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why is my period brown and stringy

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Menstrual changes?: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or even a missed per ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Small amnt of blood: 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This type of discharge at this time of the cycle is usually due to hormone changes at ovulation
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: It is most probably normal.It is the left over blood after the periods in the uterus
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
May be old blood: If it persists go see your gynecologist.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Progesterone: This could indicate a luteal phase Progesterone deficiency. I suggest seeing a holistic md and getting serum testing of your hormone levels during da ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be: A brown stringy discharge can be normal at the start of a period especially with the use of some contraceptives but it can also be a sign of implantat ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
An exam: You could schedule a pelvic exam and ask for STD testing. If this only occurs around your period then you are likely just seeing blood. Blood will ch ... Read More

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