A 23-year-old female asked:
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why is my period always black from start to finish? it can sometimes be dark brown and very rarely is red. it has been like this for years.

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Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Old blood looks dark brown or black. Sounds as if your periods are fairly light. Are you taking hormones? Ask your doctor about the cause.
Answered on Apr 11, 2013

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Not a problem: Color of menstrual blood is usually of no clinical significance. Take care.

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