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My Period Is Always Black
Irregular periods: 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
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
I got my period today. The blood is dark and sticky. It looks almost dark brown. It smells weird too.. I have irregular periods. Is this bad?
Probably not: If your period is due then this is probably nothing serious. Menstrual blood, urine, & sweat can all smell odd depending on diet. Onions and garlic, in moderate amounts, can add their smell to these secretions. Coffee too. Some medicines, vitamins, supplements, etc., can also do it. An infection is another possibility If this persists get checked. If you have dizziness, pain, fever, go to ER ...Read more
I got my period yesterday for the first time since december 25th and today the blood is a really dark red colour, almost black. Is this normal?
I am 21 and my period is always on time and always the same. 3 days ago my period came on time but is dark brown. Whats wrong?! im only spotting and there is no sign of red blood its only dark brown and my period is never this way. I am sexually active co
If : If your period is lighter in amount or a darker color, then taking a pregnancy test is reasonable and may put your mind at rest. If you have discharge, then contact your physician for an evaluation. You may want to consider starting an oral contraceptive or an implantable form of birth control like Implanon or mirena, (levonorgestrel) but the only way to prevent infection is using a condom. ...Read more
Today I started my period but it looks very dark almost black and the texture is super thick, could I be pregnant?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more
Common...: Dark brown discharge is common at the end of a period. Check with your doctor if your brown dishcarge is coming at times other than the beginning or end of a period, though. I would consider it spotting. ...Read more
I am getting cramps and it feels like period pains. But my period is light and a grey colour is this normal?
Dark blood: Is usually old, deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why is my period coming out in long gooey strands? It is a deep brown color. I have had color change but my period has never been gooey
Gooey = old blood : The color and consistency of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. ...Read more
Today i got my period but this time it isn't normal. I had dark brown discharge and very very light spotting like if it was the end of my period. Why?
I had protected sex 6 weeks ago and my period is late by 4-5 days and it now is coming in brown almost black is this normal? is this my period?
I am taking metronidazole. I started my period yesterday and the color is really dark almost black. Is this normal?
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
My period is always normal, but this month when i thought i started my period, it was just very light and not consistant. ?
Irregular periods: 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
My period is a dark brown color when I wipe I see red but on my pad its dark brown, it not heavy either..Why is this happening, what is it?
Light bleeding: The longer blood has been out of the blood vessels, the darker it becomes. Brown blood on your pad just indicates that the blood has been out of your bloodstream longer. It is not worrisome. ...Read more
During my last cycle, I my flow was normal, and was red. This time around, i'm barely bleeding, and it is very dark. Almost black. Is this normal?
I started my period on saturday and the blood that comes out is dark brown almost black, is that normal?
Yes, it is normal.: The dark blood is older blood that is being cleaned out of the vagina. ...Read more
Brown ; light: 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. Brownish color may be from older blood. ...Read more
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