You may notice different colors of menstrual blood that may range from bright red to orange, brown to black. Though most colors may be considered healthy or normal, some may be a reason to visit your doctor. Why can your period blood be black?
Admit it: You've absolutely inspected your discharge before how can you not, when it's right there on your underwear?! Most of the time it probably looks pretty normal —white or clear, a bit stretchy, and wet, clearly—but Don't freak—at least not yet.
A bit of a milky colour is completely normal and will usually appear just after or just before your period. Oh yes, it comes in other colours too! So fun.
You may see this color throughout your cycle, usually around the time of your regular menstrual period. When blood takes extra time to exit the uterus, it oxidizes. This can cause it to appear a shade of brown to dark brown or black in color. It may even resemble coffee grounds.
Vaginal discharges are normal and help keeps your vagina moist and comfortable. Normal vaginal discharge is clear or white. When it dries on your underwear it looks yellow and has a slight smell.
What's coming out of your body is a pretty good indicator of what's happening inside your body, and the same is true for your vagina. Whether you're experiencing white vaginal discharge, yellow discharge, slippery discharge, or a thick or smelly discharge, it can tell you a lot about what's going on down there. While most changes in vaginal discharge and smell are normal, others can signify anything from an STD to whether you just need to drink more water.
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Every woman has some vaginal discharge. It is completely normal and serves a good purpose.
IT'S something all women get, but we hardly ever talk about it. Knowing how much discharge is normal, what colour it should be and what it should smell like can actually help you spot some serious health problems, including STIs. Discharge is essentially a form of mucus that is produced from the cervix, the opening of the womb.