Why Does Menstrual Blood Still Turn Blackish Brown Even After 3 Days?
Hello Doctor, I’m Huja 16 years old. I want to ask, why for menstruation this time from the beginning of menstruation until the third day of menstruation the blood that comes out remains blackish brown and thick like that? Please answer yes, I’m a little worried whether it is an indication of internal medicine or what? And what steps should I do. Thank you, doctor.
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Menstrual blood is normally brownish red, although it can also vary from bright red, dark brown, to black. These conditions do not always indicate abnormal things, but only variations. Dark brown to black brown blood generally comes out at the beginning of menstruation and at the end of menstruation. Menstrual blood can also be blackish brown in color if it stays long in the uterus or in the vagina after it is released from the uterine wall. Women who often use tight and padded pants, use tampons, tend to bleed more brownish and thicker because blood is not flowing too smoothly.
As long as your menstrual period is normal (between 21-35 days), menstruation occurs for 2-7 days, the amount issued is not excessive, you do not feel other symptoms such as excessive abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, odor, etc., then you have nothing to worry about.
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