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My Period Blood Is Black
For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?
In general: black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance.Best wishes ...Read more
The change may be ok: If this is the very beginning or towards the end of your period & with light flow or spotting, this may be the delayed flow of residual blood in the vagina. Blood turns dark when there is a small amt of blood inhering in the vagina before flowing down. For regular to heavy constant flow of very dark menstrual blood - see your GYN doctor to examine, eval the source ...Read more
Note- I have never been sexually active.I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?
See a doctor: There are several possible causes and it is impossible to provide specific information. You need to see a doctor and get the problem evaluated. ...Read more
I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But i woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should i be concerned or not?
Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. why is it so?
Stress: Getting married is stressful. Stress has a well known effect on changing your cycle. The old blood you are seeing is just the period you should have had 2 weeks prior. So long as you reset back to a normal 28 day cycle there is nothing to be concerned about. If you continue to have irregular periods then see your GYN ...Read more
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