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Black Blood At Beginning Of Period
Blood colors...: The color of blood relates to how long the blood has been sitting inside the body. Red is newer. Brown or black is older, as some of the blood products have started to break down. If there are no additional symptoms, and if periods are regular in timing and not too heavy, having brown/black/red colors may be normal. One can ask the doctor about it during one's annual exam (sooner if worried). ...Read more
First day of cycle, blood is black. No missed periods, or light cycles. End of cycles usually brown. No changes in day routine. Why black at start?
Altered blood: Menstrual blood get altered due to admixture with endometrial lining, and fluids in the reproductive tract. It is not abnormal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Brown Discharge: This is one of the most common questions on this application. This is normal. It is not to be worried about. ...Read more
Common: It is not strictly "normal" but it happens very frequently and all is well. You'd need an actual exam/ eval with a doctor in person to say more, good wishes! ...Read more
What does black blood with large clots and painful cramping at the very beginning of period indicate?
Dysmenorrhea:: That's the name for painful periods. The color of the blood changes during the course of the period and doesn't have much significance (unless it was green or blue!) It's important to make sure you don't have a chronic infection, if you have had unprotected sex. Discuss other options for decreasing pain during periods. BTW, simethicone (Gas-x) can help with the bloating/diarrhea. ...Read more
Early period, cycle about 26 days, brown discharge, then full on blood. This is the third day of blood. Pregnant or implantation?
Peroids: Is this a change from your usual period? Generally very common to have this. As long as no pain, odor, fevers, I would not be concerned. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Heavy bleeding with clots on the second day of my menstrual cycle. Thereafter it is normal. Also dark blackish bleeding after 10 days of the cycle end?
See your doctor: Bleeding 10 days after the period ends is not normal. It could be related to hormones or something else. I would see your doctor to figure it out. ...Read more
Blood clots in the menstrual flow,horrible pain,late.period,bowel&bladder pain,dark discharge at the end of period for3days
No intercourse,not married?
Mostly not a problem: If the period starts with just a little blood, and the blood comes out of the uterus slowly, then the blood will be brown. So this is usually not a problem. However as you get closer to menopause it is more common for the period to change, sometimes start heavy, sometimes with spotting, sometimes go longer or shorter than usual. If you spot for days check with your doctor. ...Read more
My period is 2 days early but first day was very light and I usually have heavy flow. The bleeding instead of increasing decreased and at the end of d?
All that means is: That the blood is old and deoxygenated. Don't worry. ...Read more
?: Is this a change for you? Could just be old blood ...Read more
Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days,1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood ?
Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal life stressors. You should reset to a normal period within the next two months. If you miss your next period, take a home pregnancy test. For any other concerns please see you doctor. ...Read more
I just get my maturation period last 26 of december 2011.And again i get januarary 5 2012. How it heppen/? Black blood is comming
Doubtful: Dark menstrual blood is usually indicative of older blood - blood that has remained on the uterus of vagina longer. It is usually not very heavy. Changes to your menstrual cycles are common as women get closer to menopause. Significant changes in your menstrual cycle should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Not to worry.: Black blood is older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the vagina. ...Read more
Old Blood: This is more common when changing hormonal contraception or from endometrium that didn't shed with the previous cycle. Old endometrium or old blood is darker, often stickier & is not a problem unless it persists. After 3 similar menstrual cycles with dark black blood, see your gyn for an eval. Take care. ...Read more
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