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What causes brown blood at end of period

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Sex during periods is not the explanation. One possibility is implantation spotting. If you miss your period, do a home pregnancy test.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Old blood: This was most likely old blood and or fragments of tissue in your uterus from your last period and passed in your vagina rather than blood from your u ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The brown color indicates "old" blood. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal l ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: Some of the blood gets altered due to admixture with the lining of the uterus that is shed during menstruation. It is a normal thing. If you do not wi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones off: This most likely cause is that your hormones are off this cycle. If that is the cause, it will correct on its own next cycle. Other causes can be a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unstable lining: When this happens it's solely due to our hormones. And uterine lining may be unstable and thus having this spotting before your period and then the d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginal bleeding: There are too many possible causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding to even guess at the cause. She needs to see her doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood : Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown d/c is: usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. You could have an imbalance of estrogen / progesterone with some break through bleeding.
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