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What Does Dark Red Period Blood Mean
What does bright red period blood mean? From beginning to end it's been bright red and medium heavy
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.
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My pcos is acting up & i'm getting gooy brownish dark red period blood coming out & its been a week since my last period. Am i pregnant? What going on
You could be: Do a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. ...Read more
I've never had red period blood. Its always been a dark brown pasty texture and i only get it for like 4 days. I don't get bad cramps. Is this bad???
I have nexplanon implant for about 5 months. I have had a period for a little over a month. red period blood now dark old blood going over a month?
Normal: Nexplanon is a progesterone only contraceptive method. Progesterone only methods do not make you have regular periods. Bleeding can be absent, prolonged or random and sometimes will just be a little spotting or brown discharge. All of these are normal on Nexplanon. They usually become less frequent with time. Best wishes! ...Read more
The color of the: Blood is not of great significance. This is fine. ...Read more
Blood is blood: Yes. Blood is blood, regardless of how it looks in light (what color it is). ...Read more
Bright red period blood with iud. I was also in a car accident. I'm wondering if this could have jarred it wrong.
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
Started bc after last menstrual period. Now time for period but seeing brown clumps and spotting some dark red blood. I this normal first time on bc?
There may be a: little hormonal imbalance as the process begins. The brown clumps are likely just old blood/ tissue being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more
Cycle flow, if not heavy is blood that has clotted inside the uterine cavity, then the clot dissolves, prior to passing through cervix, dark blood.
If clots are passing prior to dissolving this indicates a heavy faster flow, not normal. Bright red blood can also be a sign of flow that is too heavy or rapid. ...Read more
Period came early and lasted a few days longer than usual, also bright red blood on last few days of period. Usually dark period blood? Help!
Normal cycles come every 21-35 days.: If blood comes out of your vagina in a different pattern then your cycles are not normal. If this is one time problem it may resolves on its own. If recurring then you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options to regulate the cycle. ...Read more
My period blood is dark like a really dark red and this is the second month it's been dark, is this normal?
You may want: to check with a healthcare provider re: possibility of anemia. Changes to the appearance of your blood can be attributed to amount of hemoglobin in your blood, or clotting that may cause darker color. In the case of clotting, an increase in the total amount of menstrual bleeding will generally lead to darker color blood since it tends to stay longer in the uterus and thus changes color. ...Read more
Period blood is dark heavy and mucus like. Is that normal? I find on my pad like a big red soft jelly form of blood first time.
Periods: It sounds like you are describing clotted blood which can be normal if you are having a heavy period. As long as you are not bleeding excessively or passing large amounts of clots then you can just observe. If it worsens then you should follow up with your GYN or primary care doctor for further testing. ...Read more
My period blood has been brown for a week now...at first it was a dark red and now its just brown. Usually by period is 4-5 days. This time its longer?
Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Why is my daughter's period blood red the 1st day and the rest of the time its dark brown? I need some advice.
Menstruation: This is completely normal. As long as she is getting her periods at regular intervals, she is not needing to change her pads excessively, and her periods are not lasting too long, she has nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Hi, my period blood is normally dark red and heavy however this month its very light Flo and light pink, what can be the reason?
Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as just brown blood or lighter bleeding, as opposed to the bright red you're used to. This is common, and nothing to worry about. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bright red period no blood clots this is not normal for me and it's 5 days early what does this mean?
Cycle control: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Is it normal in the middle of menstrual period to not have any blood for over 12 hours and then have bright red blood again?
Normal: Many women will have skips in their cycle. They will bleed a few days, stop, and then continue bleeding. It can be aggravating socially, but it is not harmful. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter is having dark red chunky period blood, and has cramps. Is this normal cycle or could it be something bad, she isn't late.
Likely normal: It's normal to pass clots, and to have blood be darker than normal. When girls are in their teens, the communication between pituitary and ovary is still maturing. If your daughter is very thin or is heavy, this can lead to abnormal bleeding. If she has a lot of nosebleeds, or other bleeding, she may need checked for von willebrand disease. Thyroid can be another explanation. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 36 and trying to conceive for the 1st time. During my period, blood is all dark - no bright red. Is that anything to worry about with conception?
No, I don't think: it indicates a problem, and is nothing to worry about with conception.. ...Read more
Let me explain:
This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood.
This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more
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
May be normal: It may be normal red string of blood during first two days of periods. ...Read more
Yes: If your period is too long or too frequent you can speak to your md otherwise do not worry about the bright red blood during your period. ...Read more
Some of the lining: Of the uterus is shed during the period. This may be blood mixed with tissue. ...Read more