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Dose it really mean or has side effect if my period is balck or brown?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Normal: Having a period be black or brown blood simply means there wasn't much blood, and the blood sat in the uterus a while before coming out. Blood that sits changes color from red to dark red to black over time. So this color is a normal variation.

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