Black Period Blood: Causes and Treatment

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Menses is a regular discharge of mucosal tissue and blood through the vagina every month which starts between the age of 12 and 13. According to the American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that period is used as a healthy sign for a woman. There are various characteristics of the period which includes its length, colour and texture of blood indicating vital signs regarding health. There are different colours of menstrual blood that may range from bright red to orange, brown to black.

Black Period Blood: Symptoms and Treatment

Black vaginal discharge may be alarming situation, but it isn’t always a reason for concern. This colour may be seen throughout the menstrual cycle, usually around the time of regular period. Oxidation of blood is seen when the blood takes extra time to exit in the uterus. This causes blood to appear a shade of brown to dark brown or black in colour. The colour may be seen as coffee grounds. In some cases black discharge is a reason to consult a doctor. Following are the symptoms to watch for –

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