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Hi laci! I started my period last week. I noticed it is smelling weird like a metal and looks very brow and clumps. Please help me know what is normal with my period, I don’t want anything to be wrong!
Awww. Congratulations on getting your period! Menarche is so exciting.
Everything you’re experiencing is 100% normal. That metallic smell is the iron in your blood. That’s a good thing! Keep in mind, the smell may also change.
Blood which is older turns brownish, also normal. Newer blood will be bright red. I notice that the beginning of my period tends to be bright red and it gets darker toward the end, when the blood is older.
As for the clumps, this tends to happen during the heaviest part of your period. When your uterus is shedding its lining, your body will also release a chemical to make the blood stay thin to help it come out of the vagina. When you’re at the heaviest part of your period and expelling a lot at once, sometimes there’s not enough of that chemical to thin the blood out. It’s nothing to worry about.
Happy period-ing. You got this. :)