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I'm seeing black period for a week now. Is this concerning?

I'm seeing black period for a week now. Is this concerning?

Black blood is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. This is not a problem. If you bleed longer than seven days would consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does having black period suggest pregnancy?

Does having black period suggest pregnancy?

No: It is suggestive that old, oxidized blood is being shed. ...Read more

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I've been getting a black period for 10 days now and I'm not on my pill free week and haven't missed a pill. Going on holiday in 2 days. Help!

Dark menses: As menstrual blood is retained in the uterus, it darkens even appearing black. You might be having breakthrough bleeding because either (1) your estrogen dose is too high or too low (2) the Progesterone in the ocp is not adequate. If the dark blood is already in the uterus there is nothing you can do but allow it to "drain" but f you are actively bleeding, Progesterone for 10 days is standard. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I woke up with a black period and smells sweet. Also I have vaginal pain. Could this be something serious? Period came on time.

I woke up with a black period and smells sweet. Also I have vaginal pain. Could this be something serious? Period came on time.

Menstrual color: Black generally means very old blood, the odor may be something unrelated and since you have pain I would get seen. My concern would be an infection ...Read more

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I have black period blood at beginning of cycle with clots in it have had problems with cysts before and two removed could it be another cyst causing?

I have black period blood at beginning of cycle with clots in it have had problems with cysts before and two removed could it be another cyst causing?

Unlikely: Dark blood signifies old blood while fresh blood appears more red. As long as the bleeding is not heavy, its ok. The color shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Old blood: The dark brown/black discarge is old menstrual blood and the clot is just a consolidation of old blood cells. If bleeding or clotting heavily, see you GYN. ...Read more

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Having black period. I bleed 24/30 days pap, endo biopsy sonogram ok. Constant low ab pain. Tramadol only dulling pain, should I notify the dr?

Having black period. I bleed 24/30 days pap, endo biopsy sonogram ok. Constant low ab pain. Tramadol only dulling pain, should I notify the dr?

Yes: Any persistent bleeding requires good communication with your doctor so further testing can be done. You may also need to check your hemoglobin (red cell count) to be sure you are not becoming anemic. ...Read more

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For long time I have not been having the wet egg white stretchy kind of discharge rather it has been creamy n pasty with stomach pain and black period?

Pain: I am sorry to hear your problems. Please try and get an appointment to a Gynecologist as soon as you can. If there is a delay please have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. If the Emergency facility can help you that's fine. If not one of the Emergency facility doctors will contact a Gynecologist to see you as soon as possible today.
Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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One month post m/c blighted ovum medically induced. Scan showed no tissue. Still bleeding. Heavy now w black clots. Period?

One month post m/c blighted ovum medically induced. Scan showed no tissue. Still bleeding. Heavy now w black clots. Period?

Common: Medically induced miscarriages for blighted ovum can be associated with prolonged bleeding, sometimes to 2 months. It is best to be under medical supervision. You can use a few months of birth control pills and regulate your cycle. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause black thick period blood w/ clots? It is so thick I have to put tp in my vagina to clean it out. This has been happening for 3 mo.

Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Day 3 of my period I had dark red to black color period and having stomach aches but not cramps. What is happening?

Day 3 of my period I had dark red to black color period and having stomach aches but not cramps. What is happening?

Periods: It is quite common to experience some discomfort from time to time during a period. Many people take Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for this. If this is a recurring problem for you consider seeing an Obgyn and discuss birth control options that will improve your period. The color of menstrual blood reflects the time it has been sitting in the vagina and is not clinically important. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Possible infection: From your description, these symptoms really require you to see a doctor. Sounds like an infection, but breast swelling is not related to vaginal infections, so it may be several different things going on. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Had raw sex on fertile day ovulation day was 3 days later nipples extra sore spotting black blood period due in 5 days I'm not pregnant right?

Had raw sex on fertile day ovulation day was 3 days later nipples extra sore spotting black blood period due in 5 days I'm not pregnant right?

Can't tell you if: You're pregnant. 3 days after sex is too early to be experiencing classic pregnancy symptoms (they don't start until after you miss a period).Black blood usually means older blood. If by raw sex you mean aggressive sex, you could have sustained an injury w resultant bleeding. Bottom line is that you are certainly at risk for pregnancy. Encourage you to take a pregnancy test if you period is late. ...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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gotmyperiodasusual. Problemis that I neversawredbloodjust brownand then went to a black color. Me period ended but It is still brown. On birthcontrol.

gotmyperiodasusual. Problemis that I neversawredbloodjust brownand then went to a black color. Me period ended but It is still brown. On birthcontrol.

Change is menses: Birth control can change what your menses look like, how long they last, how much bleeding there is and other symptoms. Having darker periods may be a sign that the amount of blood being expelled is decreasing. Keep track of the next few menstrual cycles and go to your gynecologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Why is my period black the whole way through with lots of clots?

Why is my period black the whole way through with lots of clots?

Old blood: Although it's not very unusual to have some dark red, brown, or even black blood or clots sometimes- which typically represents old blood from in the uterus, cervix, or vagina from previous periods- it's a bit more unusual to have an entire period of old blood. You may consider seeing your doc just to have her examine you for reassurance. ...Read more

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What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

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

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I've only just come on my period and it's black, really bad period pains, never had this problem b4, I'm on microgynon 30 and have been for 8 months?

I've only just come on my period and it's black, really bad period pains, never had this problem b4, I'm on microgynon 30 and have been for 8 months?

See GYN: Given that your period is painful, black in color, and not your usual experience, you need to see your generalist or OB/GYN to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is my period black? When I go to change my tampon, the blood, or whatever it is, is black. Why? Should I be concerned? It's been like this the past few periods. Is it even blood?

Why is my period black? When I go to change my tampon, the blood, or whatever it is, is black. Why? Should I be concerned? It's been like this the past few periods. Is it even blood?

Blood: Blood from the period can appear black especially towards the end of the period. It is usually nothing to be concerned about. If you have other symptoms then see your gynecologist, but many women notice this occasionally and it usually varies from month to month. There are some gynecologists who feel it may represent a low iron level, so consider adding a vitamin with iron to your daily regimen. ...Read more

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I am a 40 yrs old black woman my period last three days and I am want to have a baby how can I no when I ovulate?

I am a 40 yrs old black woman my period last three days and I am want to have a baby how can I no when I ovulate?

Signs of: ovulation include increase in core body temperature, lower abdominal cramps on one side of the abdomen, change in cervical discharge becomes thin, slippery and sticky, if regular period of 28 days counting 14 days from the begining of your period and you could buy an ovulation prediction kit ...Read more

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Why is my period black and thick and light? This has never happened before. I'm only 28 and a mom of three. My periods have always been sporadic.

Why is my period black and thick and light? This has never happened before. I'm only 28 and a mom of three. My periods have always been sporadic.

Check preg test: The first step is to do a home a pregnancy test. They are cheap, quick and reliable and then you will know for sure. If the test is negative you are not pregnant. If you do not want to be pregnant consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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During my bracing period, black triangles started forming. Ortho sanded the teeth but there's still minor triangles. Will gums fill this space?

During my bracing period, black triangles started forming. Ortho sanded the teeth but there's still minor triangles. Will gums fill this space?

Ask: Has your orthodontic treatment been completed? How long ago were your teeth trimmed? At a young age and with proper orthodontic treatment, the gums will probably fill in, especially if the trimming was done very recently. This is a question that should be definitely brought to the attention of your dentist. My guess is that you will be happy with the answer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more