WHAT COLOR IS YOUR FLOW? What you can tell from your menstrual blood

Did you know that the color of your menstrual blood speaks to you?

Before addressing the issue of blood color it is important to remember how our menstrual cycle is able to send us feedback, available in real time, on the health of our body.

Have you ever paid attention to what your period is trying to tell you?
To understand what your period is saying about the well-being of your physical and emotional state, one of the things to do is to carefully observe the color of the blood when you are in the bathroom.
Did you know that the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently declared the menstrual cycle as the "fifth vital sign " of people who menstruate?

So pay attention to the various discolourations of your menstrual blood! Because the color of the blood indicates your state of well-being.

What should be the color of your menstrual blood
If your flow is purple
Your blood may be brown in color
What does it mean if your flow is pink
Why is your menstrual blood orange?
Five tips to take immediate action if your blood color isn't bright red

What should be the color of your menstrual blood

To be healthy, your blood color must be cherry-like in color. When in the bathroom, look on your washable panties or your blood-colored toilet paper. We reveal a huge truth! If your blood is bright red , your hormones are balanced so celebrate your menstrual cycle as a vital sign!

If your flow is purple

Sometimes, however, it may happen that the color of your blood is not exactly as described and that it may be purple. Don't be scared! It could be that your estrogen levels are too high compared to progesterone . In this case, we advise you to pay more attention to the presence of additional symptoms related to the menstrual cycle. For example, do you have cramps during your period? Do you have mood swings? Are you feeling a little depressed *? If you answered yes, we recommend that you have a gynecological examination, tell your doctor about your symptoms and find ways to balance your hormones. A transvaginal or pelvic ultrasound could rule out the possible appearance of fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.

Your blood may be brown in color

Conversely, if you notice your blood color is brown, progesterone will be a bit low. The blood in this case turns brown because your uterus does not empty completely and the mucous membrane tends to oxidize and turn brown. The cause is low progesterone levels! In fact, if you are trying to have a baby this condition will give you a hard time, especially in maintaining a pregnancy until the first trimester. People who have low progesterone levels also have other associated symptoms, such as: mood swings, anxiety, depression, migraines, sleep disturbance, and low libido levels.

What does it mean if your flow is pink?

Let's say the color of the blood is pink , be careful! The cause could be a low level of estrogen. When there is a reduction in estrogen, the uterine lining does not build up as it should inside the uterus. What could be the associated symptoms? Short courses, less than 21 days, or you may experience loss of elasticity of the skin and vaginal mucous membranes. These symptoms are related to the stage of peri menopause, but can also be common in young people.

Why is your menstrual blood orange?

But that's not all!
Sometimes your menstrual blood may appear orange to gray in color. In this case, the doctor will certainly find ongoing inflammation. During menstruation, not only blood comes out of our vagina , but also vaginal fluid, when there is an alteration of the vaginal fluid due to an infection, this also alters the color of the blood until it becomes orange and sometimes gray . Vaginal alterations are very frequent due to a lowering of our immune defenses and of those microorganisms that are responsible for defending our vaginal flora from external attacks. How to increase your immune defenses and help the vaginal bacterial flora to be strong and resistant?
Use suitable menstrual devices, such as washable pads, vaginal cup and absorbent panties .
Everything inside commercial tampons and sanitary pads alters our vaginal flora, exposing it to infections.

Five tips to take immediate action if your blood color isn't bright red

The first thing to do is undoubtedly observe and pay attention to all the signals that our menstrual cycle sends us.
It is not enough just to think about the physical sensations we experience during the menstrual cycle such as: menstrual cramps, the craving for sweet or the levels of irritability we have.

But it is important to take care of our menstrual cycle in other aspects as well.

  1. Evaluate the length of your cycle, in fact it should be between 28 and 32 days, any intermediate point is fine as long as it is consistent with you.
  1. Pay attention to the length of the menstrual flow, the ideal should be four to seven days.
  1. Pay attention to the amount of menstrual blood, if your flow is so abundant that it often stains your clothes or you have to change your sanitary pad or panties every hour, it is not normal.
  1. Also, take a good look at the color of your menstrual blood, it should be bright red from the beginning to the end of your menstruation.
  1. Finally, if you notice that your menstrual cycle is trying to tell you that there is something wrong with your body, listen to it, investigate and consult an expert.