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my period is brown and clotty

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This may be: Older, deoxygenated blood and tissue being shed from the uterus.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Popov
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably normal: What you describe sounds normal. Many women have brownish flow initially which can also be quite light. As bleeding increases, the color usually turns ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That the blood is: Older and deoxygenated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Brown blood: Is often deoxygenated (older) blood.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It could be the : Start of a period. Brown discharge can represent old blood being cleaned from the uterus.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Normal variant: Periods change each decade or so - you're heading into the "perimenopausal" time period so irregular periods are even more common. Even so, remember ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: However, brown blood is often older, deoxygenated blood and may come toward the end of the period.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It is normal to have less flow with darker color while on OC's.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This may be your: Period. Brown discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Period blood: Color of menstrual blood is not normally of clinical significance.

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