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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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For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

In general: black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance.Best wishes ...Read more

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My period blood looks black should I see a doctor immediately?

My period blood looks black should I see a doctor immediately?

The change may be ok: If this is the very beginning or towards the end of your period & with light flow or spotting, this may be the delayed flow of residual blood in the vagina. Blood turns dark when there is a small amt of blood inhering in the vagina before flowing down. For regular to heavy constant flow of very dark menstrual blood - see your GYN doctor to examine, eval the source ...Read more

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Why is my period blood black for the first 2 days?

Why is my period blood black for the first 2 days?

See your doctor: Brown/black discharge is typically light bleeding. There are lots of causes of such bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. Mathis can also happen with birth control pills. You should see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My period blood has been black for 5 days now.What does this mean?

My period blood has been black for 5 days now.What does this mean?

Let me explain: Sometimes you may notice that your menstrual blood becomes dark brown or almost black as you near the end of your period. This is a normal color change. It happens when the blood is older and not being expelled from the body quickly. ...Read more

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Note- I have never been sexually active.I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?

Note- I have never been sexually active.I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?

See a doctor: There are several possible causes and it is impossible to provide specific information. You need to see a doctor and get the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. why is it so?

Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. why is it so?

Stress: Getting married is stressful. Stress has a well known effect on changing your cycle. The old blood you are seeing is just the period you should have had 2 weeks prior. So long as you reset back to a normal 28 day cycle there is nothing to be concerned about. If you continue to have irregular periods then see your GYN ...Read more

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I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But i woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should i be concerned or not?

I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But i woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should i be concerned or not?

See below: Chances are low that you are pregnant. Obtain a home pregnancy test. The newer ones turn positive within 72 hours before the expected beginning of your period. It it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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