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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 ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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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. ...Read more

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Why does period blood comes out in clumps & looks dark and gooey when i'm on my cycle?

Why does period blood comes out in clumps & looks  dark and gooey when i'm on my cycle?

Blood is blood : Blood is blood. The appearance of it does not matter. It simply reflects the deoxygenation process and how long it has been in the vagina. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does dark red period blood mean?

Old blood: This dark blood is not new bleeding, the uterus is just getting rid of old bleeding. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more