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Thick Stringy Period Blood
Why is my period blood so goopy like stringy and thick am I not drinking enough water is that why its thick and it takes forever to come out?
Some of the lining: Of the uterus is shed during the period. This may be blood mixed with tissue. ...Read more
3 days into my period, and my period blood is really thick dark muck. Why? This never happens, on top of this. I've been nausea and getting really hot
I'm concerned about how thick my period blood is, it is very thick. Could this be due to being on the pill? Is it a concern?
Yes and no: Menstrual bleeding is definitely changed by being on the pill. In most people it becomes more regular although the flow can vary depending on the person. The main cause of heavy bleeding and irregular bleeding is actually one's age - teenagers have very irregular periods and can be quite heavy for several years. But some problems can cause bleeding, so if it continues/worsens get checked. ...Read more
What could cause black thick period blood w/ clots? It is so thick I have to put tp in my vagina to clean it out. This has been happening for 3 mo.
Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
I'm having an excessively heavy period. I have to wear two very thick pads to protect my clothes from getting blood on them. When I sleep it gets worse, for instance, sometimes I'll wake up in a puddle of my period blood.?
Period: You need to see your doctor as you may require hormones to reduce your period flow ...Read more
Had mirena taken out on Friday and started depo same day. Had unprotected sex night before removal. And now have been having brown stringy discharge. Mixed with regular red period blood. I tried looking on mirena forums but can't find a good answer. Worr
Sounds normal: It is normal to have some bleeding after an IUD removal and also normal to have some bleeding when transitioning from one method to another. It is also common to have some irregular bleeding on Depo. You were on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) when you had sex so pregnancy is not a concern in this case. Monitor the bleeding over the next few weeks and if it continues see your obgyn ...Read more
Unable to conceive or over 15 months (son age 3 with same dad), bloating and brown stringy discharge pre period. Blood and sperm tests fine. Thoughts?
I have the skyla IUD and I usually have consistent periods, usually cramping and thick mucasy period blood. This month I haven't had any cramps and my period blood is really thin and watery. It's no longer brownish or dark red. It's more watery pink?
IUD:unusual period: At your age, and with a history of regular periods, it is unusual to have a change in menstrual flow. The "thin, watery" discharge may indicate possible pregnancy, since even with an IUD, a change in its position could allow pregnancy to occur. Wait one week and if still no "normal period" for you occurs, get a serum HCG test from your gyn provider to be certain about pregnancy. ...Read more
Uterus: In detail, your uteral lining called the endometrium becomes engorged with bood due to effects of estrogen. When levels of estrogen peaks and dips, the blood gorged endometrium is no long maintained and thus menses occur. There are other hormones at play including progesterone, lh, fsh all of which are vital to ovulation and menstural cycle. Hope this helps. Otherwise you can look up further. ...Read more
Most women have a: Mild odor with menses. If you have a strong, new odor it would be best to insure that you don't have an infection. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
Dark menstrual blood is usually indicative of older blood - blood that has remained on the uterus of vagina longer. It is usually not very heavy.
Changes to your menstrual cycles are common as women get closer to menopause.
Significant changes in your menstrual cycle should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Light period: The amount of bleeding a woman has with her period is a result of the growth the preceding month. The pill usually makes periods lighter. If she is not on the pill, it may just be a fluke this month. Implantation bleeding can also happen around the time of her period, so if pregnancy is a concern, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Not to worry.: Brown blood is just older, more deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant or want better cycle control ...Read more
There are a couple: Of issues. Blood can have a sort of metallic smell, the odor of which derives from complexities it is hard to understand. Another is your sense of smell and your perception, while the last is whether the smell is from the vagina. It does not sound like a serious medical problem, more a curiosity. Good luck. ...Read more
So I've been having old period blood coming out for the past 5 months and idk what to do about it?
For 24 hours, there was no presence of period blood. But suddenly, the period blood appeared again. What could this mean?
I am of child bearing age, 29- two negative tests with the 2nd being a week after the first one. Tests taken due to heavier period blood and severly?
Pregnancy Test?: Women usually test when they miss a period. Although there are early pregnancy tests - many women take tests around 14 days after sexual activity. Usually having a period equates to not being pregnant. Are you testing to see if the heavy bleeding was due to a miscarriage. ...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
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