The Cause Of Menstrual Blood That Is Black And Smells Strange?

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Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask about the black blood that comes out during menstruation. a day ago there was a drop of blood on the underwear, then until evening it turned out that blackish brown blood came out which I thought was unusual and smelled a bit strange and like dregs in a sanitary napkin. Then this day it has stopped and it’s clean, what I ask is whether it includes menstruation or not? whereas my period should start in 5 days again based on fertile calendar app. if menstruation only lasts for 24 hours? r nThank you in advance for the doctor’s answer.

1 Answer:

Hello good morning Phiio.


Are you sexually active? Or are you currently using KB? Do your menstrual cycles usually come regularly?


Menstrual blood is generally red in color, but in some conditions, dark brown menstrual blood can occur and is normal. Usually this blackish brown blood occurs at the end of the menstrual cycle or just before menstruation. However, bleeding like this can also occur outside the menstrual cycle, in the following conditions:

in women who are using hormonal birth control, such as birth control pills, injection contraceptives, implant birth control, etc.
high psychological stress
physical activity that is too heavy so that the discharge of blood from the birth canal is in the form of spots
in women approaching menopause (usually elderly or elderly women)
miscarriage
the obstruction of blood flow from the uterus to the vagina
certain diseases of the reproductive organs, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, myoma, ovarian cysts, endometriosis / brown cysts (growth of tissue that makes up the uterine wall outside of its proper place, for example in the muscle layer or outside the uterine cavity), etc.


We cannot categorize what you experience with menstrual blood, because there is still the possibility that this bleeding is abnormal bleeding outside the menstrual cycle (as mentioned above, that there are possible causes such as hormonal disorders due to birth control, stress, activity physical, to certain diseases). If this is happening for the first time then you don't need to worry too much, but if this continues or always occurs in each of your menstrual cycles, then we recommend that you check with an obstetrician (SpOG). The doctor will conduct questions and answers regarding complaints, previous medical history, perform a physical examination, and perform additional examinations if needed such as an ultrasound examination. Treatment depends on the cause of the complaint (diagnosis).


Meanwhile, the recommendations we can provide for you include: avoiding psychological stress, getting enough rest, avoiding activities that are too strenuous, avoiding junk-food and eating healthy and nutritious foods. Beware if bleeding recurs, causing severe abdominal pain, weakness to fainting, and bleeding increases. If these things happen, immediately check with a doctor or the nearest Emergency Unit.

That's all, hope it helps.


Greetings, dr. Denisa

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