Top
20
Doctor insights on: Why Is My Blood So Dark

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

3

3
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is the blood dark in hemochromatosis?

Is the blood dark in hemochromatosis?

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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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

See 3 more doctor answers
13

13
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

14

14
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

19

19
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