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East Elmhurst, NY
A 19-year-old female asked:

Hi! i had my paraguard inserted in april and i've been having some trouble this menstrual cycle. my period is a dark brown color and has a strong odor?

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 27 years experience
Do not worry: dark brown blood does not mean any abnormality slow bleeding and blood staying in vagina before coming out makes it dark odor is usually from urine staying causing wetness washing after urination can eliminate that problem to rule out vaginal infection
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