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My Period Is Always Black
Why is my period always black from start to finish? It can sometimes be dark brown and very rarely is red. It has been like this for years.
Old blood: Old blood looks dark brown or black. Sounds as if your periods are fairly light. Are you taking hormones? Ask your doctor about the cause. ...Read more
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
Well: Fresh blood is bright red. Old blood turns dark brown or black with oxidation that's what the iron in the blood does. ...Read more
No: This is what we would call breakthrough bleeding. It is common but not normal. Most often it's due to swings or fluctuations in hormones. At 39 years of age you should see a gynecologist for evaluation. It's possible that he or she will want to perform a biopsy to make sure there are no precancer cells as the cause for this a regular bleeding good luck! ...Read more
Not necessarily.: This is usually older blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
All that means is: That the blood is old and deoxygenated. Don't worry. ...Read more
Dark menstrual blood: At the beginning of your period, the dark blood may be dried blood/tissue left over at the end of the last cycle that didn't get completely expelled from your uterus. Each month, the lining of the uterus sloughs off if you you are not pregnant. That old tissue mixed with blood can appear darker. This is not worrisome. ...Read more
?: Is this a change for you? Could just be old blood ...Read more
What colors are normal for a period? It goes from bright red to brownish, then black. Is something wrong?
Nothing is wrong: The color of the menstrual flow can change from day to day and include all of the ones you describe. If bleeding is somewhat heavy and the blood comes out quickly it can be bright red. Depending on how fast the hemoglobin loses oxygen and how much of a chance the vaginal bacteria have a chance to "eat" the hemoglobin, the color can become darker. ...Read more
I'm worried about my fiance's period, this morning she told that her period is dry dark black. Please help me.
Old Blood: This isn't anything to worry about. The blood hasn't made it out in a timely fashion and has turned this color. ...Read more
Period started dark brown to dark black Monday, and has not turned red yet, is this a problem to be concerned.
Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days, 1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood?
Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal life stressors. You should reset to a normal period within the next two months. If you miss your next period, take a home pregnancy test. For any other concerns please see you doctor. ...Read more
I been having some unhealthy period problems. The color is either black or brown. What could possibly be the problem?
Not to worry: Brown to black just means your uterus is expelling older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
I just get my maturation period last 26 of december 2011.And again I get januarary 5 2012. How it heppen/? Black blood is comming
It's the second day ofmy period. It's dark brown almost black in colour. Is this a cause for concern? Usually the 2nd day is bright red and heavy.
Chg in period: Yes this should be checked out by your GYN doctor--it could be a sign if infection or growths in the uterus--such as fibriods ...Read more
I am 25 I had a period this month starting 4th October ended on 9th then another one started on 14th this time dark brown black colour. Why 2 periods?
Ans: Seems like just old bloid on the second episode. Check a pregnancy test if negative see if the next cycle is regular ...Read more
Help! 8 days after my 1st period I saw a brown spot and changed to pink &now its almost black and heavy, it won't stop, it has been 13 days till now?
GYN check: Now- and pelvic. Culture, test of STD and discuss BC ...Read more
I have just had a very dark almost black discharge im on the new pill vissane which doesn't cause a period I haven't had one in 3 months what is cause?
Seek evaluation: It could be retained, old blood being discharged. However, I would suggest that you seek evaluation by your gyn to confirm. ...Read more
Blood colors...: The color of blood relates to how long the blood has been sitting inside the body. Red is newer. Brown or black is older, as some of the blood products have started to break down. If there are no additional symptoms, and if periods are regular in timing and not too heavy, having brown/black/red colors may be normal. One can ask the doctor about it during one's annual exam (sooner if worried). ...Read more
No: Periods can be bright red if bleding is heavy or fresh, and can be dark rusty colored if light, or just the last days. As long as your periods are REGULAR, the color of blood is variable. ...Read more
Black stool: Black stool could be a cause of blood in it or some medications like iron can make it black. It is not related to your periods. ...Read more
Dark menstrual blood is usually indicative of older blood - blood that has remained on the uterus of vagina longer. It is usually not very heavy.
Changes to your menstrual cycles are common as women get closer to menopause.
Significant changes in your menstrual cycle should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Black d/c can be: Older, deoxyenated blood. Reason for itching? If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
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