Think of your period as a sort of mood ring for your body. Color variations can be a unique personality trait of your uterus — or they could be a sign of something more serious.
Although most blood colors aren’t a cause for concern, some could be a reason to visit your doctor.
Blood which is pinkish in color
-We all know that blood is supposed to be red. But there are certain situations in which it might start appearing pink. This happens when the levels of estrogen in your body are very low.
This is not something to be taken lightly. Not only is a healthy estrogen level needed for hormonal balance, loss of estrogen might indicate bone related troubles such as osteoporosis when you get older.
-If your period blood is so light in color that it appears like water you might be suffering from severe nutrient deficiency.
It might also be an indication of ovarian cancer. Don’t panic if this is the case, just book an appointment with your gynecologist soon.
Dark brown period blood
-If your blood is way too dark red that it seems brownish, it might mean that this isn’t as fresh and must have been within you for quite some time.
Not to worry though, it is a very common thing to happen and has not been associated with any health trouble so far.
Thick viscosity, the consistency of jam
-If your period blood comes with clots that look like globs of jam- you might be suffering from hormonal imbalance.
This happens when the levels of progesterone in your body are much lower and estrogen is at an all-time high. Your uterus might also have the presence of fibroids if these clots are too frequent. Nothing much to worry about though.
Blood which looks like a mixture of grey and red
-Grey color making an appearance in your period blood is definitely not a good sign. First of all, if you have missed a couple of periods before this- it might mean that you were pregnant and miscarried.
Otherwise, it is a sign of an STD or STI. So you should get yourself checked soon.
Blood which can be described as cranberry red
-This is the safest option.
It means s that you are healthy and having a healthy period. However, you should still see your gynecologist at regular intervals.
Blood which is orange tinged
-Orange blood too is not a good indication like grey blood. It usually means an STD or STI.
But the orange blood won’t be the only thing strange in your pants if that’s the case.
You would also suffer from severe pains and a very bad odor if STD or STI is a possibility.