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For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

In general: black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance.Best wishes ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Is black/brown sticky and stringy discharge normal 4 days before having a period?

Is black/brown sticky and stringy discharge normal 4 days before having a period?

This can be old,: Deoxygenated blood ; tissue being cleaned out of the uterus. You might have some imbalance of estrogen or estrogen. ...Read more

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I have just had a very dark almost black discharge im on the new pill vissane which doesn't cause a period i haven't had one in 3 months what is cause?

I have just had a very dark almost black discharge im on the new pill vissane which doesn't cause a period i haven't had one in 3 months what is cause?

Seek evaluation: It could be retained, old blood being discharged. However, i would suggest that you seek evaluation by your gyn to confirm. ...Read more

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Hi, im due on my period, and at the mo im losing a black odourless discharge what could it be please?

Hi, im due on my period, and at the mo im losing a black odourless discharge what could it be please?

Old blood: this is old vaginal and cervical blood mixed with mucous. You can clean yourself out with a warm water douch or water.bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) douche. ...Read more

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Itchy and black discharge before period?

Itchy and black discharge before period?

Black d/c can be : Older, deoxyenated blood. Reason for itching? If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Why would my on time period be starting out with a foul smelling dark brown to black blood/discharge that doesn't entirely fill my pad. old blood?

Why would my on time period be starting out with a foul smelling dark brown to black blood/discharge that doesn't entirely fill my pad. old blood?

Dark period: It could sometimes there is variation in the period, it could start dark and go to regular bleeding. If it persists for more that 102 days check a urine /blood HCG and seek medical attention ...Read more

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I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

Not a problem: All that this means is that your period is light and the rate of bleeding is relatively slow. By the time you are seeing the blood it has had time to turn dark. ...Read more

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