using great big words that they don't understand (siimpletwist) wrote in vaginapagina,
using great big words that they don't understand

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? 

Thanks for any information you can give me!
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