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A 27-year-old female asked:

I had a dark brown period with only a few tinges of light red blood and this only lasted 2 days my period lasts normally 5-7 should i be concerned?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Irregular Menses: It is common for young women to occasionally have their periods last longer/shorter, come early/late or miss them all together. If u had unprotected sex w/i past month, check pregnancy test. If irregular periods persist > 2 mos, see ur clinician. If ur sexually active, and don't desire pregnancy, consider hormonal contraception, which can regulate your cycles while preventing unintended pregnancy
Dr. Diana Alanis
Specializes in Family Medicine
Irregular period: Menstrual cycles can vary from month to month. If a woman is sexually active an irregularity could signify pregnancy so a pregnancy test is helpful. If this problem persists for 2 months then she should seek care from her primary physician or gynecologist.

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