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Is it normal for my period to be light brown on the first day?

Is it normal for my period to be light brown on the first day?

That may just be: Some old, deoxygenated blood with tissue being sloughed off. ...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 have a mirena and experience brown, blackish periods. I am concerned that this is not in line with the normal occurance. My period is consistanlty only brown or black, it is no lighter than my normal period but last up to two weeks, when my period p

HI. I have a mirena and experience brown, blackish periods. I am concerned that this is not in line with the normal occurance. My period is consistanlty only brown or black, it is no lighter than my normal period but last up to two weeks, when my period p

IUD check: One of the nice side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel) is light or no periods. Up to 50% of users have no periods within 2 years. If your periods are heavy then the iud location needs to be checked by ultrasound. I have seen them drop down into the cervix and cause heavy bleeding. If the location is normal then this is probably going to be your pattern. You can stick with it or try another method for birth contrl ...Read more

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I don't want to know if i'm pregnant; i want to know if its normal for my period to be 3 days early, bleed lightly, brown colored and comes and goes?

I don't want to know if i'm pregnant; i want to know if its normal for my period to be 3 days early, bleed lightly, brown colored and comes and goes?

Sure : Being a few days early or late is perfectly normal for most people. The color of your menstrual blood is not relevant. It simply reflect how long its been there. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my period to last 3 days max.with very light blood? Hardly get it, but see brownish things in my pads daily and take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) get it.

Is it normal for my period to last 3 days max.with very light blood? Hardly get it, but see brownish things in my pads daily and take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) get it.

Need more info: A slower rate of bleeding can often be seen as just brown blood or lighter bleeding, as opposed to the bright red blood. However, if your periods have been irregular for a significant period of time, especially if you need to take medication to get it started, there could be an underlying cause. It is best to discuss this with your doctor to ensure you've had the correct evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and my period is always brown is this normal ?

I'm 25 and my period is always brown is this normal ?

Most likely: hi cheryl807 the color of menstrual flow depends on how much and how long its been in the uterus, the cervical canal, and the vagina. bright red...recently shed. Brown..probably several days ago. Assuming no pain, no anemia, and no bad smells, its probably your normal. Consulting a gynecologist could give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my period starts as normal and brown and then stops completely the next day?

What does it mean when my period starts as normal and brown and then stops completely the next day?

Ruptured cyst?: This could mean many things. Sometimes a ruptured cyst, but could also mean other issues are occurring such as ovulation, fibroid, polyp or endometriosis. If it persists, see a Provider. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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