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Menopause

My period is orange--Why?

03/05/2007

Question:

I am only 30 and this month my period was strange it started out brown then heavy dark now its more orange someone told me menopause the blood could be orange but I am too young right is this normal ? also I been taking motrin alot since a neck injury could this be the cause ?

Answer:

The color of menstrual blood has nothing to do with menopause.  When blood falls on white fabric, it looks red at first and with time it turns brown.  The same color change happens in the body if the blood comes out very slowly.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati