Get to know what the colour of your menstrual flow means


All women experience menstruation differently, they all have questioned menstrual flow especially the colour of it.

Pay attention to the following:

πŸ‘‰ Changes in cycle length

πŸ‘‰ Change in flow volume

πŸ‘‰ Pain

πŸ‘‰ Colour

Menstrual cycle: First day of ones period to the first day of the next Period.

Average:28 days

Normal: 21- 35 days

Menstrual period: The days of the bleeding

Normal: 3- 8 days

Blood loss:

Normal: 1- 6 tablespoon

Menarche: Onset of first menses.

Normal: 8- 16 years

Menopause:Cessation of menses.

Normal:45- 55

πŸ‘ŒMenstrual blood may be brown, black, dark red, bright red, pink, orange or gray.

πŸ‘ŒThe colour may not signify anything serious

πŸ‘ŒKeep in mind that the darker colours (brown and black) signify old blood or blood that has reacted with air (oxygen) the same way the blood on a bandaged fresh changes from bright red to dark after sometime.

πŸ‘‰Dark brown : You may see dark brown blood at the beginning or the end of your cycle But It Is Normal .This colour is perfectly normal, it actually tells you that the blood is old, the blood at times sits in uterine lining from your previous cycle which most times takes a while to leave your body.

πŸ‘‰Dark red: This is usually the colour that you will see, first thing in the morning after you have been lying down for a while, or during the middle of your cycle when your flow is starting to slow down. This Is Also Normal.

πŸ‘‰Bright red: If you notice a cranberry like shade on your pad or tampon it means the blood is new perhaps it is your first day. This Is Normal. This colour usually means that your flow is heavy but it is usually a good sign that everything is functioning well.

πŸ‘‰ A mixture of gray and red: okay now it is time to PANIC! Gray or off-white clumps mixed in your blood always signify a bad news. If you are sexually active, it means you have contracted some form of STI or STD . However, if you are pregnant then you may be experiencing a miscarriage. Either way, it goes you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.

πŸ‘‰ Pink: Have you recently started exercising frequently,lifting heavy weight or running? Well, you may start to notice a pinkish, lighter than your usual flow. Also if you are on some sort of hormonal birth control, it could cause your estrogen levels to drop. Thus the lighter shade. Poor diet can also be the cause of the pink coloured blood.

Causes of absent menses:

1. Birth control

2. Hormonal imbalance

3. Medication

4. Illness

5. Stress

6. Too much exercise

7. Poor diet or nutrition

8. Sudden weight gain or loss

9. Low body fat

10. Menopause


πŸ‘‰ Prolong or heavy bleeding

πŸ‘‰ Severe pain

πŸ‘‰ Bleeding between period

πŸ‘‰ Changing pads less than 2hrs

πŸ‘‰ Dizziness

πŸ‘‰ Sudden absent or irregular menses

πŸ‘‰ Bleeding after menopause

Pay Attention!!!!

Your menses may give information about your over all health.

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