What does the color of menstrual blood say about our health?

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Have you ever wondered how important the color of menstrual blood is? It is worth watching it closely because the color of menstrual blood can give us a lot of information about our health condition. Careful observation will allow you to react quickly and consult a doctor as soon as possible

Do not underestimate the signals your body gives you!

In schools and many homes menstruation is still not talked about enough, or even worse, not at all. During education we do not always get information about the correct appearance and color of menstrual blood. This is unfortunate, because this kind of knowledge allows for early notice of alarming symptoms and quick consultation with a doctor.

Experts from the American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are of the opinion (their report can be found HERE ) that the observation of the monthly cycle can serve as a real assessment of a woman’s health. This also applies to the color of menstrual blood, which varies from light pink, to orange, to red, to brown, to black. Many women also develop clots during menstruation. Did you know that the color of your menstrual blood tells us important information about your current state of health? What symptoms should worry us and what does a particular color of menstrual blood mean specifically?

An unusual color of menstrual blood is only one of the signals that the body sends us. The sooner we learn to read them, the better for our health. Remember that the first days of your period are associated with intense spotting in an almost blood-red shade. This is the natural course of events because the uterus is shrinking and getting rid of the exfoliated epithelium. However, when the time of intense spotting is prolonged, a red warning light should come on.

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The shade of spotting does matter!

Delicate spotting in a shade of brown happens most often before the period. When menstrual blood is bright red, it is most likely that we are just beginning our menstrual cycle. The blood then can take on different shades, more orange, pink or bright red

The shade of menstrual blood can also have quite a strong orange tone, contrary to the fears of many ladies – this is not a cause for concern. The orange color of blood can be the result of cervical secretions mixing with blood. However, it is worth considering the possibility that the orange hue is an early symptom of a vaginal infection. This fact may be indicated by an unpleasant odor. Then it will be necessary to consult a gynecologist.

When the period is halfway through, the blood becomes dark red. The blood sometimes turns a very dark color, even black, but this is not a worrying symptom. If the color of menstrual blood is grayish, it may be a symptom of an infection or a sexually transmitted disease, you should be concerned. You should immediately see a gynecologist.

Menstrual blood that is too light may indicate a vitamin deficiency and general weakness of the body. If it istoo dark, it means that the endometrium (mucous membrane naturally lining theuterine cavity) from previous cycleswas probably present in the u terus. Fortunately, this is not associated with any unpleasant or harmful symptoms.

How not to harm your body and enjoy full health? A healthy lifestyle is the key to maintaining balance in our body. Stress also has a negative impact on our body and may disrupt menstrual cycle. Reducing stress, regular visits to the doctor and diet are also important preventive measures

Read also: Menstrual cup – an alternative to pads and tampons. Why is it worth using?

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