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Black Brown Period
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?
Early period: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more
Clarify- see doctor: First question-you describe what sounds like a typical vaginal complaint but you list yourself as male. If you actually are male, you need to see a doctor right away if you are having blood and any kind of discharge from your penis. If you are female, this could be signs of a vaginal infection. Also, is there a possibility there is a retained tampon in your vagina?Also consider an STD-need testing ...Read more
Normal: period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the time of menses. as long as the discharge is not excessive, malodorous, or causing any itching, or pain, it can be normal. Keep watch and consult if getting worse. ...Read more
Probably not: The color of blood in menstruation darkens when the loss of blood is slow or exposed to oxygen for a longer period of time. You may be able to prove this with any fresh blood from a cut, nosebleed etc that is allowed to sit for a little while. It will darken with time. Vaginal ph and bacteria add to the change in color also. ...Read more
Saw brown gooey stuff on underwear. Next day was light brownish red bleeding , and now almost period like bleeding. Period was due 8th. Preg?
Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?
No: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you could see it. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Hey, what is this? 12 days late period white discharge then light bleeding red then spotting, then brown blood?
GYN: You must be examined and have the discharge examined. Abstained sexually until cleared. ...Read more
Left persistent breast swelling & lump,3rd period in 7wks and i now have black\brown period with bright red spotting only when i wipe, age 25.
Flu-like symptoms, severe lower abdominal pain, and black/brown period blood are some reoccuring symptoms. What is wrong?
See your doctor: With these symptoms, you need to be seen by your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
For the past 10 months I have been getting a brown/black period for about 4 days then my regular period starts (red blood/normal) what would cause thi?
Probably normal: The brown stuff is old blood that has taken a day or two to work its way out after being expelled from the uterus. IF! your menstrual timing, volume and length of flow is otherwise the same, it is fine. many people experience this after a cycle is over as well. You are probably have a day or two of very light/ low volume bleeding prior to the regular flow starting. ...Read more
I got a not so heavy flow of dark brown/black period that is 3 days early and no cramps at all which is unusual for me! could i be pregnant?
Normal: It's normal to have brown/black blood every period. Darker blood is just older blood. The uterus not evacuating quickly when there's blood there. You didn't say what was swollen, so hard to answer that part of question. And blood during sex would be normal during period. If not on period, could be from cervix or uterus. If cervix, make sure pap utd. If uterus, can be polyp or fibroid. ...Read more
My period stopped for 5 months now and instead I get black/brown discharges and no period. This has been happening for 5 months now. ?
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
First month on pill. White discharge followed by black, brown & red 6 day period. Tender breasts, sore tummy, bloating. Whats wrong??
Nothing: Usual side effects when you first start the pill, monitor, continue as is, if these symptoms are not too bothersome, otherwise contact your provider ...Read more
I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?
Spotting brown/black discharge yesterday.Period not for another 5-6 dys. I have 7 children. Could this discharge be implantation bleeding? On the pill
Not likely: Implantation bleeding, although talked a lot on this forum, rarely occurs and is rarely noticeable also the ocp is very effective. If you are spotting it is most likely a change in estrogen. If persists make an appointment with your doctor. Just as a side question did you have implantation bleeding with any of your 7 children? ...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 am 25 I had a period this month starting 4th October ended on 9th then another one started on 14th this time dark brown black colour. Why 2 periods?
I started getting a dark brown/black discharge, its a week before my period, what could be the cause?
Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I am bleeding brown/black blood on my 2nd period this month. First one was 2weeks early. Is this a bad sign?
Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?
Oxidation: Blood breaks down through a chemical process called oxidation. The color of the blood depends on where in the process it is. Blood is blood and the color or consistency does not matter. ...Read more
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