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i just started my period and its brown

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Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
MANY CAUSES: First thing i would do is check a pregnancy test! there are many causes of changes to your menses and cramping such as stress, infections, pregnancy ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Periods: You must make an appointment to see your Gynecologist as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: What's your question ?
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Menses: The brown represents old blood and is likely just clearing out before new blood from this month will start. This is not an unusual occurrence . Noth ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Old blood: Brown can be old blood. So it may be the very beginning of your period.
A female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
See your physician : If you have symptoms which are not usual it is important you see your physician to check for infection or cyst,
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Color change: does not suggest anything serious or extraordinary.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: Flagystatin is used to treat infections and should not have any effect on menses. Please see you gynecologist to make sure nothing else is wrong.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleeding: Either you are pregnant or having irregular cycles. Check a upt and if negative see your doc about the birth control pill to regale your cycles if it ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: With the unusually short and light period you described, you could be pregnant. Please do a pregnancy test.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = old blood: 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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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Wait it out: Give your period time. Not every period is like the other and five it a few months of cycles to see how it "behaves". If continued problems, seek MD.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
?pregnancy: Could you be pregnant? Find out. If pregnant, you need to see your doctor. If not, wait it out or next menses.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
M.D. visit: If there a chance of pregnancy, I would recommend being seen today by your OB/GYN. If there is fever or if the pain worsens/persists, an urgent visit ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise and Period: Having some variations in your period can be sometimes normal. Changes occur especially when you exercise that can affect the length of your period. T ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood: Brown discharge is old blood. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual cycle: Any woman of child bearing age who is "late" should do a urine pregnancy test. Assuming yours is negative, there are several things that could change ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Other than pregnancy, it might be that you didn't ovulate for a cycle. As the lining of your uterus gets thicker, it may break off as spotting. Spot ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Can be: Sometimes you may pass old blood which may have a brownish color to it, while new/fresh blood will be bright red. These are both normal as long as no ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Breakthrough: Breakthrough bleeding occurs sometimes when you first start taking the pill but is usually temporary. Don't miss pills and take your pill at the same ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: There are many causes for irregular periods. Take a pregnancy test if there is any chance of pregnancy. If not then stress, hormonal shifts or thyroid ... Read More
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Dr. Natalya Danilyants
16 years experience Gynecology
Menstrual changes: First step, if you are sexually active, is to check a pregnancy test. If negative, then other causes for late menses would include intense exercise, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal : Any bleeding or spotting in between your cycles is not normal can happen due to several causes.See your doctor for further evaluation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1st check preg test : Over the counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. Go do one first to make sure. If you don't want to be pregnant see your doctor for effective ... Read More
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