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My Period Is Bright Red
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. It is ok. ...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
Residual shedding: Shedding of the endometrial lining is basically what happens during one's period. The menstrual cycle is sensitive to many things (weight changes, stress, medications, etc...). Depending on age, menopausal status and other factors, this may need to be evaluated asap. Keep a strict menstrual diary and follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more
I started spotting on Sunday 18th and it was bright red. It got heavier and still bright red but sometimes it has a pink ish colour.
Sometimes it is hard: to know whether you are spotting or are having a brief, early period. The line between those two is quite blurry. The pinkish color just means there is more mucus mixed in. Many factors: are you sexually active, using contraceptives, is your period usually regular, do you have symptoms/signs of infection? If you could possibly be pregnant do a test. Otherwise see doc if bleeding persists. ...Read more
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
My mom got some light bleeding 4 days before her period the color is light pink and now it is bright red but only a big spot on panty liner?
Hard to be sure...: Hard to be sure what the orange color is, but some people think that when bright, red blood mixes with cervical fluid it can appear like an orange color with red flecks. If there is bad odor, discomfort, or other symptoms that suggest infection, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have my periods but not this heavy before ive started clotting bright red and my period is a very bright red and thick is this normal ?
What does bright red period blood mean? From beginning to end it's been bright red and medium heavy
More blood: Bright red blood usually indicates greater than usual amount of blood being lost in the periods. You may wish to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Period five days late. Started brown, then pink, then red. Now mix of brown, dark red and light. Usually it's heavy and bright red. What changed it?
Hormonal imbalance: If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test, just to be sure. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Period lasts 5 days and is usually dark red. This time it was bright red and very light. I am now 2days passed my period and having cramps, why?
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My period was 2 days late it lasted for 3 1/2 days it was brown and dark red sometimes bright red with clots is that normal?
Common: It's not normal but it is common and benign. ...Read more
Came on myperiod a week late. It started off brown blood then next day bright red with clots later on that evening cloudy brown no red. What is it?
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