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Doctor insights on: Orange Colored Menstrual Blood

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What does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange?

What does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange?

Nothing: Blood changes color as it oxidizes and begins to break down. It simply reflects how long it has been sitting in the uterus and the back of the vagina. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

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


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What does it mean when my menstrual blood looks reddish orange?

What does it mean when my menstrual blood looks reddish orange?

Nothing in: Particular. Coloration of menstrual blood is not normally of clinical significance. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a person bleeds reddish orange blood during their menstrual and it is associated with mild cramps?

What does it mean if a person bleeds reddish orange blood during their menstrual and it is associated with mild cramps?

Period blood: Not much. Reddish orange blood just sounds like a variation of normal. And cramps with periods are normal too. If the cramps are bothersome, try taking Ibuprofen 800mg 3 x daily with food. Don't take it if you have a history of ulcers or gastritis. Seek help with a gynecologist if you're still worried. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange? Started out pink, went red now orange. Pregnant?

NOT Pregnant: If menstruating, you would not be pregnant, and the color of the blood flow has nothing to do with being pregnant. I suspect as the flow becomes more scant, it may look different to you. ...Read more

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For some odd reason my menstral blood is more an orange than red.!?

For some odd reason my menstral blood is more an orange than red.!?

Blood is 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

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Where does menstrual blood come from?

The uterus: The uterus, which is also termed the womb, is the place in which a fertilized egg implants and a fetus develops. To accomplish this it grows a blood rich lining, ready for this process each month. If no egg implants, the excess is shed as a discharge through the vagina. This keeps companies that make tampons rich, and is a signal whether a woman might be pregnant. ...Read more

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What is it when your menstrual blood is cloudy?

What is it when your menstrual blood is cloudy?

Not much : The color and consistency of menstrual blood is not usually helpful. A cloudy appearance could indicate a vaginal infection. See there is discharge present after your menstual cycle then schedule a visit for testing ...Read more

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Less blood during menstrual, not taking any pills what is the causes?

Hormone: Typically, hormone shifts are going to be the cause of changes in the amount of bleeding that a woman has. Stress and weight gain and weight loss can affect as well. Sometimes thyroid can affect. If you're concerned, see your doctor and get evaluated. Good luck and be healthy! ...Read more

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Brownish pinkish blood during menstrual, what is this and why is it this color?

Probably just blood: Blood which sits around becomes dark, brown or black. Also, light bleeding may be pink. ...Read more

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What does red menstrual blood mean?

It is more likely: To fresh vice brown or black blood. ...Read more

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Should menstrual blood have a smell??

Should menstrual blood have a smell??

No: Blood is a good medium for bacteria to grow and the normal bacteria in and around the vagina is what causes the odor. Change pad and tampon(tampons may cause a serious bacteria infection) often, every 2 hours for heavy flow. Wear cotton panties and unscented pads. Shower twice daily and trim the hair around the vagina ...Read more

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Why would menstrual blood smell sweet?

Unknown. However, I: Would ask your doctor to evaluate you for diabetes or possible rare Amino Acid metabolism problems. ...Read more

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Why does menstrual blood smell so bad?

Why does menstrual blood smell so bad?

It shouldn't be..: There is always some/slight odor to the menstrual blood, but foul odor suggests a possibility of infection--vaginitis/vaginosis. A retained tampon is often the course of very foul odor even without menstrual flow. If you have pain as well, then more severe infection such as endometritis/pelvic inflammatory disease etc. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood give someone herpes?

If you have sex w: Someone who is shedding the herpes virus — this can lead to transmission (but it is not directly due to menstrual bleeding). ...Read more

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How to increase your menstrual blood flow?

How to increase your menstrual blood flow?

Inner lining: The inner lining is what is shed during the menstrual period — henc the clots that can sometimes be observed. Once the lining is shed there is no need for any further bleeding. In some women the inner lining that is built up during the first half of the menstrual cycle is thicker than in others, which is the main reason why in otherwise health women some women have more and others less bleeding. ...Read more

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What does brown clotted menstrual blood mean?

What does brown clotted menstrual blood mean?

It may be : Caused by older blood ; tissue being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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My menstrual blood is light red and slimy. Why?

Not certain: But menstrual color is not normally clinically significant. ...Read more

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Is it normal for menstrual blood to smell sweet?

Is it normal for menstrual blood to smell sweet?

Vaginal odor: Blood does not have a very pleasant smell. If you feel you have vaginal odor then schedule a visit for bacterial vaginosis testing. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use menstrual blood for a home blood type test?

Not really: While "blood is blood" for blood typing, the menstrual blood has clotted and is degenerated, which may release the blood type antigens or result in an inaccurate test. ...Read more

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What cause black menstrual blood with odor. Really bad odor like something is dead?

What cause black menstrual blood with odor. Really bad odor like something is dead?

Oxidation: If you cut your finger cooking at first bleeding would be bright red. As the iron in blood oxidizes it becomes dark red then forms a brown scab as it oxidizes further. The same holds true for vaginal bleeding. The blood oxidizes during transit from the cervix to outside. It gets darker, then brownish black during this transit depending on how long it takes. It oxidizes. Hence, too, the odor. ...Read more

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How to know the difference between hymen blood and menstrual blood? Please tell me both shape.

If your having sex: Hymen bleeding occurs only when you have sex with a virgin and the hymen is broken for the first time. It is usually a small amount of bleeding. It is not about shape of blood. Menstrual bleeding occurs monthly and usually every 28dys on avg. Ii is not related to having sexual intercourse. If a woman who is not a virgin has sex with you & there is blood- then it could be her cycle or infection. ...Read more

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If female is having imperforate type of hymen then how menstrual blood is coming out!! .......?

If female is having imperforate type of hymen then how menstrual blood is coming out!! .......?

It doesn't: By definition, an imperforate hymen has no opening or openings for menstrual blood to flow. However, someone may have multiple small openings rather than one larger central opening. If so, menstrual flow can be normal. ...Read more

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My menstrual blood is changing colors from light red and then dark or even a brownish color, why?

Periods: Bright red blood is usually fresh bleeding. With the color changing to dark and then brownish this indicates old blood. ...Read more