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What is the appearance of normal period blood

By Anonymous July 28, 2016 - 9:52am
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So I'm just wondering if it's normal to have a lot of clumps in period blood. On day 1 of my period there was a lot of clumps, I could even feel the texture of the clumps as they were released from me (ew IK). The clumps were very dark, they looked black and mushy, almost like the appearance of wet soil. The clumps were surrounded by the blood. On the second day the clumps were more stretchy and a lot like goo. They were also dark in colour. On the second day their were also less clumps. So is this normal? Also this isn't to do with the overall question but normally my period has a certain smell, but this time round it has no scent what so ever, is this due to the scented pads I'm using?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for reaching out to Empowher with your questions!

Period come in all colors, from light pink or mid red, dark red or sometimes a very dark red that almost looks black! Many women have large clots and some women only get them once of twice if their lives. Most of us have very small clots that look a bit like body tissue.

Sounds like your period is fine (was it on time? Had you been having unprotected sex?) and regarding the smell - a scented pad could certainly absorb some of the less appealing scent of blood.


July 28, 2016 - 6:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

It came earlier than usual and no I didn't have sex, just other stuff like foreplay! :) thanks for the info!

July 28, 2016 - 10:25pm
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