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A 20-year-old female asked:

I got my period for 12 days. the first 5 days it was only brown and after the 5th day the blood was red. is that normal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Brown is older: blood and red new. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example).

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A 29-year-old female asked:

I'm on day 5 of my period. First 4 days were normal with brown blood on day 4. Today I had red blood, never happened before?! Is this ok?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Color of blood: The color of menstrual blood is not usually important or reflective of any particular abnormality.
Last updated Jul 26, 2016

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