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10 days before my period . Had a thick dark red discharge when I wiped .. then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge . ?

10 days before my period  . Had a thick dark red  discharge when I wiped .. then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge . ?

Discharge: Discharge can vary in color and thickness during your cycle. Brown discharge could be infection, be from past bleeding. Bleeding in between periods could be due to many things and should be evaluated by your obgyn. ...Read more

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 had an abortion a month ago and i went on the nuva ring i just got my first period and its extremely thick and dark almost black looking is this ok?

I had an abortion a month ago and i went on the nuva ring i just got my first period and its extremely thick and dark almost black looking is this ok?

Likely yes: The first period after any pregnancy is often different than usual. And being on the nuva ring will also cause your period to be lighter. Dark blood has just been slowly coming out from the uterus. See what happens the next few cycles. This will show you your new normal for your periods. ...Read more

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I'm having some dark bleeding. It's not my period, and it's really dark, thick and has a strong smell. I am scared to go to a doctor.

I'm having some dark bleeding. It's not my period, and it's really dark, thick and has a strong smell. I am scared to go to a doctor.

Don't be: Breakthrough bleeding... Bleeding when it's not your period, is really really common. Dark blood just means old blood and also isn't dangerous. A strong smell can sometimes be from the blood, but could also be from a bacterial infection in the vagina. Get checked out by a gynecologist to see if you have an infection and discuss this breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Period was day39, usually 30-35. It was very heavy for 2 days, dark brown, thick the next, lighter the next. Why could cause this? No penetrative sex.

Period was day39, usually 30-35. It was very heavy for 2 days, dark brown, thick the next, lighter the next. Why could cause this? No penetrative sex.

What your normal?: When patients have abnormal periods i always want to know what their normal pattern is. If most periods are normal then one abnormal (late, early, short, long) this is not usually a cause for concern. The cycles tend to regulate and get back to normal quickly. There are many options for cycle control. Birth control works really well and prevents unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period this month is really dark & black. And extremely thick and clumpy. It's never been like this. What could this be?

My period this month is really dark & black. And extremely thick and clumpy. It's never been like this. What could this 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

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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