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Went for a pap smear 4 days ago and on my second week starting a new bc but today I see dark colored blood, any thoughts?

Went for a pap smear 4 days ago and on my second week starting a new bc but today I see dark colored blood, any thoughts?

Patience: Unfortunately, our bodies are not all the same, and your reaction to a new birth control medication may take longer to alter your cycles than someone else. I don't think it is related to a pap -- which is just scraping the lining. But, ocp take longer to get used to and you may have a few cycles with irregular or breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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I woke up a had a loose cough which was green tinted with dark colored blood... Will Claritin (loratadine) help this or do I have something more?

I woke up a had a loose cough which was green tinted with dark colored blood... Will Claritin (loratadine) help this or do I have something more?

Cough: Sometimes it is normal to have coughed up a little blood and colored sputum. If this is not happening very often you need to be concerned. Claritin (loratadine) may or may not help. ...Read more

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What can cause dark drown vaginal blood? After using the bathroom there is a dark colored blood on the tissue, my back hurts on the mid-lower right side. What can be the cause of this? Sn… this has been going on for about a week, there isn't any blood in

What can cause dark drown vaginal blood? After using the bathroom there is a dark colored blood on the tissue, my back hurts on the mid-lower right side. What can be the cause of this? Sn… this has been going on for about a week, there isn't any blood in

This : This could be the start of your period (coming a little early), often times the blood at the beginning and end of the cycle for that matter can be brown. The fact that your back hurts and abdomen hurts as well may mean that you are dealing with a urine or even kidney infection. If your symptoms are still present, please see your doctor right away for examination, testing and treatment as deemed necessary.
Best of luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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First period after abortion. First few days heavy flow with lots of clots.It's been a week and still bleeding dark colored blood. Cervix hurts. Normal?

First period after abortion. First few days heavy flow with lots of clots.It's been a week and still bleeding dark colored blood. Cervix hurts. Normal?

1st period : The first period after a miscarriage or a termination is often a little off. Sometimes it is early and sometimes late. Sometimes heavier and sometimes lighter. I ask my patients to be patients and give your body a couple of cycles to get back to normal. Start birth control to avoid getting pregnant before you are ready. ...Read more

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This month is my second month with nuvaring. I started spotting dark, mud colored blood. Is this normal?

Spotting w Nuva-ring: It's very common to have some irregular spotting for up to 3 months when starting any new form of hormonal contraception. It's always a good idea to run a home urine pregnancy test if a sexually active women ever has any unusual bleeding or pain. If the pregnancy test is negative and the abnormal bleeding continues past 3 months, it's time to seek care. ...Read more

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Past 2months my cycle has been abnormal for me starting with a dark brown colored blood with some small clots and tissue like discharge. Is it normal?

Past 2months my cycle has been abnormal for me starting with a dark brown colored blood with some small clots and tissue like discharge. Is it normal?

Old blood: Dark blood and clots/tissue are most likely old blood left over from your previous cycle and this is not all that abnormal and a common finding in many women. It's not something to be terribly concerned with at this juncture I don't think unless the amount is copious and/or it is very painful. ...Read more

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OK I have a question... My boyfriend and I had sex and we notice a dark chocolate colored blood on him after I started my period and it has a smell?

OK I have a question... My boyfriend and I had sex and we notice a dark chocolate colored blood on him after I started my period and it has a smell?

Menstrual blood: It appears to be menstrual blood, and if the "smell"; persists past your menses see a GYN MD to be checked for a vaginal bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Dark maroon colored blood in stool. Been going on 10 days. Happens every b.m. lower abdominal cramps, moderate shooting pain (not constant).

Dark maroon colored blood in stool. Been going on 10 days. Happens every b.m. lower abdominal cramps, moderate shooting pain (not constant).

Do Not Delay: You need to see your PCP immediately and get a referral to a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for a rapid GI work up. This is probably some form of colitis and you need diagnosis and treatment quickly before you get much sicker and more anemic. Also, if it is something more serious, earlier the diagnosis the better. 10 days is long enough to wait to see a doctor or go to ER!! Don't wait! ...Read more

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Why is my blood dark?

