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A 25-year-old female asked:

I had my baby 7 weeks ago. i had a very heavy period two weeks ago. now im spotting dark brown blood with some cramping. is this normal?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Normal period: the timing is correct for you to have had a normal period. This cycle happens to be heavier only because it is also getting rid of whatever residual lining you had been developing during the past few weeks, which lasted longer than your average cycle. I would not be concerned unless you are bleeding much more heavily and consistently.

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Last updated May 8, 2015

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