Difference Between Menstrual Blood And Spots?
Good night DokSita Dita I want to ask: I menstruated on October 27, 2019, then in November I did not menstruate, on December 4, 2019 I tried a test and the results were negative, then on December 5, 2019 I menstruated, but whose blood was dark brown and clotted and even then only a little and lasts 3 days, usually I menstruate arrived 7-8 days and even then on the first day and second the blood is always a lot and translucent, but when menstruation now the blood is different and only a little. If my sister said it was a mole, but I asked my friend the midwife said that it is menstrual blood, which is my question, is it menstrual blood or is it spots? Please answer Mohon
Spots are generally bleeding outside of the menstrual period. The menstrual cycle itself is normally 21-35 days with a menstrual period of 2-7 days and the amount of menstrual blood 30-40 ml. It is possible that the bleeding you are experiencing is menstruating but the menstrual blood is small so it looks dark brown and only lasts for 3 days. But it does not rule out the possibility of blood is bleeding outside the menstrual period, blood implantation during early pregnancy, or bleeding due to injury or infection in the vagina and cervix.
Any complaints about your period that you experienced yesterday can be caused by the following factors:
Unhealthy lifestyle: drastic weight changes, smoking, lack of exercise, excessive exercise, body fatigue
Effects of contraception
Medical conditions: polycystic ovary syndrome, cysts, thyroid disorders
You don't need to worry for now. Try re-testing 2 weeks after the last testpack. To help launch your period, you can do the following tips:
Get enough rest
Maintain ideal body weight
Manage stress well
Keep the body from fatigue
Eat healthy and nutritionally balanced foods
Drink a lot of water
If menstruation is few and brief for a period of more than 3 times the menstrual cycle / more than 3 months, I suggest that you see a gynecologist directly so that the cause can be ascertained, if necessary ultrasound and blood tests can be done on you. If the cause is confirmed, you will be able to get further treatment that is more appropriate by the obstetrician.
Hope it helps you,