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Is it normal to have dark brown blood at the beginning of your period? When I wipe its usually bright red but on my pad it is really dark brown.

Is it normal to have dark brown blood at the beginning of your period? When I wipe its usually bright red but on my pad it is really dark brown.

Oxidation: Blood got through a chemical process called oxidation. This is the how blood chemically breaks down. The older it is the darker it will be. The color is not significant. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dark brown blood a week after taking plan b? My regular period ended a week and a day ago. Please help i'm really scared.

Is it normal to have dark brown blood a week after taking plan b? My regular period ended a week and a day ago. Please help i'm really scared.

Typical with Plan B: Plan b essentially disrupts the normal menstrual cycle by blocking or delaying ovulation. That it is how it works and why it is so different than a medical abortion. Irregular bleeding after taking Plan B is not rare. Always check a pregnancy test after using Plan B and see a doctor to start a better form of birth control. ...Read more

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Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Possible causes: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. Dark brown can be old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Heavy and very painful, dark red/brown period. Is this normal?

Heavy and very painful, dark red/brown period. Is this normal?

No: you may need to see a gynecologist to assist with management of possible dysmennoria ...Read more

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Is it normal to have period three days before it's due and the blood is dark brown ....

Is it normal to have period three days before it's due and the blood is dark brown ....

Early menses: Menstrual cycles are not always regular for a number of reasons including pregnancy, anovulatory cycle, hormone imbalance, missing a birth control pill, miscarriage, or infection. Dark brown blood occurs when the flow is slow and the blood has time to be oxidized in the vagina. I would check to make sure you are not pregnant. If your next period is irregular I would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I had a painful period that went away for a day and now I have a steady flow of dark brown blood. This isn't normal so what can I do?

I had a painful period that went away for a day and now I have a steady flow of dark brown blood. This isn't normal so what can I do?

Depends: If you were pregnant, see your doctor right away. If you were not pregnant, then nothing to worry. At age 47, menopausae starts and the period is usually irregukar. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get dark brown blood at the start of your period?

Is it normal to get dark brown blood at the start of your period?

Brown = blood : 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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Period starting heavy with dark brown blood for past 2 cycles. Is this normal? Usually starts off red.

Period starting heavy with dark brown blood for past 2 cycles. Is this normal? Usually starts off red.

Period change: If it is regular and not too heavy then it would be considered normal pattern, even if the character of the flow is different. Many things can affect the shedding of the uterine lining each month. ...Read more