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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
26 years experience Gynecology
Do not worry: dark brown blood does not mean any abnormality slow bleeding and blood staying in vagina before coming out makes it dark odor is usually from urine st ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Referred pain: At your age, and from your symptoms, the pain is probably related to your period. The body refers the pain from an internal organ to the musculoskele ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dark blood: Dark, thick blood can be older blood (mixed in with tissue) that is being sloughed.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood : Brown discharge is just old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. This is common after a menstrual cycle.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: There is great variation in the amount of bleeding experienced by women when they are having their periods. If 1 day of spotting is typical for you, t ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably just fine: Most women will occasionally experience irregular cycles, unscheduled spotting/ bleeding, and/ or heavier/ lighter flows. One's cycle, at times, can ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Probably ok: I assume you are asking about why your periods have changed. After OCPs have been consumed for a while, many people will experience decreased bleedin ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nexplanon : As with all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is the major side effect. This could be no bleeding at all, bleeding every day, or any ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
It is not uncommon..: ..to have some irregular bleeding after tubal ligation. There can be some changes in hormones. Not sure, but possibly clump is just old clotted blood. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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