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Why Is My Period Bright Red
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
Sloughing: The discharge experienced during menstruation is composed of the lining of the inside of your uterus that has built up in preparation for a fertilized egg. It can range from light pink to dark blood clots. There is more than just blood being evacuated. There is also delicate tissue associated with built up lining of the uterus. ...Read more
I have my periods but not this heavy before ive started clotting bright red and my period is a very bright red and thick is this normal ?
My period is a dark brown color when I wipe I see red but on my pad its dark brown, it not heavy either..Why is this happening, what is it?
Light bleeding: The longer blood has been out of the blood vessels, the darker it becomes. Brown blood on your pad just indicates that the blood has been out of your bloodstream longer. It is not worrisome. ...Read more
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. It is ok. ...Read more
I got my period today. The blood is dark and sticky. It looks almost dark brown. It smells weird too.. I have irregular periods. Is this bad?
Probably not: If your period is due then this is probably nothing serious. Menstrual blood, urine, & sweat can all smell odd depending on diet. Onions and garlic, in moderate amounts, can add their smell to these secretions. Coffee too. Some medicines, vitamins, supplements, etc., can also do it. An infection is another possibility If this persists get checked. If you have dizziness, pain, fever, go to ER ...Read more
Brown ; light: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. Brownish color may be from older blood. ...Read more
Hard to be sure...: Hard to be sure what the orange color is, but some people think that when bright, red blood mixes with cervical fluid it can appear like an orange color with red flecks. If there is bad odor, discomfort, or other symptoms that suggest infection, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in stool: It seems that you have fresh blood from the rectal area or lower colon. Hemorrhoids are a common cause especially if your bowel movements are normal. If you have diarrhea with blood,then inflammation of the colon is more likely. Either way you should be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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