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Doctor insights on: Dark Brown Menstrual Blood

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual blood colour?

Menstrual blood colour?

Varies: Menstrual blood color varies from bright red to black. The older the blood the darker the color in general. However, at 57 if you are having bleeding, its likely time to see a gynecologist to see is endometrial hyperplasia or worse. ...Read more

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Can dark brown blood signify a period?

Possibly: Sometimes brown blood may be seen with a period. Sometimes it may occur with implantation. ...Read more

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Light brown period and red blood together normal.?

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

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Dark blood period means pregnant?

No, it does not.: Dark blood is simply older blood. The fact that you had your period means that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Irregular light periods dark clumpy blood?

Irregular light periods dark clumpy blood?

Common complaint: 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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Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Color varies: The color of menstrual blood varies and is not usually something we pay a lot of attention to. If your period is coming at the usual time this this is likely your period. If you are also having discharge or signs of infection then see your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Normal period on the 10th. Brown spotting yesterday. Light flow of fresh bright red blood. Neg. Hpt?

Normal period on the 10th. Brown spotting yesterday. Light flow of fresh bright red blood. Neg. Hpt?

Irregular period: 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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Red and dark brown blood with dark brown clots and brown stringy clots 2 weeks after period was due what is going on?

Red and dark brown blood with dark brown clots and brown stringy clots 2 weeks after period was due what is going on?

Breakthrough bleed: OLd vaginal blood mixed the vaginal and cervical mucous.As you mature this should normalize. If you are worried you will need a pelvic exam and bacterial culture of the discharge. ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool normal?

Is dark brown stool normal?

Yes: The dark brown color of stool is from red cell breakdown--this is normal. ...Read more

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Is missed period and then dark color blood normal?

It could be a late: Period or you may have missed your period. Dark blood means it is old. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or med problem.>. ...Read more

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Menstral period light pink in colour?

Menstral  period light pink in colour?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?

Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?

No: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you could see it. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

Old blood.: It can be sloughed old blood. If you were to develop a discharge that has a bad odor, or caused redness, itching, swelling or pain - that would need to be assessed for possible infection. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, watery discharge, light bleeding In between period, red sometimes red/orange color. ?

Irregular periods, watery discharge, light bleeding In between period, red sometimes red/orange color.
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GYN EVAL: You need an evaluation by a GYNECOLOGIST. These symptoms could represent a GYN and/or GENERAL MEdical problem for example Iron Deficiency! Start witha General Checkup! Don't wait! Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more