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Last month I had a very long period 7 days when my period last around 5 days this month my period started 9 days early and the blood is a brownish almost black color what could be the causes of this Should I be worried

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May be a temporary: hormonal imbalance. The blood is brown because there is old blood / tissue being cleaned from the uterus.
Dr. Mark Wert
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Irregular Menses: A lot of factors effect your length of and "heaviness" of a woman's monthly cycle. Teenage, body weight, exercise and athletic training, thyroid, med... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormon... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It may be normal: It may be normal but you should discuss with your gynecologist if you are concerned.
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Questions for U :): Don't worry! "darker blood" at the end of your cycle is normal. It means the blood has been in the vagina longer, similar to when you're cut fresh bl... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Not normal: Consistent pain with sex, and consistent bleeding with sex are not normal. Don't worry, but you'll want to be checked by a doctor if this persists.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: This is a low dose pill and stimulates very little growth of the endometrium so there is little to bleed off with your period. It is one of the non-co... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doct... Read More
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Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. Wait and see what happens but if concerned see your doc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
RECHECK FEW DAYS: What you did not let us know is if you had unprotected sex. If so then you need to recheck the pregnancy test. Now the pregnancy tests are very accura... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberlynn Heller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Irregular bleeding: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes... Read More

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