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Sussex, WI
A 23-year-old female asked:

Period five days late. started brown, then pink, then red. now mix of brown, dark red and light. usually it's heavy and bright red. what changed it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test, just to be sure. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
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