The color of your period blood says a lot about your health
Your period can tell you a lot about your health. In fact, last year the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published a report recommending that it be viewed as a vital sign the same way your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature are. Why? Because in addition to telling you whether you’re pregnant or not, your period can provide key insights into your hormone health—and your hormones keep everything from your brain to your reproductive system running smoothly. (Speed up your progress towards your weight-loss goals with Women’s Health’s Look Better Naked DVD.)
While what’s normal for one woman may not be normal for another, there are a few changes you should watch out for, particularly when it comes to the color of your flow. Below, find six things your period blood is trying to tell you about your health.