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A 30-year-old female asked:

What dose it mean when your period brown and bad pains?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Old blood: not necessarily abnormal, be patient you will be OK

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your period starts off brown?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That there is some: Older, deoxygenated blood being released from the uterus.
A 45-year-old member asked:

When your period comes out brown, what does that mean?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: The brown color is due to the degradation of blood from bright red to burgundy to brown to yellow. It means that the blood has been sitting in the vagina for some time to degrade.

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