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is menstrual blood different from regular blood

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a Doctor: It can be several things, from hormonal to cysts, to abnormal pregnancies.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Bleed: See a gynecologist if persists
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Days of period: If it looks like old blood (all brown), then that means the actual bleeding stopped a day or so prior to that. If there's any bright blood, then you' ... Read More
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A 31-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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Is this: The first time this has happened? If so it may be a transient hormonal irregularity. Watch it for a week and if it resolves, leave it be. If it persis ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual cycle: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. Slight variation month ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Unlikely Pregnancy: Clots are not an uncommon part of menstrual bleeding. This occurs when tissue of the uterine lining is shed (mistaken for clot) or when blood pools i ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not pregnant yet: Since you took a pregnancy test this implies that you are sexually active. Consider starting birth control to prevent being a teen mother. This will a ... Read More

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