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my period is always black

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Old blood looks dark brown or black. Sounds as if your periods are fairly light. Are you taking hormones? Ask your doctor about the cause.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Black blood is : Usually older, deoxygenated blood. This is not a problem. If you bleed longer than seven days would consult with your gynecologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Fresh blood is bright red.Old blood turns dark brown or black with oxidation that's what the iron in the blood does.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This is what we would call breakthrough bleeding. It is common but not normal. Most often it's due to swings or fluctuations in hormones. At 39 years ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You are shedding: Older, deoxygenated blood.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulation: Often there is some bleeding at the time of ovulation. That blood can be slow to come out. By the time you see the blood it can be very dark or black ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily.: This is usually older blood.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
All that means is: That the blood is old and deoxygenated. Don't worry.
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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Dark menstrual blood: At the beginning of your period, the dark blood may be dried blood/tissue left over at the end of the last cycle that didn't get completely expelled f ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This can be old,: Deoxygenated blood ; tissue being cleaned out of the uterus. You might have some imbalance of estrogen or estrogen.

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