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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Changes can occur: Most people will notice a change in their menstrual bleeding when starting an ocp, or when changing to a new bcp. Dark brown period is within the nor ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood : Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That's old: Deoxygenated blood.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
"Older": That is usually the result of "older" blood that has been in the uterus or vagina a little bit longer. It is still normal. If you have abnormal disc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Brignoni
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal bleeding: Dark brown blood is oxidized blood, not fresh bleeding. This can be an off cycle, or associated with inflammation of the cervix, endocervical or endo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Hormone cycle: dark brown discharge is actually of menstrual blood and mucous. Your hormone levels vary from month to month and the causes of irregular bleeding can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
15 years experience Pediatrics
Menstruation: This is completely normal. As long as she is getting her periods at regular intervals, she is not needing to change her pads excessively, and her peri ... Read More

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