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A 29-year-old female asked:

Bright red first day of period, normally lasts 4 days. second day and so on been dark brownish but its not my normal period my pads been clean its when i wipe myself i see the brown color, what can it be? please help! not pregnant

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 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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Last updated Nov 10, 2019

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