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Have dark brown periods and doesn't come on time. It takes about 45 days to come? What is it?

Have dark brown periods and doesn't come on time. It takes about 45 days to come? What is it?

You may have had: a miscarriage especially if your menstrual flow appears completely different than before. 45 days late may mean pregnancy or it may mean that you just had irregular period. Most women have episodes of irregularity in their menstrual lifetime. I would monitor and make sure you do not have other signs of retained pregnancy (incomplete miscarriage) such as nausea/vomiting, fever, cramping. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Been having dark brown light periods for months, is this normal?

Been having dark brown light periods for months, is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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I've been having dark brown very light periods, is this anything to worry about?

I've been having dark brown very light periods, is this anything to worry about?

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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Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

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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Why do I have dark brown discharge? My periods not until two weeks .

Why do I have dark brown discharge?  My periods not until two weeks .

Normal occurence.: Hello,

Often ladies can have a small break down of their uterine lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. The flow is very small and very slow therefore the blood is exposed to air and turns brown before you see it. This is normal so do not worry. ...Read more

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I have been getting dark brown clumpy stringy periods. I'll see small brown pieces in the toilet. No pain or cramps. I've been on the pill for 10 yrs.

I have been getting dark brown clumpy stringy periods. I'll see small brown pieces in the toilet. No pain or cramps. I've been on the pill for 10 yrs.

Probably normal: Periods tend to get lighter when you have been on the pill for a while, and blood tends to clot or congeal and turns dark brown if it exposed to air very long. Hence a little slow bleeding will tend to look dark and "clumpy". See your doctor if you continue to be concerned. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?And suggest me some measures for that? My girlfriend has dark brown bleeding during her periods is there any problem?She is becomi

How to stop smoking?And suggest me some measures for that? My girlfriend has dark brown bleeding during her periods is there any problem?She is becomi

Many ways: Cold turkey can work, as well as acupuncture and hypnosis, at least short-term. Nicotine replacement with patches, gum, nasal sprays etc. Is very effective, as are the antidepressant bupropion and the newest med Chantix - both of these are prescription drugs. Talk to your doctor. Group and individual support are important in staying quit. Your girlfriend needs to see her gyn provider about it. ...Read more

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Delayed periods, dark brown discharge, no smell and slight pain in left side lower abdomen and gas?

Delayed periods, dark brown discharge, no smell and slight pain in left side lower abdomen and gas?

Variety of causes: There could be a variety of causes related to fibroids or endometriosis or other explanations. It is best to see your gynecologist for an examination and possible lab tests including diagnostic imaging. ...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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Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

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 can be old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you start your period dark brown?

Just that older,: Deoxygenated blood is shed from the uterus. ...Read more

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Heavy and very painful, dark red/brown period. Is this normal?

No: you may need to see a gynecologist to assist with management of possible dysmennoria ...Read more

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My wife found dark brown blood 4days before period. What does that indicate?

Fibroid,cyst,pg?: Problems that can cause dark bleeding prior to menses include a fibroid of the uterus, a cyst on an ovary , inflammation of the cervix with or without infection and a pregnancy. She should see a provider and check this out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have period three days before it's due and the blood is dark brown ....

Is it normal to have period three days before it's due and the blood is dark brown ....

Early menses: Menstrual cycles are not always regular for a number of reasons including pregnancy, anovulatory cycle, hormone imbalance, missing a birth control pill, miscarriage, or infection. Dark brown blood occurs when the flow is slow and the blood has time to be oxidized in the vagina. I would check to make sure you are not pregnant. If your next period is irregular I would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What does it mean when periods stay on for 14 days and are a dark brown color and very light. ?

What does it mean when periods stay on for 14 days and are a dark brown color and very light.
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Possibly an ectopic: Ectopic pregnancies can present this way and should be evaluated by your doctor immediately. An ectopic pregnancy is also known as a tubal pregnancy and can be life threatening if it were to rupture. He may also recommend a pelvic sonogram to verify this as well as a b-hcg blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days,1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood ?

Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days,1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood ?

Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal life stressors. You should reset to a normal period within the next two months. If you miss your next period, take a home pregnancy test. For any other concerns please see you doctor. ...Read more