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Menstrual bleeding color

Menstrual bleeding can acquire different colors or tones depending on the volume of flow and the day of the period. Next, let's figure out what each type of bleeding may mean:

Pale red
slight bleeding, usually at the beginning of menstruation.
Orange-red
is associated with a possible infection.
Bright red
heavy menstrual bleeding.
Dark red
old blood from the last days of the period.
Brown or black
traces of endometrial tissue in the blood.
By MD (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 06/10/2019
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