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i just started my period and my blood is brown

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That's ok - it is: Most likely old ; deoxygenated blood.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as ... Read More
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Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
YES,IT'S LIGHT: THIS JUST MEANS YOUR 1ST DAY IS LIGHT.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Black = old blood : The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There may be a: little hormonal imbalance as the process begins. The brown clumps are likely just old blood/ tissue being cleaned from the uterus.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Natrusl clots: Anytime there is bleeding in a healthy individual, there will be clotting. This is a sign of health.
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Vag Bleeding: First check a pregnancy test. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition. But ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If you have heavy flow with clots some thing is irritating the lining ( endometrium ), like fibroids, displaced iud etc, see your gyn doctor for caus ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Menstrual bleeding: The average blood lost in a normal menstrual period is 30 ml, or about 2 teaspoons. A heavy period is defined as 80 ml (about 2 tablespoons) or greate ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: No. But you may perceive less blood because you do not appreciate how much the tampon has absorbed. Feminine hygiene products do not change the mense ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tampon: Try using tampons instead of pads. This might work better. Your gynecologist can also offer many treatments to lighten periods

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