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Lima, OH
A 18-year-old female asked:

I was on the implanon birth control for 3 years & afterwards i got the nexplanon ive had it for 2 years somewhere in those 5 years i started having all brown periods i'm on my period now and i found actual red blood on my pad but i haven't had in yrs?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Menstrual blood: The color of menstrual blood is not usually important. It has more to do with how old the blood is and if it has gone through chemical oxidation or not. A change in color is not a sign of something harmful.
Last updated Aug 16, 2017

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