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My Period Is Dark Brown And Light
I finished 2nd day of placebo pills, i'm on my first month of birth control. My period is a very dark brown and light red? Is this normal?
Likely yes...: ...Your period will be much lighter on pills.. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...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
2 months ago i missed my period, had dark brown stretchy discharge with light cramping. The same has happened last and this month. On bc. Am i ok?
Birth control: Missing a period while on birth control can be common. It depends on what type of birth control you are using and the dosage/strenght. The longer you use hormonal birth control the less heavy your periods will be and with less cramping. Have always in mind that even on b/c you can still get pregnant. So if suspected perform a pregnancy test. If still with symtomps see your gyn for evaluation. ...Read more
My period is 5 days late dark brown light bleeding stomache is very bloated. Left leg feels numb what could be wrong with me?
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Probably normal: What you describe sounds normal. Many women have brownish flow initially which can also be quite light. As bleeding increases, the color usually turns red. ...Read more
May be nothing: Slower flow or older blood can both have brown-ish appearance. If no new symptoms, then likely nothing to be concerned about. Can always call your Gyn for recommendation if concerned. ...Read more
One of those is: Probably break through bleeding. Blood that is old and deoxygenated can be brown. ...Read more
Period has been dark brown and light for 3 days then turned reddish and heavier, this has never happened to me am i spotting? Took a test is was neg.
My period is dark brown and like goo then it changed to bright red and has lasted 15 days so far is this normal?
Not normal: Vaginal bleeding for 15 consecutive days is not normal. It is best to seek evaluation with gyn. There are many etiologies depending on a variety of factors - pregnant vs. Not pregnant, ovulatory vs. Not ovulatory, endocrine abnormalities of thyroid, prolactin, androgens, etc. Thus, best to seek gyn evaluation. ...Read more
Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?
Oxidation: Blood breaks down through a chemical process called oxidation. The color of the blood depends on where in the process it is. Blood is blood and the color or consistency does not matter. ...Read more
I have really bad cramps and my period is dark brown during the first day and light the last day. Why might this be?
Spotting 1week after period ended, dark brown and light in early morning-turned heavy and dark red at night.Is it period again, spotting or bleeding?
I have merina IUD 1 year now but last month and this month my period is dark brown. I have no pain or discomfort, no unusual smell. I am worried?
I finally got what seemed like my period after 63 days without period since my failed ivf.The period is dark brown and just few drops with no cramps.P
Have irregular period and had unprotected sex and I got dark brown and light pink spotting am I maybe pregnant ?
This morning i was spotting and now my period is dark brown and gooey. It also is very sticky. I'm also not on birth control. What can it be?
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 mother has factorvblood coagulation disorder. I haven't gotten tested yet. My period is dark brown and clumpy/stringy. Can this be a sign I have it?
Hard to say: Factor v leiden as you mentioned is a clotting disorder making you more prone to them. This could be made worse with contraceptives. Seeing as your mother has it, i would advise testing. It is usually discovered after clots are formed in the deep vessels of the leg, lung, or perhaps even recurrent miscarriages that prompts investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a missed period for two months and while I missed my period I was spotting. and two days ago I started but it is dark brown and light red blood.
Period: Your dark blood may represent old unoxgynated blood which is considered normal ...Read more
I've been off the Depo-Provera since december and I've had irregular periods and my period is dark brown and like thick brown mucus sometimes. Is that normal?
Period lasted 3 days, was dark in color and never got heavy stayed the same flow all 3 days. Now having brown CM 2 days after. What could cause this?
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