A 43-year-old member asked:
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what does it mean when you bleed black after 3 months of missing your period?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anovulatory bleeding: If you do not get your period, it does not mean that your uterus is not still responding to hormones produced by your ovaries. The lining can grow and begin to irregularly shed leading to breakthrough bleeding. Given your age (>40), you should go in to your doctor and get this checked out.
Answered on Mar 8, 2016

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal variation: It is normal for a woman's cycle to vary a couple days each month. The bleeding amount changes from day to day. If you start having very heavy bleedin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This is some left: Over, old, oxidize blood being released.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Probably: Breakthrough bleeding, although it could be your period coming a bit early.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not to worry: Brown/black blood just means it is not fresh blood, sometimes periods start this way.

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