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Off B.C. my cycle returned to being about 36+ days. I missed having one in June&July. I recently had large brown clots for 15 days before period.

Off B.C. my cycle returned to being about 36+ days. I missed having one in June&July. I recently had large brown clots for 15 days before period.

Expected: If you have infrequent menses, the uterine lining usually thickens uncontrollably if not shed. It is not unusual to bleed particularly heavily the first time after a period of missed bleeding. It is of concern only if it persists as that can result in anemia. You may want to get back on OCP or try to expedite pregnancy if that is your wish as there is no reason to allow yourself to bleed like that ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

Early period: This is most likely just the beginning of your period. This is the beginning of the shedding process of your endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Brownish highly clotted discharge for a weekone week before period with very painful cramps. This is month 4 in a row this has happened. What do I do?

Brownish highly clotted discharge for a weekone week before period with very painful cramps. This is month 4 in a row this has happened. What do I do?

See your GYN: A very painful brown discharge with clots the week before your period 4 months in a row is clearly not something that is going away on its own. Time to see your GYN, PCP, or an urgent care clinic for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing to find out what is the problem and from there start to treat it. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Plan b on feb16 48 hrs after unprotected sex got period in time but light with some clots now having brown stretchy discharge wk before period. Prego?

Plan b on feb16 48 hrs after unprotected sex got period in time but light with some clots now having brown stretchy discharge wk before period. Prego?

Possibly: If it's a week before your period, you could consider a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, consider repeating it in 5-7 days. 48 hours is awhile to take Plan B after unprotected intercourse. First piece of advice, have a more reliable form birth control. Second advice, have Plan B at home already so that you increase your chances of taking it on time, should condom break, etc. ...Read more

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Brown big lumps of blood clot started 2 weeks before period. It lasted for almost a week. I'm not expecting to be pregnant. No intercourse. Why is that?

Brown big lumps of blood clot started 2 weeks before period. It lasted for almost a week. I'm not expecting to be pregnant. No intercourse. Why is that?

Many causes: The menstrual cycle is under numerous influences, both externally (e.g. Stress, weight changes, diet, etc...) and internally (e.g. Pituitary gland, ovaries, adrenal glands, etc...). Additionally, pathology like uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps can also intervene. Sounds like a thorough work-up is in order. Of course, a pregnancy is always a consideration. Get with your ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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Started to spot 3 days before period light red, to a dark red with a few small clots then to a brown to a dark brown lasted 2-3 implantation bleeding?

Started to spot 3 days before period light red, to a dark red with a few small clots then to a brown to a dark brown lasted 2-3 implantation bleeding?

Maybe: Spotting and bleeding starting 3 days before your expected period could be implantation but it could also be a normal cycle variation. To know for sure, check a pregnancy test and repeat it on 3-5 days if it is negative. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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5 days after sex I started lightly bleeding red blood with clots, 3 days before periods due, day before period the blood turned brown, am I pregnant?

5 days after sex I started lightly bleeding red blood with clots, 3 days before periods due, day before period the blood turned brown, am I pregnant?

Unlikely: But if are are late for your next period, be sure to check a pregnancy test..... and use contraception if you don't want to get pregnant ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown blood at beginning of a period. I also have clots, and have been having multiple periods in a month for about two months.?

Is it normal to have brown blood at beginning of a period. I also have clots, and have been having multiple periods in a month for about two months.?

Missed cycle: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown blood and dark brown clot four days after your period?

Is it normal to have brown blood and dark brown clot four days after your period?

Old blood: That's just some leftover old blood that didn't manage to make it out during the period. No worries unless it keeps happening. In that case it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period to be brown and very clotted after coming off the pill?

Is it normal for your period to be brown and very clotted after coming off the pill?

Brown means light: Periods change after stopping birth control pills. Brown discharge means the bleeding is light. Keep track of the days of bleeding, and since this is a change for you, a checkup would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Reddish/brownish discharge first day or 2 or period. Is that normal? Sometimes small clots throughout period as well.

Reddish/brownish discharge first day or 2 or period. Is that normal? Sometimes small clots throughout period as well.

Periods: Everyone experience menstrual cycles in slightly different ways. At age 31 use your past menstrual history as your guide. If you have always been this way then likely this is normal for you. If this is a distinct change for you then consider seeing an Obgyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Longer period, watery period, bright red to brownish red in color, no clots. And is pretty heavy. Any answers please?

Longer period, watery period, bright red to brownish red in color, no clots. And is pretty heavy. Any answers please?

Cycle variations: May be due to multiple factors: stress, tension, usually hormonal fluctuations, illneess and mutiple issues. Keep a menstrual diary for you and your GYN. ...Read more

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Dark brown blood first two days of period, then bright red with very large clots. What is going on? This is every month.

Dark brown blood first two days of period, then bright red with very large clots. What is going on? This is every month.

This can be common: It is not uncommon to have dark brown blood at the beginning of a period b/c this is usually old blood/tissue. Once the period gets going and the uterine lining is shed, the blood will look brighter and have larger clots. If this is a change in your period, then speak with your doctor as to the cause of this change. Sometimes periods are too heavy and cause anemia due to the excess blood loss. ...Read more