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Dark Red Blood When On Menstral Cycle
Color of blood: The color of the blood from a menstrual cycle has to do with its components. A cycle is the lining of the uterus sloughing off because it is not being used to house an embryo (combination of an egg and sperm). Every month your body prepares itself to be pregnant and when it is not the uterus expels the unused material, which is your period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?
Abnormal cycle: There are many reasons why you can have an abnormal cycle. When you have one that doesn't occur during the predicted time frame, pregnancy needs to be ruled out. If the pregnancy test is negative, then you may want to be evaluated by a gynecologist to figure out what is causing the abnormal bleeding pattern. Infections, medication changes and abnormal tissue can cause changes in your cycle too. ...Read more
I had sex on the last day of my menstral cycle & since had on/off spotting, dark red/brown. Today I have sex & have red blood. With some odor noted?
Bleeding: I don't think having sex prolonged your period. Was it a normal period to begin with? Is there a chance of pregnancy? Do you have vaginal discharge? Answers to these questions matter as they shed insight as to what's going on and how to proceed in your case. Consider talking to you doc and having an exam done to get answers. ...Read more
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
Is it normal for your period blood to be bright red and heavy on your last day of your menstrual cycle?
It can be: Color ranges go from brown, maroon, to bright fluorescent red/hot pink, light pink, blood red (hence the name!) the more oxygenated it is, the brighter red it is. Even on the last day of your period. Can be heavy too, although normally it's not. Some people have short heavy periods, others have heavy, then light. So, it's quite individual in reality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bright red blood in stools my wife got bright red blood in stools this morning. She says this is the first time she saw blood in her stools. Does she need to see physician right away? She is on medication metformin 500 mg(for irregular menstrual cycle), s
I've given birth about 2 months ago & I am now starting my new menstrual cycle however for 7 days the blood has been super dark. Is that normal?
Dark blood: The color of menstrual blood may vary. The longer the blood stays in the uterus, the darker it becomes so chances are you are expelling the blood that's stayed there for a while. If the flow is the same as always and the duration is unchanged as well as timing, i'd not worry. ...Read more
I Just started my menstrual cycle and the blood is a dark brown, kind of black color. Is this cause for concern?
No: A dark brown appearance of menstrual blood at the beginning or end of bleeding is normal. This is due to the blood being slower in getting from your uterus to the end of your vagina. When your flow is minimal, the blood often has time to start breaking down as it's expelled from your body, giving it that dark brown color. It is not cause for concern. ...Read more
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