What Your Period Blood Says About Your Health

It is usually very simply said that my girlfriend or wife or my sister is having her periods.

But, only a woman can understand the pain and feel that they have to deal with.

Menstrual Cycle

During this menstrual cycle, women shed the thick uterine lining and extra blood for consecutive four days or more.

The fluid can be light, moderate or heavy depending on the blood flowing through the body.

But there is a time when women come across situations that confuse them about their menstrual cycles.

Like when they see a change in their blood color or heavy blood flow. Many of them have also found fluctuations in the quality and quantity of blood flow.

Why? Why there is a change in color and appearance in blood discharge? How do you know if it’s healthy or not?

With this article, you can tell yourself if your body is working healthy or not.

Women now feel comfortable and safe talking about their menstrual cycles and the things they go through. On the other hand,  men are reported to be more protective and cautious towards women during their menstruation.

Every woman has always experienced the change in the quality and appearance of her blood flow.

Let’s see what your blood color has to say about your periods.

Blood Color And Periods

A Mix Of Red And Gray Color:

Girls, if you see such fluid on your sanitary pads, then you can have an infection!

It can also be some major infection such as STD and STI.

You would have also experienced foul and unpleasant smell because of this fluid. We highly advise you to visit your doctor and get the right treatment.

If you are pregnant and gray fluid discharges from your body, then it can be a sign of miscarriage.

It is highly recommended to see a Doctor immediately.

Brown Color:

The brown color fluid is usually normal so don’t panic when you find a brownish shade in your blood discharge.

It is because of the uterine lining and blood that makes their way out of the body.

If you are pregnant and you find brown blood spots, it is good to consult a doctor as it can be a missed miscarriage.

When the flow of the fluid is slow, your blood can take a longer time to get discharged from the body.

When the blood stays in your uterus for a longer time, it turns brown, and the fluid can be the left over from your last period cycle.

Pink Color:

If you find your menstrual blood in the pink shade, then you can have low estrogen levels in your body.

Studies found that women who are fitness and workout enthusiasts can have lower estrogen levels in their body compared to other women.

If you are expecting good news and you see pink fluid making a way out, then it is a sign of miscarriage.

Other symptoms can also include cramping, loss of pregnancy and passage of tissues.

Research says that other reasons for pink flow can also be due to perimenopause, poor nutrition and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Orange Color:

Some people have reported that they experience orange color fluid on their pads and tampons.

It causes when the blood from uterus gets mixed with cervical fluid that leads to changing appearance in color.

It is said that the reason behind orange discharge is the same as the pink blood release.

Orange blood can be associated with implantation spotting, and not all women experience such spotting. If a woman finds such spotting that doesn’t turn out to be period, it can be a better idea to take a pregnancy test.

This can also be a sign of bacterial infection or sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the body causing orange blood release.

Thick Red Color With Clots:

If a woman comes across such blood fluid, then she can have low progesterone levels and high estrogen levels in her body.

The clotting during periods are said to be normal, but the larger cloth size can be an indication of severe hormonal imbalance in the body.

If someone has clots that brings heavy bleeding, then it is advised to consult a doctor and take necessary guidelines.
Different Blood Colors Say About Your Periods

Bright Red:

The bright red color of your fluid is the sign of healthy and regular menstrual cycle.

Every woman’s definition of being normal can be different, but a consistently bright, cranberry red flow indicates a healthy sanitary track.

The bright red color might also signal you with some infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea which is caused due to bleeding between periods.

If you spot such blood before the start of your menstrual cycle, it is advised to contact your doctor.

Polyps and Fibroids are two noncancerous growths in the uterus that can cause heavy discharge of blood during the menstrual cycle.

Black Color:

If you see black colored blood, then it’s nothing to worry about!

The black color is actually dark brown color and is related to older blood present in the uterus.

Black colored blood usually take the longest time compared to brown blood to discharge from the body and the uterus.

Watery Color:

Many women with nutritional deficiency can experience such flow of blood during their menstruation.

This white-ish, transparent discharge can be the symptom of severe anemia and can cause your period blood getting lighter and bit heavier.

Watery period blood is thin and is said to be new blood flowing from the uterus.

A woman who experiences such heavy flow of blood is called Menorrhagia.

Maintain Hygiene

Periods are one of healthiest sign and women can tend to experience a wide range of colors and menstrual blood textures in their lifetime.

It is good that woman pays extra attention to their health and periods.

A regular nutritious intake and body checkups can help women maintain their hygiene.

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