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A 23-year-old female asked:

my period blood is very light in color. like it's not really red, nor brown. why is that?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Period: Hi, that could happen sometimes but if there is any change of pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test of course.
Dr. JAMES THREATTE
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
May not be period: blood is usually red, brown or black.

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I have my period but nothing comes out no blood just white/black liquid what does that mean?

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Pregnant?: White, mild discharge from the vagina is usually normal and due to hormones. Sometimes old blood can appear dark brown as it is exposed to the air. If your most recent period was lighter or shorter than usual, it is possible you are pregnant and it was not a true period. It might be a good idea to visit a doctor or take a home pregnancy test.
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I am on my period a blood came out. It look strange it was wierd it was small with a string on it the string attach to it . What could have caused it?

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Was it a tampon?: Might you have forgotten that you had a tampon in your vagina?
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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I took care of a patient with similar situation. It was a tampon - with the cardboard applicator... Patient almost developed into septic picture. Remove it - consider a thorough GYN exam to ensure it is all out and not anything else.
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I am on my period. A wierd blood clog came out with a string attach to it. I do not wear tampons?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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Why is my period blood brown?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
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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