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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?

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?

Normal: Keep in mind that when you have a cycle, it's the inner lining of your uterus that is being shed. Much of the thick consistency of the vaginal discharge is probably from this process, which is normal. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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What causes stringy period blood?

What causes stringy period blood?

May just be: Tissue mixed in with blood (lining being shed from uterus). ...Read more

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Help please? What is the red stringy blood in my period blood?

Help please? What is the red stringy blood in my period blood?

Some of the lining: Of the uterus is shed during the period. This may be blood mixed with tissue. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Really thick period blood? What does it mean? Could it be because I am on the birth control pill?

Normal variation: The quality of menstrual flow is more about how much tissue and blood and water is present. Variation doesn't mean anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Fertility MD: You need to see a Fertility MD such as a GYN or Reproductive medicine specialist. There are too many other possible reasons for failure to conceive and it will require a detailed exam to sort out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does brown period blood mean?

Brown blood is: Older blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Where dose period blood come from?

Where dose period blood come from?

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

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Is period blood supposed to be smelly?

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

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Period blood bright pink, what's wrong?

Not necessarily: Anything. The color of menstrual blood is generally not of significant clinical consequence. ...Read more

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Is it bad if your period blood is black?

Doubtful: 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

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Reasons for very light, very pink period blood?

Reasons for very light, very pink period blood?

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

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Why do I have brown period blood when im on with little pain?

Why do I have brown period blood when im on with little pain?

Less menses: Blood when exposed to air will oxidize and gradually turn brown (think of how a scab's color changes). So if you have light menses it will often be darker in color. Also less cramps because less prostaglandins produced. All good! ...Read more

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What does it mean if the whole week your period blood was brown?

Not to worry.: Brown blood is just older, more deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period blood is gooey and dark brown?

What does it mean when your period blood is gooey and dark brown?

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

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Why do I always have sour smelling period blood on my first day every month?

Why do I always have sour smelling period blood on my first day every month?

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

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For 24 hours, there was no presence of period blood. But suddenly, the period blood appeared again. What could this mean?

For 24 hours, there was no presence of period blood. But suddenly, the period blood appeared again. What could this mean?

Irregular periods: There are multiple causes of irregular periods, ranging from hormonal imbalances to medication side effects. REcommend discussing this issue with your OBGYn if the condition is persistent. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why is my period blood light pink?

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