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blood during period is black, what does that mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is likely: Old, deoxygenated blood.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can you have a light flow of brownish blood for a week and a week later have your period.?

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Dr. Vladimir Grebennikov
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Yes, it's possible..: However, it's not normal. Most probably, it is because of endometriosis. Seeing your gyn will make things more clear.
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A member asked:

What does it mean when you start your period and your blood is a dark brown almost black color?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Old blood: The color of your blood solely depends on how long it's been since it was shed from your endometrium, or lining of your uterus. Dark brown blood solely means that the blood has left the lining awhile ago. This is typical and normal at the beginning and end of one's cycle.
Saint Louis, MO
A 28-year-old female asked:

What does it mean to spot blood 2 weeks before my next period is due?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Implantation? : If sexually active, could be implantation bleeding. Check a home pregnancy test.
A member asked:

What happens when your on your period? There is brown gooey stuff coming from my midsection, but i haven't seen any blood

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Likely light flow: If the blood from the period is coming out slowly then the blood can turn brown and be thick. It sounds like this period so far is different than usual. You can see what happens in the next few days - if it becomes more normal or not. If the bleeding stays much lighter than usual consider taking a pregnancy test.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Where dose period blood come from?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Uterus: In detail, your uteral lining called the endometrium becomes engorged with bood due to effects of estrogen. When levels of estrogen peaks and dips, the blood gorged endometrium is no long maintained and thus menses occur. There are other hormones at play including progesterone, lh, fsh all of which are vital to ovulation and menstural cycle. Hope this helps. Otherwise you can look up further.

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