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Is brown blood a sign of a period? I am 5 months post partum and have not yet gotten my first period but i noticed brown blood in my underwear.

Is brown blood a sign of a period? I am 5 months post partum and have not yet gotten my first period but i noticed brown blood in my underwear.

Spotting: Just spotting now. Are you breast feeding? Any chance you're pregnant? What are you using for contraception? Maybe your period is coming. Reply and maybe i can help. Or talk to your obgyn. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...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

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People say that brown discharge is a first period and that it will soon turn into blood,does anyone know how long that might be? I need to know please

People say that brown discharge is a first period and that it will soon turn into blood,does anyone know how long that might be? I need to know please

Brown is blood: Not sure what you mean by "turn into blood." Brown vaginal discharge is usually old blood that has been sitting in the uterus or back of the vagina. The color of menstrual blood is not something to worry about. If you are concerned something is wrong with your menstrual cycles an Obgyn can help you out. Irregular bleeding is a common problem we deal with. ...Read more

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First period in 3 years was 5 days/normal. Had sex a week after 3 days in a row. Had another period 4 days. Now spotting brown blood for 4-5 days why?

First period in 3 years was 5 days/normal. Had sex a week after 3 days in a row. Had another period 4 days. Now spotting brown blood for 4-5 days why?

Likely a normal: Variation. Spotting for a few days after a period, as an isolated event is not a cause for concern. However, if these symptoms persist for 2-3 periods, if would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Had Keyhole for Endometriosis one month ago, had first period, now after period, have brown discharge and feel tired and dizzy. blood pressure 102/57?

Had Keyhole for Endometriosis one month ago, had first period, now after period, have brown discharge and feel tired and dizzy. blood pressure 102/57?

Recheck: Brown discharge after menses is likely just old blood. Your blood pressure is fairly normal for a 20 year old. If you are feeling dizzy then prompt evaluation by your primary care physician is warranted. ...Read more

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My first period came and the blood was light pink ?

My first period came and the blood was light pink ?

Period Appearance: Menstrual flow in a woman can vary immensely. Since the pigment in our blood is iron based, the color can vary anywhere along the continuum depending on numerous hormonal factors and the duration and intensity of the flow cycle. Color intensity is also related to iron status. Anemia therefore affects color and general health in menstruating women. Blood testing can help identify any issues. ...Read more

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I just got my first period and when I go to the bathroom a drop of blood falls in is something wrong?

I just got my first period and when I go to the bathroom a drop of blood falls in is something wrong?

Menses: When you first begin your period, you may have irregular cycles with varying amounts of flow. Sometimes your period may come every month, sometimes every 2-3 months, sometimes 2-3 weeks with spotting in between. This is normal within the first year or so as your hormones are adjusting themselves. You should see a doctor if you are still experiencing irregular periods >1 year. ...Read more