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Dark Brown Periods
Why have I only had dark brown periods/discharge for the last 6months? I get the brown periods for about 4 days 2 times a month
Lining: Dark brown periods are a sign that the blood that comes out of the vagina is old, rather than new. It could be that your lining of the uterus is very thin and there isn't a lot of blood, just a little bit of discharge. Having 2 periods a month isn't normal. Sounds like breakthrough bleeding. Reasons are typically hormone imbalance. Could be weight as well (thin/heavy). OCP can help regulate. ...Read more
I got dark brown periods, light flow, earlier than the date and lasted 4 days. Is it normal? Also could it be because of emergency contraceptives?
Check out this link.: Yes ur right. Ur symptoms are side effects of the pills. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Healthcentral.Com/sexual-health/c/15832/141532/morning/. ...Read more
I've been on birth control for two years and have been recently experiencing for the past few months only dark brown periods, no red. Is this normal?
I've had no period to light or dark brown periods all year. In may, i took birth control pills and had my period for 2 weeks and then it stopped. I had cervicitis that was treated a few months ago also. Now i still have no period but is cramping. Been cra
D/W your GYN.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more
Going on 3days of spotting dark brown skipped periods Aug and sept got on bc was supposed to take a test right after bc but didn't what could this be?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is a 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
Should i see a doctor or take a pregnacy test last month my period was two weeks long very light at beginning and end, but towards the middle it was a dark brown. My periods are never like this they are exactly a 28 day cycle with 7 day period even afte
You : You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period (which it sounds like it has been), or you can go see your doctor and they can test you - whichever is easier for you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you are pregnant or continue to have an irregular period, you should give your doctor a call. ...Read more
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
Possible causes: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. Dark brown is usually old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
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