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Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as just brown blood or lighter bleeding, as opposed to the bright red you're used to. This is common, and nothing to worry about. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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My menstrual period is always a lot and very painful. This month, it barely bled and i had no pain and my blood was brown. Is this normal?

My menstrual period is always a lot and very painful. This month, it barely bled and i had no pain and my blood was brown. Is this normal?

Black = 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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What can cause menstrual period to always only consist of black/clotty blood through the entire cycle? From Day 1 to last day. Has been happening for nearly 2 years.

What can cause menstrual period to always only consist of black/clotty blood through the entire cycle? From Day 1 to last day. Has been happening for nearly 2 years.

Terminology: do you mean cycle as in , days of menstruation , or days of full female cycle. Dark blood during a reg period is ok. Dark blood thru full cycle needs to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Can the sperm be washed away by the blood in your menstrual period? For example, you had sex during the 3rd day of your period and you haveaheavyflow.

Can the sperm be washed away by the blood in your menstrual period? For example, you had sex during the 3rd day of your period and you haveaheavyflow.

Can't count on it: Sperm are very good swimmers and are very determined to swim upstream to reach their goal. Kind of like salmon swimming upstream back to their spawning ground. ...Read more

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Feel pain during menstrual period and only small amount of blood comes?

Feel pain during menstrual period and only small amount of blood comes?

Vag Bleeding: First check a pregnancy test. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition. But if you are having extreme pain that is unusual for you, you should see your GYN doctor. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal blood clots in my menstrual period?

What could cause abnormal blood clots in my menstrual period?

Depends: If you have heavy flow with clots some thing is irritating the lining ( endometrium ), like fibroids, displaced iud etc, see your gyn doctor for cause and treatment will prevent it. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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