Seven shades of period blood - what the color of your period blood means

By Katharina

Seven shades of period blood - what the color of your period blood means

One look at your Phia Cup reveals more than you think - that's why we're talking about the color of your period blood. Is it normal for the blood to become darker towards the end of the period? Why is my blood sometimes bright red and sometimes mixed with darker tissue? This article will answer these and many other questions so that you can become an expert on your period blood.

Light red: all fine!

Yey, your period is safe and sound. If your period blood is bright red, everything is wonderful. The uterus is happy, and you can lie on the sofa equipped with a hot water bottle, your favorite ice cream, or whatever you feel like during your period. 

If you're wondering why there's sometimes darker tissue in your otherwise light blood: it's all good! This is usually tissue from the uterus that is carried out with your period blood. 

Small tip: If the blood in your Phia Cup is bright red, that is usually also a sign that your blood is flowing relatively fast. It is therefore best to change your Phia Cup regularly. 

Everything rose red

When you look at your Phia Cup, do you have the feeling that you see through rose-colored glasses? This is a sign your estrogen levels are low. This is for example the case, when your uterus prepares for a pregnancy. If this isn't the message you were hoping for, don't worry. Stress and an unhealthy diet can also lead to low estrogen levels. We recommend having a break, grab some healthy food and try to integrate tranquility into your everyday life. 

Oops, it’s getting dark: brown and black blood.

Dark red, brown, black - your period blood can also take on these colors. We have some good news: As long as your period blood is not consistently brown or black, there is no reason to worry. If you remember the last time you unintentionally cut yourself, you probably remember that your blood turned dark after a certain time. This happens because blood oxidizes in the air. Especially towards the end of your period your blood flows slower and has more time to oxidate. That’s why it turns darker at the end of your period. However, if the blood is dark in color throughout the whole cycle, please have your gynecologist check it out. 

Gray, green, yellow: Time to see your gyn

Your period blood is not red, but green, yellow or gray? This may be a sign of an infection or an STD. Your gynecologist can help you quickly, so we recommend that you visit a doctor you trust. 

So many colors, so many meanings! The color of your period blood can change during your cycle. While the blood tends to be brownish at the beginning and towards the end, it can glow a rich red on the second or third day. This is perfectly normal and no cause for concern. The Phia Cup can help you get to know your period blood and your body better. As always, knowledge is key :-)