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Orange Colored Menstrual Blood
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 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
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
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
What would cause my menstrual blood to be orange? I started my period about an ago which came a week early.
Probably nothing: This is likely normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: I would visit your gyn to make sure that you do not have an infection but more than likely this is normal. ...Read more
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
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
Probably just blood: Blood which sits around becomes dark, brown or black. Also, light bleeding may be pink. ...Read more
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
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
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
Body fluids: All body fluids are influenced by what is consumed. ...Read more
None: Blood is blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No: It just come out naturally.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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