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A 46-year-old female asked:

what cause you to pass dark blood a week after your period?

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Dr. Kathleen Trebian
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hormones, infections: Abnormal bleeding can be a sign of an infection, changing hormones, a polyp in the uterus or cervix. It is important to have a physical to check for problems.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does dark blood mean your period is ending?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Menstruation: Not necessarily.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Whats those it mean when you spot dark blood after period?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Menstrual spotting: Dark red spotting after a period is very common at the end of a menstrual cycle. The dark color of the blood is a result of a slower rate of bleeding, which then forms clots and then gets expelled from the vagina at a slower rate than at the beginning of the cycle. It usually does not represent anything harmful. If it continues, seek medical consultation to determine the cause.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What does dark blood right before your period mean?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Menstrual spotting: Dark red blood is blood that is bleeding more slowly from the uterus. It has time to combine with oxygen which darkens the color, and sometimes clots. Early spotting is usually normal, and represents the beginning of a cycle, the sluffing off of the uterine lining at a slower rate than mid-cycle where the blood is bright red in color.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have dark blood at start of period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not to worry.: That is just older blood being cleaned from your uterus.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2013

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