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Change in blood consistency - good or bad?

By July 13, 2010 - 7:58am
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For the past two years, my period has been very regular, my blood has been a deep, red color and very thick (rarely any clots though.) Most recently, I was two weeks late and now the blood is watery and bright red. I also experienced no cramps and no PMS, which is extremely rare. My diet has changed this past month - I'm assuming it's due to that but I'm wondering if this major change in consistency means anything about hormone levels, healthy or unhealthy diet, etc. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

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I have the exact same symptoms. Noticed this was posted 2 yrs ago. Did you ever find out what it was or did it just go away?


October 17, 2012 - 2:34am

Hi waspy,
I can happen for your period to be irregular when it previously was regular. Our bodies are constantly changing, and being affected by the environment, new diet, exercise, stress, etc. Generally speaking though, I've been told most irregular periods can be tracked for a month or two and if the condition persists, make an appointment to be checked out.
I was recommended a book called, "A Woman's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, The Brain, and Emotional Health." It deals with exactly what you are talking about. There also is an article on EmpowHer: http://www.empowher.com/menstrual-cycle/content/what-normal-period?page=0,0
What's the bottom line? If you're concerned about your cycle, you should give your doctor's office a call and at least speak with a nurse on staff to determine if what you're experiencing warrants a visit with the doctor.

July 13, 2010 - 8:49am
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