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what's the cause of the period becoming black at the beginning of the cycle ?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Fresh blood is bright red.Old blood turns dark brown or black with oxidation that's what the iron in the blood does.
Answered on May 4, 2016
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