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What Does the Color of Your Period Blood Mean?

red explosion
May 31, 2017

Your period blood can range from pink to rust-colored, but what does each color mean? Each period is unique and different for each woman and your coloring may not be the same as your friend or sister. Here is how to de-code your period color to see what is normal and when you should be alarmed.

Dark Brown

Although brown may not be the color that you think of when you think of blood; don’t worry, this color is totally normal. This dark brown color just means the blood is older. Sometimes, the blood has been sitting in your uterine lining since your previous period or it’s just taking longer to leave your body which gives it more time to oxidize and turn a darker color. Typically, women see this color towards the beginning or end of their cycle when the flow is lighter.

Dark Red

Many women typically see this color when they first wake up in the morning or during the middle of their cycle. This color means the blood has been sitting in your uterine lining a little longer.

Bright Red/Cranberry Color

Cranberry or bright red period blood means the blood is new and typically indicates that you are having a healthy period. You will usually see this color during the middle of your period or when your flow is heavy, although some women see this color during their entire cycle.

Grey and Red

If you see grey clumps in your blood, you may have an infection such as an STD or STI or may be experiencing a miscarriage. Even if you think it may not be either of these things, you should call or visit your gynecologist ASAP.

5 Free Apps to Make Tracking Your Period Easy + Fun

Two excited young girls using mobile phones while sitting at the cafe outdoors and pointing finger
October 6, 2016

Guestimating doesn’t cut it. With today’s technology, you shouldn’t have to throw a dart at the calendar to know when you need to stock up on dark chocolate and tampons. These 5 apps are fun and easy, just like your period would be in an ideal world.


Choose your adventure. You set up the app to say if you are trying to conceive, manage fertility treatments, or avoid pregnancy. On the days that it projects you will get your period, it gives tips like “pamper yourself.” That’s advice anyone can get behind. You can also log your physical and emotional well-being and read daily articles about sex, fertility, and all that womanly jazz.



Stay on top of your flow. Cycles gives you reminders on the estimated start of your period, ovulation, PMS, etc. It’s also a great reminder to take your birth control pill with check marks “taken,” “missed,” and “late” to keep you on track. If you get the PRO version of the app, you can connect with your partner so they know exactly when to come over, rub your feet, and spoon-feed you ice cream.



Period tracker meets best friend squad. Eve is a sex/body/period positive platform for women to connect with each other and have discussions on love, sex, and health. It’s kind of a nice reminder that we’re all in this together. You can also keep a log of your sex drive, how you’re feeling, and your mood. Oh, and on top of all of that, it also tracks your period.



Although this app won’t tell you who killed Colonel Mustard in the hall with the candlestick, it will keep track of your period as well as fertility and flow. You can add someone else’s cycle or invite someone to view your cycle, so they can get a clue (aka, now is not the time to piss me off). 


Period Tracker

“Dear Uterus…” On Period Tracker you can keep a journal of your thoughts of the day, moods, and flow. Our favorite feature of this app is that you can sync it to your phone calendar so that you don’t have to go into the app to know when you are expected to start.


10 GIFs That Perfectly Sum Up Being On Your Period

Dog with ice pack on head
September 28, 2016

One ticket for the emotional rollercoaster, please. Thanks!

1. Getting your period in public when you forgot to pack tampons.

2. Being tired for absolutely no reason.

3. Dishing out another $10 at the pharmacy for tampons.

4. Wanting to eat ALL the food!

5. Throwing yourself the biggest pity party.

6. When someone pisses you off.

7. Realizing you MAY have overreacted.

8. When you and your friends sync up.

9. Getting teary-eyed over an emotional commercial.

10. When you’re finally done, and you can say “buh-bye” to auntie flow.