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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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I'm seeing black period for a week now. Is this concerning?

I'm seeing black period for a week now. Is this concerning?

Black blood is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. This is not a problem. If you bleed longer than seven days would consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What's the cause of the period becoming black at the beginning of the cycle?

What's the cause of the period becoming black at the beginning of the cycle?

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

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I got a period on 3-2-14 lasing 6 days then again 3-10-14 is this normal I am 39 female black?

I got a period on 3-2-14 lasing 6 days then again 3-10-14 is this normal I am 39 female black?

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

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Dark, almost black spotting 10 days before period.

Dark, almost black spotting 10 days before period.

Ovulation: Often there is some bleeding at the time of ovulation. That blood can be slow to come out. By the time you see the blood it can be very dark or black. Mid cycle bleeding as you describe is usually due to ovulation. If unsure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Just want to knw what cause ur period to come lik black on the first day?

Just want to knw what cause ur period to come lik black on the first day?

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

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Is black/brown sticky and stringy discharge normal 4 days before having a period?

Is black/brown sticky and stringy discharge normal 4 days before having a period?

This can be old,: Deoxygenated blood ; tissue being cleaned out of the uterus. You might have some imbalance of estrogen or estrogen. ...Read more

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What colors are normal for a period? It goes from bright red to brownish, then black. Is something wrong?

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

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I'm worried about my fiance's period, this morning she told that her period is dry dark black. Please help me.

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

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Had period for 3 days instead of 5 and on the 4day it wasn't blood it was black, can u tell me why this is so?

Probably normal: Menstrual flow can vary from month to month. So having a 3 day menstrual flow instead of 5 is normal. Also having black flow is normal. Black just means that your normal menstrual blood clotted. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days, 1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood?

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

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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

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

If: If your menstrual periods were previously regular, common causes of irregular bleeding are anovulation and pregnancy. If a pregnancy test is negative you may not have ovulated or have ovulated later in the cycle. ...Read more

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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

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My period is black at begining of cycle?

My period is black at begining of cycle?

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

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I have my period but it is browny/black in colour. Is this a problem?

I have my period but it is browny/black in colour. Is this a problem?

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

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I'm on my period and my poop is black. Is that connected?

I'm on my period and my poop is black. Is that connected?

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

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Is it bad if your period blood is black?

Doubtful: 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

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Itchy and black discharge before period?

Itchy and black discharge before period?

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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I have my period dark black and light flow?

I have my period dark black and light flow?

Abnormal menses: Sounds like a hormonal glitch if not early pregnancy. Keep track of cycles and get checked if it continues to be abnormal, even if your pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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