7 Things You Can Learn About Your Health From The Color Of Your Period Blood

Date July 3, 2018

We all know what periods are and, thankfully, we can talk about them without all the stigma that was once attached to the topic.

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You may have wondered why your period blood differs in color on certain days or months. Does this have anything to do with your health? Well, to a large extent, it does. Let's see how.

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1. It has a pinkish color

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This may signify that you have low estrogen levels. It has been proven that women who are very physically active, especially those who run, may have lower estrogen levels than others.

2. Too light and watery

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If you notice that your period blood is almost colorless or very light pink in color, this may be due to a deficiency in healthy nutrients. You may even have ovarian cancer. Don't panic, though, as fallopian tube cancer only occurs in less than 2 percent of gynecological cancers. But you should bring the situation up with your doctor.

3. Dark brown color

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This is apparently no cause for concern as it happens when some 'old blood' has been in your uterus for a long time. There is no known reason for this.

4. Thick, jam-like color

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If you notice thick blood that has a jam-like color with clots, it may mean you have low progesterone and high estrogen levels. Usually, you do not need to worry, but when the clots are large and many, you may have a hormonal imbalance or fibroids.

5. Greyish mixed with red

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It could be one of two things. If you are pregnant, it may mean you are having an early miscarriage, and if you're not, then you may have an STD.

6. Cranberry red

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This is a sign that you're healthy and everything is working as it should.

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7. Orange

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This could also mean you have an infection, especially when it's combined with bad odor and severe pain.

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Now you know what to look out for. If anything looks off, you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible, as it's better to be safe than sorry.

Source: Prevention

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