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Brown Blood Instead Of Period
Brown discharge instead of period, no blood a lot lighter than usual, slight cramps, normal? Pregnant? I'm 22 and usualy heavy red periods
This is likely to: Be your period. Brown blood is just older, deoxygenated blood. Take care. ...Read more
See your gyn:
If it is the time of your regular period, it may just be a light period, part of perimenopausal changes.
If it is not at the time of your period, you may been an endometrial biopsy to find out the cause. ...Read more
Brown blood instead of normal red period, missed some pills, breast feels fuller but not sore, cramping and fatigue. Can I be pregnant?
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and you have not had unprotected sex recently (in the last 10 days), don't worry about it. There are times where women will have an abnormal period. Stress plays a factor. No evaluation is needed until you have had three consecutive abnormal cycle. ...Read more
Normal: Quite normal and not a problem. Don't worry, just carry on. ...Read more
I have dark brown blood/mucus instead of a normal period. Has lasted 24 hours, comes and goes. Will I still bleed if pregnant or can I rule that out?
I have tiredness and frequent urination, I get brown /red blood instead of my normal period. Could I be pregnant still? Unprotected sex & no bc
All that means is: That the blood is old and deoxygenated. Don't worry. ...Read more
Early menses: Menstrual cycles are not always regular for a number of reasons including pregnancy, anovulatory cycle, hormone imbalance, missing a birth control pill, miscarriage, or infection. Dark brown blood occurs when the flow is slow and the blood has time to be oxidized in the vagina. I would check to make sure you are not pregnant. If your next period is irregular I would seek medical attention. ...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 had a painful period that went away for a day and now I have a steady flow of dark brown blood. This isn't normal so what can I do?
Depends: If you were pregnant, see your doctor right away. If you were not pregnant, then nothing to worry. At age 47, menopausae starts and the period is usually irregukar. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What does it mean when yor period is brown 4 yor whole period and you r spotin and there is a lil bit of blood then there is no blood then its brown?
Can I assume that a dark brown period means I actually bled earlier (like 2-3dys) since brown is old blood? How do I count? Want to predict my ov date.
Got period at expected time, but it is light and brown blood, never haplens, period? What does this mean? On combination b/c for 2yrs periods normal
Old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a two day period with brown colored blood the whole time? I had a full tampon both days. It was just brown instead of red.
Instead of having reg period. I started having dark brown blood a day later. Hasn't been a lot but has been going 3 days now. Ttc. Could I be preg?
Vag bleeding: If you are in doubt as to what it is, do pregnancy test. If negative, chances are your next period will be "normal". ...Read more
Mostly not a problem: If the period starts with just a little blood, and the blood comes out of the uterus slowly, then the blood will be brown. So this is usually not a problem. However as you get closer to menopause it is more common for the period to change, sometimes start heavy, sometimes with spotting, sometimes go longer or shorter than usual. If you spot for days check with your doctor. ...Read more
Some of the blood gets altered due to admixture with the lining of the uterus that is shed during menstruation. It is a normal thing.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea: There can be many causes to a bloody, mucous discharge. Of course, if there is any chance you could, be pregnant, that might be one explanation. Certain uterine and cervical infections, as well as uterine polyps can also present this way. There are other causes. I would check with your gynecologist to pinpoint the cause. ...Read more
Light Period: This seems not to be a typical period for you. If you are sexually active, I would get this checked out for pregnancy and infection. If you are not sexually active, I would consider seeing a gynecologist or your doctor if this is not a typical pattern and especially if it seems to repeat. Light periods with brown spotting can happen otherwise. ...Read more
Yes: The blood you see is mostly the old endometrial lining sloughing off, so it will look dark, even brown. ...Read more
Probably normal: This ahs probably become the new normal for you. If there are any new symptoms or pain, see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more
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