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A 18-year-old female asked:

My period was 3 weeks late, i got it yesterday morning it started off really dark brown, now this morning it is bright red, really heavy and painful. ?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Heavy period: It is very common for late periods to be very heavy. The lining of the uterus can build up quite a lot when periods are late; this causes the period to be very heavy. Brown blood generally is older blood - blood that has taken longer to come out. Red blood is fresher and is associated with heavy bleeding usually.
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