What The Colour Of Your Period Blood Says About Your Health

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Ladies, most of us would not even have considered paying close attention to our period blood, right? Well, did you know that the colour of our period blood can actually say a lot about the state of our health?

We know that every woman, once she hits puberty, starts her menstruation process and gets her periods every month.

Menstruation is a process in which, the inner lining of the uterus sheds every month ejecting out blood and mucous tissues, through the vagina.

Usually, most women start their menstruation around the age of 12 and it ends when they are between the ages of 45-55. The ceasing of the menstrual period is known as menopause.

Also Read : Remedies For Irregular Periods

During and even before a woman's monthly periods, a lot of hormonal changes occur, which can have both positive and negative effects on her health.

A recent research study has found that even the colour of our period blood could tell us certain things about our health; find out what they are, here.


1. Pinkish

If you notice that the colour of your period blood is pinkish, it could mean that your estrogen levels are low. Low estrogen levels can cause serious hormonal imbalances and ailments like osteoporosis.


2. Watery Red

If the colour of your period blood is watery red, it could mean that you could be suffering from nutritional disorders or aneamia, as your period blood is not as thick as it normally should be!


3. Dark Brown

If you notice that your period blood has a dark brown hue, then it could mean that your uterine lining has been particularly thick that month, and you have nothing to worry about!


4. Thick Jam Coloured

If you notice that your period blood is thick, jam colored, with clots, it could mean that you have low progesterone levels and a high estrogen level, which is definitely a sign of hormonal imbalance. This color and texture of period blood can also indicate the development of uterine fibroids.


5. Greyish Red

Being affected with certain sexually transmitted diseases or infections can make the colour of your period blood, grayish red, accompanied by a foul odour.


6. Cranberry Red

If your period blood is cranberry red and bright, then there is some good news for you, it means that you are at the peak of your heath!

Read more about: blood, periods, menstruation, uterus
Story first published: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 11:30 [IST]
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