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Dr. Stephen Ram Dr. Ram
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Auckland School of Medicine
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Black blood and some small clots for the past three days some small bit of blood in urine never had black blood before period always end?

Black blood and some small clots for the past three days some small bit of blood in urine never had black blood before period always end?

Needs assessment: 2 things are needed fairly promptly here: 1) a pregnancy test and if positive urgent medical attention and 2) a urinalysis to check no infection. There are a variety of other possibilities including pelvic infection, other urinary tract problem that require examination and tests but rapidly excluding a pregnancy related problem or kidney infection is quite important. All the best.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How come I have black blood before my period?

How come I have black blood before my period?

This could be the: Initiation of your period. The black blood may be a combination of de-oxygenated old blood with sloughed endometrial tissue.

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Black "blood" a week before period should start. Sometimes has red mixed in. No pain, no smell. Is this normal? Should I be worried? HELP

Black "blood" a week before period should start. Sometimes has red mixed in. No pain, no smell. Is this normal? Should I be worried? HELP

Early cycle: Most women have a 28 day menstrual cycle however it is not uncommon for some women to have a 21 day cycle so it's possible that you are having your period 1 week early and that your next might go back to normal. Nothing to worry about right now unless you are in severe pain or bleeding very very heavily.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Streak of blood two days before period?

Streak of blood two days before period?

That is normal: It is normal to have streak of blood 2days before periods.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Dr. Kenneth Crabb Dr. Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Will there be blood 5 days before period starts?

Will there be blood 5 days before period starts?

Possible: Period started slowly, trauma, and other causes.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Is it normal to have blood one week before period?

Is it normal to have blood one week before period?

Yes: It's normal to have some spotting before you get your period, especially if you aren't taking any hormones or birth control pills.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I'm on my 3rd period which was late, and the blood is blackish brown?

All that means is: That the blood is old and deoxygenated. Don't worry.

Dr. Janice Alexander Dr. Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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My wife found dark brown blood 4days before period. What does that indicate?

Fibroid, cyst, pg?: Problems that can cause dark bleeding prior to menses include a fibroid of the uterus, a cyst on an ovary, inflammation of the cervix with or without infection and a pregnancy. She should see a provider and check this out.

Dr. Karen Dantin Dr. Dantin
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Dr. Mazin Abdullah Dr. Abdullah
Fertility Medicine
11 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Had period for 3 days instead of 5 and on the 4day it wasn't blood it was black, can u tell me why this is so?

Probably normal: Menstrual flow can vary from month to month. So having a 3 day menstrual flow instead of 5 is normal. Also having black flow is normal. Black just means that your normal menstrual blood clotted. Nothing to worry about.

Dr. Zach Patrick Dr. Patrick
Emergency Medicine
9 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days, 1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood?

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.

Dr. Scott Musinski Dr. Musinski
Obstetrics & Gynecology
31 years in practice
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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

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

If: If your menstrual periods were previously regular, common causes of irregular bleeding are anovulation and pregnancy. If a pregnancy test is negative you may not have ovulated or have ovulated later in the cycle.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Spotted fresh blood for a week then stared period 3 days later on time. What causes spotted before period? 31 and never spotted before.

Spotted fresh blood for a week then stared period 3 days later on time. What causes spotted before period? 31 and never spotted before.

Hormones: Hormones are the most likely cause for spotting. Although a polyp or fibroid in uterus could cause as well. See if it continues. If continues see a gynecologist to get checked out.

Dr. Daniel Rychlik Dr. Rychlik
Fertility Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I don't get may period monthly I have sum times every 3 months n when I do get it. It comes out realy but realy dark the blood like black?

Menses: Women who don't have regular menses should get evaluated by a doctor. There are many causes why this may be happening.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Had protected sex month before period. Period was short, blood was dark and brown stuff. Kept stopping a day and starting. What could be wrong?

Had protected sex month before period. Period was short, blood was dark and brown stuff. Kept stopping a day and starting. What could be wrong?

Period dribbler: Sometimes the lining of the womb comes off irregularly producing the kind of period that you have had.

Dr. Andrew Villa Dr. Villa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Is it bad if your period blood is black?

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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I'm seeing black blood in my period, help?

That just means that: It is older blood being cleaned from your uterus.