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should I be concerned with a dark brown period

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Irregular Menses: It is common for young women to occasionally have their periods last longer/shorter, come early/late or miss them all together. If u had unprotected ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not a problem: Color of menstrual blood is usually of no clinical significance. Take care.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Baughn
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood: Blood.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Dark blood just mean that its old. May be the period started when you were sleeping, so the blood wasn't releasing from your body.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
23 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It is usually related when taking birth control pills, Depo-Provera shots or any other hormone method of contraception. But it could also be pregnancy ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Change in periods : Need more information but this can be a normal change.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Pajaro
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Midcycle bleeding, especially if it's thick and dark, should be evaluated by your gyn. It may be anything from infection to miscarriage (if you are se ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxwell Dartey
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Postcoital bleeding: The dark brwn color may be due to irritation of your cervix from friction.If your pap smears have been normal in tha past this may not be any serious ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No need to: It appears that you are having a regular period, that unfortunately rules out pregnancy. You may do a pregnancy test in a week or so. I wish you good ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
This I normal: Many women have bleeding after a pap smear. The small brush that is used to get the cells inside your cervix for a sample can cause a little bleeding

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