Post # 1
Sorry for the tmi question but I’d like to hear some responses about the color of your period blood…I went off the pill 2 months ago after being on it for 8 years and honestly can’t remember how it’s supposed to look. On the pill my periods were a rusty brown color most of the time and very light. Yesterday when my period started it was almost black with streaks of bright red when I took out the first tampon. Since then it’s been brownish with bright red streaks(more brown than red though)…I have no clue if it’s supposed to be completely bright red the entire time and something is wrong? Sorry for asking such a personal question but feel free to respond with your experiences! Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
I think it’s different for everyone. On heavy days, mine is bright red, and may/may not have clumps of almost black in it. For me, it usually tapers from bright to medium red and then on light days either pink or brownish.
I think you should only be concerned if you notice a lot of clumps of actual tissue and have prolonged heavy bleeding.
Post # 3
MissCountryGirl727: Thank you for replying!! Good to know 🙂
Post # 4
Weddingobsessed: It should be relatively fresh (bright). Brown or dark means it’s old/has taken a while to exit the uterus.
Post # 5
Weddingobsessed: On the pill mine would only last about 2 days and no bright red. Just brownish red and “clumpy” sorry if thats a gross discription. Off the pill I find that it is much longer (~5 days) and much more bright red. But like MissCountryGirl said, everyone is different. If you are concerned about it talk to your doctor.
Post # 6
I think you should talk to your doctor. Tell them what you’ve been experiencing. See what they say. Many of us can tell you what we get each cycle, but it’ll all differ. I have PCOS and Endo, and I wouldn’t tell you what I experience, because I don’t want to make you think you have those issues. Know what I mean? The Internet has too much info, often times scary. Your doctor should give you the info and answers you need!
Post # 7
My period blood is often mostly brown. And I have always bled very little. But for the record, I have two healthy kids and had no trouble conceiving.
Post # 8
Weddingobsessed: totally normal. I expeienced similar changes as well….and I have a friend who is a doctor (she used to work on a special ward for pregnant women as well….like strange one in a million cases). I asked her about it and wanted to make sure it was normal and she said it was….when you hit diff stages of life and ages things change… flow, colour, etc etc… unless your missing periods and having no signs of O then there shouldnt be anything to worry about
Post # 9
This is why I love the bee! We can get real and gross and talk about women’s issues without having to embarrass ourselves! Love it!