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I Just started my menstrual cycle and the blood is a dark brown, kind of black color. Is this cause for concern?

I Just started my menstrual cycle and the blood is a dark brown, kind of black color. Is this cause for concern?

No: A dark brown appearance of menstrual blood at the beginning or end of bleeding is normal. This is due to the blood being slower in getting from your uterus to the end of your vagina. When your flow is minimal, the blood often has time to start breaking down as it's expelled from your body, giving it that dark brown color. It is not cause for concern. ...Read more

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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Ok im on my menstrual cycle and i've had dark brown blood for 3 days why?

Ok im on my menstrual cycle and i've had dark brown blood for 3 days why?

Dark blood: The color of menstrual blood may vary. The longer the blood stays in the uterus, the darker it becomes so chances are you are expelling the blood that's stayed there for a while. If the flow is the same as always and the duration is unchanged as well as timing, i'd not worry. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding occur at cycle day 20? I lightly bled for 5 days with NO regular menstrual symptoms. Blood was dark/brown/pink ?

Can implantation bleeding occur at cycle day 20? I lightly bled for 5 days with NO regular menstrual symptoms. Blood was dark/brown/pink ?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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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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Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Abnormal cycle: There are many reasons why you can have an abnormal cycle. When you have one that doesn't occur during the predicted time frame, pregnancy needs to be ruled out. If the pregnancy test is negative, then you may want to be evaluated by a gynecologist to figure out what is causing the abnormal bleeding pattern. Infections, medication changes and abnormal tissue can cause changes in your cycle too. ...Read more

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My menstrual blood is changing colors from light red and then dark or even a brownish color, why?

My menstrual blood is changing colors from  light red and then dark or even a brownish color, why?

Periods: Bright red blood is usually fresh bleeding. With the color changing to dark and then brownish this indicates old blood. ...Read more

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I had a normal menstrual cycle and a 1.5 weeks after I started a new cycle but with dark brownish blood but with no pain. Should I be concerned?

I had a normal menstrual cycle and a 1.5 weeks after I started a new cycle but with dark brownish blood but with no pain. Should I be concerned?

Irregular periods: 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, polyps and fibroids can cause spotting. If concerned for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule visit ...Read more

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What does it mean when your menstral blood is dark brown?

Old blood: Dark brown menstrual blood is old blood. Often when bleeding is not very heavy then blood sits longer in the uterus before coming out into the vagina, and when blood sits for a while it changes from red to dark red to brown. ...Read more

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What could make menstural blood be dark brown and have clots the size of quarters?

What could make menstural blood be dark brown and have clots the size of quarters?

Oxidation: When blood is exposed to oxygen it goes through a process called oxidation turning it brown. Brown blood just means it is older. Nothing more ...Read more