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what does it mean when your period blood is brown

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not to worry.: Brown blood is just older, more deoxygenated blood.
A female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Period color: Hi, there are 2 possibilities, 1- mixing the period blood with discharge from ur cervix 2- infection plz see ur MD for pelvic exam.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: There is nothing abnormal about that. Pushing is called "valsalva." It tightens the muscles.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That's ok - it is: Most likely old ; deoxygenated blood.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Black = old blood : The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There may be a: little hormonal imbalance as the process begins. The brown clumps are likely just old blood/ tissue being cleaned from the uterus.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doubtful: Dark menstrual blood is usually indicative of older blood - blood that has remained on the uterus of vagina longer. It is usually not very heavy. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The color of : Menstrual blood is usually not significant.

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