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why is my period black and light

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check preg test: The first step is to do a home a pregnancy test. They are cheap, quick and reliable and then you will know for sure. If the test is negative you are n ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Old blood: Although it's not very unusual to have some dark red, brown, or even black blood or clots sometimes- which typically represents old blood from in the ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blood : Blood from the period can appear black especially towards the end of the period. It is usually nothing to be concerned about. If you have other sym ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Blood colors...: The color of blood relates to how long the blood has been sitting inside the body. Red is newer. Brown or black is older, as some of the blood produc ... Read More
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Dr. Helen Sandland
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Periods can be bright red if bleding is heavy or fresh, and can be dark rusty colored if light, or just the last days. As long as your periods are RE ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dark blood is : Usually old blood.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Black stool: Black stool could be a cause of blood in it or some medications like iron can make it black. It is not related to your periods.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Not sure: Black dots in period could be small blood clots but without looking at them it is hard to know. I recommend you show them to your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dark blood: Is usually old, deoxygenated blood.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Periods can differ greatly from month to month.

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