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What does dark red period blood mean?

What does dark red period blood mean?

Old blood: This dark blood is not new bleeding, the uterus is just getting rid of old bleeding. ...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 does bright red period blood mean? From beginning to end it's been bright red and medium heavy

More blood: 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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it ok to have bright red period blood on your seventh day?

Is it ok to have bright red period blood on your seventh day?

The color of the: Blood is not of great significance. This is fine. ...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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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!

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

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Why is my period blood a shiny murky dark kinda but brightish red? Am i fertile or something?

Why is my period blood a shiny murky dark kinda but brightish red? Am i fertile or something?

Period: If you're on your period, that means your chance of pregnancy at this time is 0. As far as fertility goes, you are fertile as long as you ovulate. Shiny murky brightish red color of your bleeding may be normal. ...Read more

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My period blood is dark like a really dark red and this is the second month it's been dark, is this normal?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Why is my daughter's period blood red the 1st day and the rest of the time its dark brown? I need some advice.

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

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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?

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?

Hormonal: Likely you had a different cycle of hormones this month, possibly not ovulating or not having as high estrogen during the first half of cycle. ...Read more

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Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

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

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Bright red period no blood clots this is not normal for me and it's 5 days early what does this mean?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

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

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Red string period blood first 2 days of period starting?

May be normal: It may be normal red string of blood during first two days of periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal for period blood to be bright red? On day 1-2. Is this good?

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

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