Understanding period blood colour
Your period colour can highlight possible health concerns, which makes understanding it important
Period blood colour: What does it mean?
If you’ve noticed a change in your period blood colour, you may be wondering whether it’s a cause for concern. We asked Dr Samantha Wild, Clinical
Lead for Women’s Health at Bupa Health Clinics, to answer some of your questions about periods. Join us as she takes us through a handy period colour
What's a normal period blood colour?
Normal period blood can be red, pink, brown or black. The colour of your period blood can depend on how heavy your flow is, where you are in your cycle and how long the blood has been in your body for.
Period blood colour alone isn’t enough to say whether a period is 'normal’. If you’re experiencing symptoms like pain, spotting, itching or an irregular odour, please book an appointment with a health professional.
Don't worry, you're not alone
Our research shows that lots of us turn to Google to check whether we need to be worried about periods.
In the last year, searches have increased significantly:
Research taken from Google Keyword Planner, UK average monthly search volumes April 2022 March 2023