Depending on when you menstruate, your menstrual blood may change from day to day. Periods display a sort of colour wheel, with each person's unique colour ranging from the vivid red hues that many have grown accustomed to on the first day of bleeding to the deeper tones that are occasionally accompanied by blood clots.
Even though every month is unique, it's still critical to monitor the appearance of your period and keep an eye out for any unusual changes or issues. Making informed decisions about your period thanks to a better understanding of it can help you take charge of your health. Even though it's common for period blood to gravitate toward different hues on the colour wheel, certain tones can indicate physical changes and other underlying causes.
Here are some things your period blood's colour can tell you about your health, according to Healthline:
Blood that is bright red is frequently visible when bleeding first starts. Since it has just left your private organ, it is common to experience new blood at the start of your period. Those who experience cramps frequently also have bright red blood. Cramps are brought on by the contraction of the uterus, which leads to an increase in blood flow.
Blood from a period that is dark red, brown, or black is older. During a cycle, the blood often flows more slowly and changes colour as it becomes darker. When old blood from the uterine lining's deepest layers is released, the bleeding also becomes less severe.
Pink blood often develops when light bleeding and white vaginal discharge combine, giving it a pinkish hue. Extremely brief periods can also appear pink. Due to their tendency to anticipate lighter cycles, those who use birth control frequently experience pink periods.
Grey vaginal discharge can infrequently occur and is usually recognised as an indication of bacterial vaginosis, a vaginal infection that needs to be treated effectively only once.
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