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
One heavy period does not matter much.
But repeated long and heavy periods should be investigated and gyn consult is suggested. ...Read more
Old blood: Old blood thickens and mixes with cervical mucous sometimes. This is not rare ...Read more
That means the: Blood is old and deoxygenated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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?
If rectal bleeding: (from your butt and not the vagina see your doctor asap for an evaluation. ...Read more
Ever since I had my abortion last year, whenever I'm on my period little bits of dried blood also come out, is this normal?
Probably: Your body trying to get rid of part of the old blood each time when you have your period. ...Read more
When I'm on my period, it lasts for about 10 days. Sometimes huge, dark chunks of blood come out. (bit more than a normal spoonful) should I worry?
Get evaluated: Heavier than normal flow may be variance in cycle but you see your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
I'm on my period. When I urinate, the color of the blood looks normal. But little by little it starts turning black in the toilet. What could this be?
If I tell my doctor that I'm on my period do you think it will get me out of getting blood work done I really don't want to get it done?
Being on your period: Dies not affect most blood tests so chances are they will still want you to do it ...Read more