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I had sex on the last day of my menstral cycle & since had on/off spotting, dark red/brown. Today I have sex & have red blood. With some odor noted?

I had sex on the last day of my menstral cycle & since had on/off spotting, dark red/brown. Today I have sex & have red blood. With some odor noted?

Bleeding: I don't think having sex prolonged your period. Was it a normal period to begin with? Is there a chance of pregnancy? Do you have vaginal discharge? Answers to these questions matter as they shed insight as to what's going on and how to proceed in your case. Consider talking to you doc and having an exam done to get answers. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What does very dark red blood in menstrual cycle mean?

What does very dark red blood in menstrual cycle mean?

Color of blood: The color of the blood from a menstrual cycle has to do with its components. A cycle is the lining of the uterus sloughing off because it is not being used to house an embryo (combination of an egg and sperm). Every month your body prepares itself to be pregnant and when it is not the uterus expels the unused material, which is your period. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Menstrual cycle over the 3 weeks and continuing but not like my normal cycle brown but its light and occasionally have deep dark red blood clots?

Abnormal cycle: There are many reasons why you can have an abnormal cycle. When you have one that doesn't occur during the predicted time frame, pregnancy needs to be ruled out. If the pregnancy test is negative, then you may want to be evaluated by a gynecologist to figure out what is causing the abnormal bleeding pattern. Infections, medication changes and abnormal tissue can cause changes in your cycle too. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your menstrual cycle last for weeks and the blood is a brownish red.

What does it mean if your menstrual cycle last for weeks and the blood is a brownish red.

Anovulatory bleeding: You could have hormonal disorder, mass on uterus, or infection. See your doctor who will help you discover and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Why am i having pink and red koolaid colored blood for my menstrual cycle?

Why am i having pink and red koolaid colored blood for my menstrual cycle?

Old blood : The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period blood to be bright red and heavy on your last day of your menstrual cycle?

Is it normal for your period blood to be bright red and heavy on your last day of your menstrual cycle?

It can be: Color ranges go from brown, maroon, to bright fluorescent red/hot pink, light pink, blood red (hence the name!) the more oxygenated it is, the brighter red it is. Even on the last day of your period. Can be heavy too, although normally it's not. Some people have short heavy periods, others have heavy, then light. So, it's quite individual in reality. ...Read more

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I Just started my menstrual cycle and the blood is a dark brown, kind of black color. Is this cause for concern?

I Just started my menstrual cycle and the blood is a dark brown, kind of black color. Is this cause for concern?

No: A dark brown appearance of menstrual blood at the beginning or end of bleeding is normal. This is due to the blood being slower in getting from your uterus to the end of your vagina. When your flow is minimal, the blood often has time to start breaking down as it's expelled from your body, giving it that dark brown color. It is not cause for concern. ...Read more

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Ok im on my menstrual cycle and i've had dark brown blood for 3 days why?

Ok im on my menstrual cycle and i've had dark brown blood for 3 days why?

Dark blood: The color of menstrual blood may vary. The longer the blood stays in the uterus, the darker it becomes so chances are you are expelling the blood that's stayed there for a while. If the flow is the same as always and the duration is unchanged as well as timing, i'd not worry. ...Read more

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I had a normal menstrual cycle and a 1.5 weeks after I started a new cycle but with dark brownish blood but with no pain. Should I be concerned?

I had a normal menstrual cycle and a 1.5 weeks after I started a new cycle but with dark brownish blood but with no pain. Should I be concerned?

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, polyps and fibroids can cause spotting. If concerned for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule visit ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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