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Why is my blood dark?

Why is my blood dark?

Myoglobinuria: Very, dark urine with the color of cola could be due to the presence of myoglobin, which is a breakdown product of muscle cell. It can be caused by trauma, alcohol, medications, and vigorous exercises. It could indicate that you have rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure. Another cause would be blood (as in uti) or bilirubin in the urine (as in liver disease). Should be checked. ...Read more

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How come my blood is so dark?

How come my blood is so dark?

Several options: Can indicate significant oxygen extraction by the body, some nutritional variances (like high iron), dehydration (/concentration), and more often than not--if otherwise healthy--is just a normal variant that is ok for you. If worried, ask your dr. ...Read more

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My blood is really thick and dark - should I be worried?

My blood is really thick and dark - should I be worried?

Need tests: Physical appearance may have some validity to a trained, but real thing is lab analysis, wait for results before you worry. ...Read more

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I got my time of the month on saturday and it was dark brown with a tiny bit of blood. What does that mean?!

May be normal: If you have no burning no itching than you just watch. There are physiological changes in your body may be its beginning of your cycle ...Read more

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Is the blood dark in hemochromatosis?

Is the blood dark in hemochromatosis?

No: The color is normal. Brown blood usually means methemoglobin. ...Read more

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What it mean when I am spotting dark brown blood?

What it mean when I am spotting dark brown blood?

Old blood: Fresh blood is usually red and the fresher it is the brighter red it is. As blood begins to break down (a soon as a few hours) the blood begins to darken. Brown and eventually to thick, sticky, and black. ...Read more

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Please explain substance gives blood its dark red color?

Please explain substance gives blood its dark red color?

Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is a complex chemical which carries oxygen around to the tissues. When it combines with oxygen it gets bright red which is the usual color we associate with blood, when the oxygen is taken away it gets to be a darker color. ...Read more

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Darker menstrual blood? Meybe becouse cold or something else?

Darker menstrual blood? Meybe becouse cold or something else?

Many causes: There are many causes for darker menses including older blood, less water in the blood, blood from fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis. Usually a benign issue, but if you are concern, see a provider. ...Read more

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I cut my self shaving a my blood is dark red is it normal anxious?

I cut my self shaving a my blood is dark red is it normal anxious?

Dark vs bright red: Your blood when freshly oxygenated is bright red -- as it would be if you had cut an artery. Dark red blood is less oxygenated, as from a vein going back to the heart & lungs to be refreshed. Thankfully, you probably severed a small capillary rather than an artery with bright red blood coursing through it. Http://chemistry. About. Com/od/biochemistry/a/is-deoxygenated-human-blood-blue. Htm. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u are bleeding but the blood is dark brown?

What does it mean when u are bleeding but the blood is dark brown?

Vaginal bleeding?: The color of menstrual blood is usually not clinically significant. Dark brown blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Dark circled around eyed caused by poor blood content will be tteated?

Dark circled around eyed caused by poor blood content will be tteated?

See eye doc: See eye doc and let the doc decide best diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, try diluting baby shampoo with water and cleaning eye lids with your finger and then do warm compresses with a wet warm towel. ...Read more

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Ihave been bleeding for over fifteen days dark brown blood a little a day bt everyday, what might be the problem and what should ido?

Ihave been bleeding for over fifteen days dark brown blood a little a day bt everyday, what might be the problem and what should ido?

Depends: If you are on the pill you may be adjusting. If not on the pill it may be the answer, go see your doc, at your age it could be an infection of the cervix but you likely aren't ovulating regularly thus not having the hormonal changes needed for a monthly cycle; consider a pregnancy test as well if applicible but go see your doc. ...Read more

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I posted about my stopping a few days ago. It was dark brown mixed with red. Now, it's very light brown with some pink/red blood. Is it stopping soon?

I posted about my stopping a few days ago. It was dark brown mixed with red. Now, it's very light brown with some pink/red blood. Is it stopping soon?

Most likely...: Your spotting will stop when you have an actual menstrual period. However, without knowing your menstrual history or having a crystal ball, I can't say for sure. If this is a recurrent problem, you should see your gyno. If you're concerned about a possible pregnancy, you should get a pregnancy test. Best wishes from your Health Tap docs! ...Read more

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Pregnant why is this blood so dark?

Pregnant why is this blood so dark?

Bleeding ipregnancy: A sub chorionic hemorrhage can form a blood clot in the uterus. As that blood clot breaks up you may have dark bleeding. Have you seen your doctor? ...Read more

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Can dark brown blood signify a period?

Possibly: Sometimes brown blood may be seen with a period. Sometimes it may occur with implantation. ...Read more

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Does dark red blood mean you have a lot of iron in it?

Does dark red blood mean you have a lot of iron in it?

Not always: It can indicate there is less oxygen in it (which is ok since it likely came from a vein, which is going back to heart to lungs for oxygenation), as arterial (/oxygenated) blood is often a rather bright red. No specific cause, just tendency. ...Read more

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My blood flow is dark when I menstruating. Why is it so?

My blood flow is dark when I menstruating. Why is it so?

Black = old 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

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What is the different between bright red and dark blood?

What is the different between bright red and dark blood?

Oxygenated vs: Un-oxygenated red cells. Red blood cells impart a bright red color when carrying oxygen; when these cells lose oxygen and pick up carbon dioxide, blood turns dark in color. There are other causes of different colors, e.g. Carbon monoxide poisoning, methemoglobinemia and variant hemoglobins. ...Read more

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Why am I spotting dark brown blood a lot more than usual?

Why am I spotting dark brown blood a lot more than usual?

See below: Brownish blood represents old blood. It's not dangerous and isn't a reason to visit your family doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your menstral blood is dark brown?

What does it mean when your menstral blood is dark brown?

Old blood: Dark brown menstrual blood is old blood. Often when bleeding is not very heavy then blood sits longer in the uterus before coming out into the vagina, and when blood sits for a while it changes from red to dark red to brown. ...Read more

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What causes blood to be dark, almost black when drawn for lab tests?

What causes blood to be dark, almost black when drawn for lab tests?

Deoxygenation: Blood is never black. It just looks deep red from venous circulation. When blood becomes oxygenated...it gets bright bright red...when deoxygenated....dark red/maroon. ...Read more