If you drop on your period and see anything but red, don’t panic. Period blood is not always red, and various colors of blood can imply lots of things. Different blood colors are not often a cause for alarm. But occasionally, they might be a sign of something that needs a visit with a healthcare professional….CONTINUE READING HERE
Hence, reverencing a publication in Healthline, this article explains what pink and dark red period blood colors mean:
What does pink period blood mean?
Pink blood at the starting or end of your period, particularly if you are spotting, is often just blood that is been diluted by cervical fluid. However, other things associated with pink blood include
1. Lochia: From day 4 onward, lochia or postpartum bleeding can be pinkish or brownish.
2. Low estrogen: Sometimes pink menstrual blood is a symptom of low estrogen levels in the body. Estrogen assists to stabilize the uterine lining. Without estrogen, you might shed the lining at times other times in your cycle, resulting in the spotting of various hues, including pink.
3. Perimenopause, menopause, and using estrogen-free hormonal birth control, such as minipill or a hormonal IUD, can trigger low estrogen.
4. Ovulation: Some people encounter spotting during ovulation, which often happens around mid-cycle. Ovulation can equally trigger an increase in cervical fluid, which can pass blood and make it light red or pink.
5. Miscarriage: If you are pregnant, a gush of clear or pink fluid from the private organ may be a sign of miscarriage.
What does dark red blood mean?
You may see dark red period blood when you first stand up in the morning or after lying down for some time. The deep red shade may be caused by gravity keeping the blood sitting in the womb for a while, but not long enough to oxidize to the point of turning brown. Dark red blood is equally associated with:
1. The end of your period: Dark red blood close to the end of your period can be the result of your slowing flow.
2. Lochia: Postpartum bleeding is usually dark red and heavy for the first 3 days. After that, the blood gets darker as the bleeding slows….CONTINUE READING HERE