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Is it normal to get dark brown period blood after starting a new birth control?

Is it normal to get dark brown period blood after starting a new birth control?

Changes can occur: Most people will notice a change in their menstrual bleeding when starting an ocp, or when changing to a new bcp. Dark brown period is within the normal range of effects on the menstrual periods. If it bothers you, you could see about changing to a different pill.

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What does it mean when your period blood is gooey and dark brown?

What does it mean when your period blood is gooey and dark brown?

Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant or want better cycle control

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Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Old blood: Dry dark brown color means old blood. It could be that the full on period hasn't started yet. If the bleeding doesn't get normal this cycle, be sure to run a home pregnancy test if you've been having sex.

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Why is my period blood dark brown, stopped after 4 hrs. Is this a period?

Why is my period blood dark brown, stopped after 4 hrs. Is this a period?

Brown = blood: Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina. If your periods are irregular see your doctor to discuss options for cycle regulation.

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My period blood came out dark brown this month...why is that?

My period blood came out dark brown this month...why is that?

"Older": That is usually the result of "older" blood that has been in the uterus or vagina a little bit longer. It is still normal. If you have abnormal discharge, fever or pelvic pain then you should be checked.

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My period blood is dark brown what can this mean its my first period in 2 months?

My period blood is dark brown what can this mean its my first period in 2 months?

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 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.

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I found some dark brown blood (like period blood) in my underwear when I woke up, what is this?

I found some dark brown blood (like period blood) in my underwear when I woke up, what is this?

Abnormal bleeding: Dark brown blood is oxidized blood, not fresh bleeding. This can be an off cycle, or associated with inflammation of the cervix, endocervical or endometrial polyps, sub mucosal myomas, ovarian cyst, implantation bleeding. Best advice is to see a Gynecologist for evaluation, r/o any serious problem.

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My period blood is dark brown and clotted. I've been having a lot of other symptoms. This is the first day of my period. Why?

My period blood is dark brown and clotted. I've been having a lot of other symptoms. This is the first day of my period. Why?

Hormone cycle: Dark brown discharge is actually of menstrual blood and mucous. Your hormone levels vary from month to month and the causes of irregular bleeding can be hormonal or related to stress, tension, anxiety or illness. Oral contraceptives can be prescribed by your GYN to regulate your cycle

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My period blood has been brown for a week now...at first it was a dark red and now its just brown. Usually by period is 4-5 days. This time its longer?

My period blood has been brown for a week now...at first it was a dark red and now its just brown. Usually by period is 4-5 days. This time its longer?

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 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.

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Why is my daughter's period blood red the 1st day and the rest of the time its dark brown? I need some advice.

Why is my daughter's period blood red the 1st day and the rest of the time its dark brown? I need some advice.

Menstruation: This is completely normal. As long as she is getting her periods at regular intervals, she is not needing to change her pads excessively, and her periods are not lasting too long, she has nothing to worry about.

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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.

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My period was 4 days late. I just recently had a yeast infection a few days prior and my period blood is watery and dark to medium brown. Normal?

My period was 4 days late. I just recently had a yeast infection a few days prior and my period blood is watery and dark to medium brown. Normal?

Period: This is not too uncommon. Because of a recent infection the consistency of bleeding may be a little different than your normal cycle.

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Started bc after last menstrual period. Now time for period but seeing brown clumps and spotting some dark red blood. I this normal first time on bc?

Started bc after last menstrual period. Now time for period but seeing brown clumps and spotting some dark red blood. I this normal first time on bc?

There may be a: Little hormonal imbalance as the process begins. The brown clumps are likely just old blood/ tissue being cleaned from the uterus.

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What does brown period blood mean?

Brown blood is: Older blood being cleaned from the uterus.

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Brown period blood, is this because I work out?

Normal: That can be a normal color of menstrual flow.

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Why do I have brown period blood when im on with little pain?

Why do I have brown period blood when im on with little pain?

Less menses: Blood when exposed to air will oxidize and gradually turn brown (think of how a scab's color changes). So if you have light menses it will often be darker in color. Also less cramps because less prostaglandins produced. All good!