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what does it mean when your menstrual blood is brown

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Older blood: In a normal menstrual cycle, bleeding occurs within the uterus. Depending on how long the blood remains in the uterus, it will turn from bright red to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may be : Caused by older blood ; tissue being cleaned from the uterus.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't worry about: color of blood. This is likely older blood being cleaned from the uterus and is not of clinical significance. Take care.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anovulatory bleeding: You could have hormonal disorder, mass on uterus, or infection. See your doctor who will help you discover and treat the problem.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check PG test: Whenever there is a change in a period, & no birth control measures are in place, the first thing to do is to check for pregnancy. Home pregnancy ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peyman Zandieh
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: Do a pregnancy test!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) : This could be breakthrough bleeding from the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) as it can take about 6 to 12 months for all the Depo-Provera to leave ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Dark brown menstrual blood is old blood. Often when bleeding is not very heavy then blood sits longer in the uterus before coming out into the vagina ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: Blood changes color as it oxidizes and begins to break down. It simply reflects how long it has been sitting in the uterus and the back of the vagina.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NOT Pregnant: If menstruating, you would not be pregnant, and the color of the blood flow has nothing to do with being pregnant. I suspect as the flow becomes more ... Read More
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