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is brown blood a sign of a period? i am 5 months post partum and have not yet gotten my first period but i noticed brown blood in my underwear.

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
14 years experience Gynecology
Spotting: Just spotting now. Are you breast feeding? Any chance you're pregnant? What are you using for contraception? Maybe your period is coming. Reply and maybe i can help. Or talk to your obgyn.
Answered on Apr 25, 2014
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