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why does my period start with brown blood

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Brown discharge is typically light bleeding. Irregular bleeding/brown discharge is common in the first 3 months of birth control pills, and can also ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Brownish or darker: blood generally means that it is old(er) blood -- in your case meaning it may have stayed in your uterus a day or two longer than it should. I don't ... Read More
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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Old blood: Brown blood is blood that is coming out so slowly that it is oxidizing. Fast bleeding is red. Very slow bleeding can look brown. I wouldn't consi ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely yes: If the bleeding pattern is about monthly and you have other symptoms of a period like cramping, breast tenderness then likely this is a period. Per ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: 'old blood' , blood not bleeding fresh out of blood vessel, turns brown after exposure to air and certain chemical environments. This is normal.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Old blood: Your uterus is evacuating it's lining as well as the blood that comes from the shedding process. The blood has been collecting in the uterus and thus ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Older: Brown blood usually just means its older, this is really common towards the end of a period.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Popov
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait and see: A woman has several hundred periods in her lifetime and so some irregularity is acceptable. If your irregularity were to continue, i would recommend a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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The brownish color: is old vaginal and menstrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical secretion ( mucous).

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