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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


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My period blood has an unusual orange tint, and I just passed something that looked like a large clot but was grey in colour. Help?

My period blood has an unusual orange tint, and I just passed something that looked like a large clot but was grey in colour. Help?

Old Blood: Old blood can take various color from bright red to magenta to dark brown to black debris. Unless it smells foul or is associated with significant abdominal pain, I would watch and observe if it persists Best Wishes Dr M Read more

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For the past 3 periods, I've had brown/gray blood as my period. Is this normal? I am currently in the process of being diagnosed for endometriosis.

For the past 3 periods, I've had brown/gray blood as my period. Is this normal? I am currently in the process of being diagnosed for endometriosis.

Can be: Sometimes you may pass old blood which may have a brownish color to it, while new/fresh blood will be bright red. These are both normal as long as not associated with any other symptoms Read more

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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

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Why is my period blood brown?

Why is my period blood brown?

Old blood: Blood starts out red, but when it slows down, sits around in the uterus or vagina for a while, comes out slowly, the color normally becomes brownish... Read more

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Can THC show up in period blood?

Can THC show up in period blood?

Yes: Blood is blood no matter where it comes from. Vaginal blood can demonstrate the presence of the same substances/chemicals compared to blood from a vessel. Read more

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Why is my period blood light pink?

Sloughing: The discharge experienced during menstruation is composed of the lining of the inside of your uterus that has built up in preparation for a fertilized egg. It can range from light pink to dark blood clots. There is more than just blood being evacuated. There is also delicate tissue associated with built up lining of the uterus. Read more

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What does dark red period blood mean?

Old blood: This dark blood is not new bleeding, the uterus is just getting rid of old bleeding. Read more

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Why does period blood smell bad?

Why does period blood smell bad?

Possible infection: You might have an underlying infection. Go see your OB/Gyn and get checked for possible vaginal infection. Read more

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Brown period blood every time I get my period?

Brown period blood every time I get my period?

May not be a problem: Depending upon whether you are or are not using oral contraceptives, this could be normal. If this is a new finding, an examination by your doctor is in order. Read more

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Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Old blood: Dry dark brown color means old blood. It could be that the full on period hasn't started yet. If the bleeding doesn't get normal this cycle, be sure to run a home pregnancy test if you've been having sex. Read more

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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

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What causes period blood to be really dark red?

What causes period blood to be really dark red?

Normal: Cycle flow, if not heavy is blood that has clotted inside the uterine cavity, then the clot dissolves, prior to passing through cervix, dark blood.

If clots are passing prior to dissolving this indicates a heavy faster flow, not normal. Bright red blood can also be a sign of flow that is too heavy or rapid. Read more

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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

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What does it mean when your period blood is orange?

What does it mean when your period blood is orange?

Period color: Hi, there are 2 possibilities, 1- mixing the period blood with discharge from ur cervix 2- infection plz see ur MD for pelvic exam. Read more