Menstrual blood color changing due to stress and grieving?
Earlier this month my mother died. The day after I received the news and was leaving to attend to her affairs, I got my period (most inopportune timing ever). My period was really, really off-kilter from what it normally is. It was a lot shorter and almost the whole time it was a blackish color. It had its moments of looking dark red, but for the most part it stayed black.
I know that stress and grieving can affect your period, but is it normal for it to change colors like that? At the time I didn't deal with it because I had so much else going on, but now that some time has passed I'm starting to get a little worried about it. I know older blood can be black in color, but does it make sense for almost all of my period to be that way?