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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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...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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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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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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Why is my period blood red then brown am i pregnant?

Why is my period blood red then brown am i pregnant?

Not pregnant: Red blood is newer blood and is common at the start of a period, and brown blood is older blood common at the end of a period. ...Read more

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My period blood is normally bright red but has been a black red the whole time. It has lasted for three weeks and counting. What should I do?

My period blood is normally bright red but has been a black red the whole time. It has lasted for three weeks and counting. What should I do?

Old blood: the darker the blood is basically the older it is. Most likely you aren't ovulating regularly and as a result have prolonged breakthrough bleeding. Its time to see a gynecologist. If you don't have one at least call your family physician tomorrow and explain the number of days you have been bleeding so either something can be done or they get you in with GYN ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more