Know What The Colour Of Your Menstrual Flow Means

Get To Know What The Colour Of Your Menstrual Flow Means
women, all experience menstrual differently, they all have questioned menstrual flow especially the colour of it.

Pay ATTENTION! to the following:
Changes in cycle length
Flow volume

MENTRUAL_CYCLE : First day of one period to first day of the next period.
Average: 28days
Normal: 21-35days
MENSTRUAL_PERIOD: The days of bleeding.
Normal: 3-8days.

Normal: 1-6 tablespoons
MENARCHE: Onset of first menses.
Normal: 8-16years
MENOPAUSE: Cessation of Menses.
Normal: 45-55years
Menstrual blood may be brown, black, dark red, bright red, pink, orange or gray.

The colour may not signify anything serious.
Keep in mind that the darker colours (brown, black) signify old blood or blood that has reacted with air(oxygen) the same way the blood on a bandaged fresh wound changes from bright red to dark after sometime.
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 your uterine lining from your previous cycle which most times takes a while to leave your body.
This is usually the colour 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.
If you notice a cranberry-like shade on your pad or tampoon 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 really a good sign that everything is functioning properly.
Okay now, IT’S time to PANIC!!. Gray or off-white clumps mixed in your blood almost always signals bad news. if you are sexually active, it could mean 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 ASAP!!.
Have you recently started exercising frequently, lifting heavy weights or running? Well, you may start to notice a pinkish, lighter-than-usual flow. Also if you are on some sort of hormonal birth control, it could cause your estrogen level to drop thus the lighter shade. Poor diet can also be the cause of the pink coloured blood

Birth control
Hormonal imbalance
Too much exercise
Poor diet/Nutrition
Sudden weight gain/loss
Low body fat
Prolonged/heaving bleeding.
Severe pain
Bleeding between periods.
Changing pads less than 2hourly
Sudden absent or irregular menses
Bleeding after menopause.
Pay attention!
Your Menses may give information about your overall healt


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