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Doctor insights on: Brown Bleeding Instead Of Period

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Is it normal to have a lot of brown bleeding the day your period starts ?

Is it normal to have a lot of brown bleeding the day your period starts ?

Color: of menstrual blood is not usually clinically significant. Brown blood is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Not on period, been bleeding for a week.. Orangy red brown clumps, what could this be?

Not on period, been bleeding for a week.. Orangy red brown clumps, what could this be?

Irregular bleeding: 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

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What does a period 15 days after the last one wit brown blood and barely any bleeding at all mean?

What does a period 15 days after the last one wit brown blood and barely any bleeding at all mean?

Leftovers : Probably old blood from your last menses. We're you more active recently? Have sex? That could have stirred up some older blood and discharge. If it continues, see your doc. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a brown/blackish bleeding for two days with bloodclots is a period or implantation?

How can you tell if a brown/blackish bleeding for two days with bloodclots is a period or implantation?

Period, implant, etc: It is not physically or emotionally easy for a woman trying to conceive to tell if she is miscarrying or menstruating. There can be spotting from implantation, loss of a very early pregnancy, or beginning of a new period. If there are clots, it is most like one of the latter two. A visit to an OB doctor and possible pelvic exam, blood test, and/or ultrasound can provide the most accurate answer. ...Read more

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Period 11 days late .. Bleeding red tan brown and pink for 8 days now .. Flow changing from heavy to barely any?

Period 11 days late .. Bleeding red tan brown and pink for 8 days now .. Flow changing from heavy to barely any?

Uncertain: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. Brown blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Period 25 days late..Now having brownish string discharge and very little bleeding for four days ..I am 22 and a virgin...

Period 25 days late..Now having brownish string discharge and very little bleeding for four days ..I am 22 and a virgin...

Didn't ovulate: Sometimes the ovary doesn't ovulate when it should and then the period doesn't come on time. Then when you do bleed it is different then usual. Often this happens during high stress times or when there is a lot of wt loss. Also being over weight with something called poly cystic ovary disease. Make sure you haven't left tampon in. If you go back to normal c gyn. ...Read more

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Day 4 of period late, had brown/pinkish bleeding a week before period was due, which was on of for 4 days. What could it be?

Day 4 of period late,  had brown/pinkish bleeding a week before period was due, which was on of for 4 days. What could it be?

That is rough: It sounds like no real cycle at all. By that i mean you are having non-ovulatory bleeding. Check hpt. If -, give it a month or 2 to straighten out. If it doesn't or you are having significant distress see your gyn. ...Read more