​What Your Period Blood Consistency Means About Your Health

Even if you’ve consistently had your period every month for most of your life, it’s totally normal to have questions about what exactly is coming out of your body—especially since the consistency of menstrual blood isn’t always, well, consistent. “A fun fact is that menstrual blood is different from blood anywhere else in body in that it usually doesn’t clot, which makes sense because if the blood immediately clotted then it wouldn’t come out,” says ob-gyn Jennifer Ashton, M.D. So if your period’s different from the blood in other parts…

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