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my menstrual period is always a lot and very painful. this month, it barely bled and i had no pain and my blood was brown. is this normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Black = old blood : The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation.
Answered on Jan 21, 2016
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