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Health, Menstruation Top 10 things you need to know about menstrual blood

Top 10 things you need to know about menstrual blood

By Glowpink Staff   

Here’s a fact for you, you know that women menstruate on an average for 42 years and 13 times a year, making that over 540 periods in a life time and here are the top 10 things you should definitely know about your menstrual blood that you loose in every period.

Menstrual blood

Menstrual blood

  1. Menstrual blood is not a normal blood, but has a different composition and constitute cells from the mucous lining of vagina, uterine tissue and bacteria of vaginal flora.
  2. The composition of menstrual blood varies from a woman to a woman and also cycle to cycle, the composition also changes with the age
  3. Menstrual blood is thicker than ordinary blood and the colour of the blood in the periods is bright red colour , similar to cranberry juice.
  4. Blood clots in menstrual blood flow is normal and can be simply a part of your normal menstruation.
  5. If blood flow in menstruation is very heavy and the clots are large and thick, then it is not normal
  6. The average amount of menstrual blood flow during periods is 35 ml ( about 2.4 tablespoons) with 10–80 ml (1–6 tablespoons of menstrual blood) considered typical.
  7. flow of more than 80 ml (or 16 soaked sanitary products) per menstrual period is considered menorrhagia (Very heavy blood flow)
  8. It’s a myth that very heavy blood flow happens only with women who have given birth, adolescent girls and women who are approaching menopause are usually are at high risk of menorrhagia
  9. Unless a woman has a blood related illness, the menstrual blood is harmless and no toxins are released in the blood flow.
  10. Amount of iron lost in menstruation fluid is very less for most of the women, but Heavy menstrual bleeding happening monthly can result in anemia.
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