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I just started my period I think and its light brown and my lower stomach hurts but its so light im 27 yrs. Old and never had this happen

I just started my period I think and its light brown and my lower stomach hurts but its so light im 27 yrs. Old and never had this happen

MANY CAUSES: First thing I would do is check a pregnancy test! There are many causes of changes to your menses and cramping such as stress, infections, pregnancy so you might consider being seen by your ob/gyn or primary health care provider. ...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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Hi, I just started my period and the blood is brown which it yes usually red like it should be. Any help?

Hi, I just started my period and the blood is brown which it yes usually red like it should be. Any help?

Menses: The brown represents old blood and is likely just clearing out before new blood from this month will start. This is not an unusual occurrence. Nothing to be overly concerned about. ...Read more

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I have just started my period and I have brown discharge but there's no blood. Is this normal?

I have just started my period and I have brown discharge but there's no blood. Is this normal?

Probably: Some brown discharge at the beginning of your period is not uncommon, and not a sign of any problem in itself. At age 48 your hormones are likely changing, and your periods may be lighter and less frequent as you get closer to menopause. ...Read more

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I just started my period today and it was a brownish color then it just stopped. Is that normal?

I just started my period today and it was a brownish color then it just stopped. Is that normal?

Period: Periods can varying duration, timing and amount of bleeding. It is possible you may have break through bleeding due to not ovulation. ...Read more

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What is it when u have your period and its brown?

What is it when u have your period and its brown?

Prob irreg period: Sounds like an irregular period. Brown usually means old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. If this is not typical for you then track your cycles for the next few months to see if they normalize. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. ...Read more

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I just started my period a few hours ago and I went to go change my pad and there is only a little blood and it is thick and black. Not brown, black.

I just started my period a few hours ago and I went to go change my pad and there is only a little blood and it is thick and black. Not brown, black.

No problem: If blood sits in the air long enough it will turn black. Because you are bleeding so lightly it has probably been going on longer than you realize, giving the blood enough time to turn from red to brown to black. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get your period and its brown not red?

Only that older: Deoxygenated blood is being shed from the uterus. It is ok. ...Read more

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I just started my period. It brown and feels like drit. I have never seen it like that. My tubes are brunt.?

Probably normal: Not uncommon for spotting prior to the heavier blood. The color and the cosistancy are normal. ...Read more

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The last 4 days I have had brown discharge. Then I just started my period 9 days early. Should I be worried?

The last 4 days I have had brown discharge. Then I just started my period 9 days early. Should I be worried?

Monitor: A period starting a few days early is not abnormal at all. Having a lighter or heavier period from time to time is also normal. I would monitor your cycles over the next few months and see what they are like. Birth control is great at regulating menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I just started my period today. Just spotting, & really light, & brown. & my period is normally regular. Why is it like this?

I just started my period today. Just spotting, & really light, & brown. & my period is normally regular. Why is it like this?

Common: 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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I am on my period right now and I've been having nothing but dark brown discharge since the day I started my period and I have never experienced this?

I am on my period right now and I've been having nothing but dark brown discharge since the day I started my period and I have never experienced this?

Can be: Sometimes you may pass old blood which may have a brownish color to it, while new/fresh blood will be bright red. These are both normal as long as not associated with any other symptoms ...Read more

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Why am im feeling nasheus and breaste hurting? Could have I started my period and than stoped cause I conceved? I had a wirred period last month it was one day red for a few hours than stoped for a day than starting spoting a pinkish brown just when I wip

Why am im feeling nasheus and breaste hurting? Could have I started my period and than stoped cause I conceved? I had a wirred period last month it was one day red for a few hours than stoped for a day than starting spoting a pinkish brown just when I wip

Please: Please see your doctor for your symptoms. You may need a blood pregnancy test (HCG) which is more accurate than the home tests, and your sympotms need to be evaluated. Spotting can occur during normal and abnormal pregnancies. ...Read more

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I've been leaking brown liquids for about 3 weeks and I just started my period today. Can you help me? Do I have a std or something

I've been leaking brown liquids for about 3 weeks and I just started my period today. Can you help me? Do I have a std or something

Vaginal Discharge: These may be symptoms of bacterial vaginitis. Not necessarily a STD. Only a pelvic exam and appropriate tests can tell for certain. ...Read more

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On march 15th I started my period and it ended around the 21st. Well monday I started having brown discharge could I be pregnant?

On march 15th I started my period and it ended around the 21st. Well monday I started having brown discharge could I be pregnant?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Light brown period very light flow just a little bit of spotting is this normal?

Light brown period very light flow just a little bit of spotting is this normal?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I just ended an heavy and painful period that lasted for 23days it ended for only 8 and started again but brown now w/ reg. Heavy period why's this?

I just ended an heavy and painful period that lasted for 23days it ended for only 8 and started again but brown now w/ reg. Heavy period why's this?

Many options: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Use Xulane patch for 5wks now. I do not have “break wks”. I just change them every week. Been having brown period for the last wk. Why? Am I prot stil

Use Xulane patch for 5wks now. I do not have “break wks”. I just change them every week. Been having brown period for the last wk. Why? Am I prot stil

Xulane patch: You are probably just having a "period" which is appropriate on this form of birth control. You are protected against pregnancy if you started the patch at the outset of your last normal period. If the "brown discharge" continues, get a serum HCG test to make certain there is no pregnancy. ...Read more

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I just got my period and it's brown. Is that ok?

I just got my period and it's brown. Is that ok?

No: If u are 59 it is not normal to have uterine bleeding. If on hormone replacement not as worrisome but you are at risk for endometrial cancer, don't panic, it's treatable if u have that, not sayin u do, but at 59 you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Why period starts then stops and then just brown after one day?

Why period starts then stops and then just brown after one day?

Short period: May be variation, sign of menopause with abnormal period - check FSH/ LH or due to pregnancy - would check HCG, Also consider polyp or hyperplasia. May consider biopsy and or ultrasound. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I just starded my period and its dark brown, what dose that mean?

Period: Is this the first time this happened? Have you ever missed a period before? Could you be pregnant? Those are common questions to ask given the one you sent. However, this may be normal for you. I would advise monitoring to see if this changes and get a pregnancy test if it remains light. If it gets heavier, you can chart the flow for several cycles to see what is your pattern. ...Read more

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13 day light period and on 14th day just brown during anovulatory period is that normal?

13 day light period and on 14th day just brown during anovulatory period is that normal?

Probably: If you were 20, I would say this is somewhat abnormal, though it still could be caused by a number of common medications including birth control.

However, a 13 year old woman is still establishing menstrual regularity, and it is not at all abnormal to have somewhat irregular / dysfunctional bleeding.

If its bothering you I suggest you see your doctor and and discuss options ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more