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Code Red! "Why is My Period Blood Different Colours? A Teens Guide


Hey there! Alright, let's talk about the rainbow of colours your period blood might show up in. 💧🌈 Understanding the colours of your period blood can give you valuable insights into your menstrual health.


Period Blood colours by Code Red Period Products

Let’s dive into the fascinating world of period blood colours. As a teenager, understanding what your menstrual blood colours mean can empower you to take better care of your health. So, grab a cup of tea (or hot chocolate) and let’s explore!


Decoding Period Blood Colours For Teens : What Does Each Shade Say?


1. Bright Red:

  • What It Means: Bright red blood indicates fresh blood and a steady flow.

  • When You’ll See It: Typically during the initial days of your period.

  • Takeaway: No worries here! It’s just your uterus doing its thing.

2. Brown or Dark Red:

  • What It Means: Like black blood, brown or dark red is a sign of older blood.

  • When You’ll See It: At the beginning or end of your period.

  • Possible Causes:

  • Implantation Bleeding: Sometimes, brown spotting can be an early sign of pregnancy.

  • Lochia: After giving birth, you might experience dark red or brown vaginal discharge called lochia. It’s your body’s way of clearing out excess blood and tissue from the uterus.

  • Remember: If you’re pregnant or postpartum, consult your doctor if you notice unusual bleeding.

3. Black:

  • What It Means: Black blood appears when blood has taken longer to leave the uterus and has had time to oxidise.

  • Possible Causes:

  • Old Blood: It’s often seen at the beginning or end of your period.

  • Vaginal Blockage: Rarely, black blood might indicate a blockage inside your vagina.

  • Watch Out For:

  • Foul-Smelling Discharge

  • Fever

  • Difficulty Urinating

  • Itching or Swelling Around the Vagina

4. Grey or Orange:

  • What It Means: Grey or orange-coloured blood could be a sign of infection.

  • When to Investigate Further: If you notice these colours, it’s best to consult your doctor.

  • Stay Informed: Regular check-ups and awareness are essential for your well-being.



Remember, every body is unique, and your period might vary from month to month. If you ever feel concerned about your menstrual health, don’t hesitate to reach out to a healthcare professional. 🌸

For more detailed information, you can also explore resources from Code Red Period Products "Interactive Journal" Or purchase the full "Period Starter Kit", Or drop Code Red a message and we will get back to you.


Sources: Medical News Today’s period blood chart or Bupa UK’s insights. Stay informed, stay healthy! 💪🩸

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