Why is my blood dark?

Myoglobinuria: Very, dark urine with the color of cola could be due to the presence of myoglobin, which is a breakdown product of muscle cell. It can be caused by trauma, alcohol, medications, and vigorous exercises. It could indicate that you have rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure. Another cause would be blood (as in uti) or bilirubin in the urine (as in liver disease). Should be checked. ...Read more

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How come my blood is so dark?

Several options: Can indicate significant oxygen extraction by the body, some nutritional variances (like high iron), dehydration (/concentration), and more often than not--if otherwise healthy--is just a normal variant that is ok for you. If worried, ask your dr. ...Read more

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My blood is really thick and dark — should I be worried?

My blood is really thick and dark — should I be worried?

Need tests: Physical appearance may have some validity to a trained, but real thing is lab analysis, wait for results before you worry. ...Read more

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I got my time of the month on saturday and it was dark brown with a tiny bit of blood. What does that mean?!

May be normal: If you have no burning no itching than you just watch. There are physiological changes in your body may be its beginning of your cycle ...Read more

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Is the blood dark in hemochromatosis?

Is the blood dark in hemochromatosis?

No: The color is normal. Brown blood usually means methemoglobin. ...Read more

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Darker menstrual blood? Meybe becouse cold or something else?

Darker menstrual blood? Meybe becouse cold or something else?

Many causes: There are many causes for darker menses including older blood, less water in the blood, blood from fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis. Usually a benign issue, but if you are concern, see a provider. ...Read more

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Pregnant why is this blood so dark?

Bleeding ipregnancy: A sub chorionic hemorrhage can form a blood clot in the uterus. As that blood clot breaks up you may have dark bleeding. Have you seen your doctor? ...Read more

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What it mean when I am spotting dark brown blood?

What it mean when I am spotting dark brown blood?

Old blood: Fresh blood is usually red and the fresher it is the brighter red it is. As blood begins to break down (a soon as a few hours) the blood begins to darken. Brown and eventually to thick, sticky, and black. ...Read more

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Please explain substance gives blood its dark red color?

Please explain substance gives blood its dark red color?

Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is a complex chemical which carries oxygen around to the tissues. When it combines with oxygen it gets bright red which is the usual color we associate with blood, when the oxygen is taken away it gets to be a darker color. ...Read more

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I cut my self shaving a my blood is dark red is it normal anxious?

I cut my self shaving a my blood is dark red is it normal anxious?

Dark vs bright red: Your blood when freshly oxygenated is bright red -- as it would be if you had cut an artery. Dark red blood is less oxygenated, as from a vein going back to the heart & lungs to be refreshed. Thankfully, you probably severed a small capillary rather than an artery with bright red blood coursing through it. http://chemistry.about.com/od/biochemistry/a/is-deoxygenated-human-blood-blue.htm. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u are bleeding but the blood is dark brown?

What does it mean when u are bleeding but the blood is dark brown?

Vaginal bleeding?: The color of menstrual blood is usually not clinically significant. Dark brown blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Dark circled around eyed caused by poor blood content will be tteated?

Dark circled around eyed caused by poor blood content will be tteated?

See eye doc: See eye doc and let the doc decide the best diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, try diluting baby shampoo with water and cleaning eyelids with your finger and then do warm compresses with a wet warm towel. ...Read more

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Ihave been bleeding for over fifteen days dark brown blood a little a day bt every day, what might be the problem and what should ido?

Ihave been bleeding for over fifteen days dark brown blood a little a day bt every day, what might be the problem and what should ido?

Depends: If you are on the pill you may be adjusting. If not on the pill it may be the answer, go see your doc, at your age it could be an infection of the cervix but you likely aren't ovulating regularly thus not having the hormonal changes needed for a monthly cycle; consider a pregnancy test as well if applicible but go see your doc. ...Read more

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