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Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as just brown blood or lighter bleeding, as opposed to the bright red you're used to. This is common, and nothing to worry about. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood. This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more

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What can cause menstrual period to always only consist of black/clotty blood through the entire cycle? From Day 1 to last day. Has been happening for nearly 2 years.

What can cause menstrual period to always only consist of black/clotty blood through the entire cycle? From Day 1 to last day. Has been happening for nearly 2 years.

Terminology: do you mean cycle as in , days of menstruation , or days of full female cycle. Dark blood during a reg period is ok. Dark blood thru full cycle needs to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Can the sperm be washed away by the blood in your menstrual period? For example, you had sex during the 3rd day of your period and you haveaheavyflow.

Can the sperm be washed away by the blood in your menstrual period? For example, you had sex during the 3rd day of your period and you haveaheavyflow.

Can't count on it: Sperm are very good swimmers and are very determined to swim upstream to reach their goal. Kind of like salmon swimming upstream back to their spawning ground. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

Natrusl clots: Anytime there is bleeding in a healthy individual, there will be clotting. This is a sign of health. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal blood clots in my menstrual period?

What could cause abnormal blood clots in my menstrual period?

Depends: If you have heavy flow with clots some thing is irritating the lining ( endometrium ), like fibroids, displaced iud etc, see your gyn doctor for cause and treatment will prevent it. ...Read more