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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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