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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi i got a dark black/brown period only for 4 days but my periods is usually 5 days.what does it mean???

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome.

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