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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 started my period 4 days early and it was very light and the color was brown and today its heavy and looks black is this normal if not please help me?

I started my period 4 days early and it was very light and the color was brown and today its heavy and looks black is this normal if not please help me?

This can be normal: Menstrual patterns change monthly and every woman is different. Variations are common in women your age and those nearing menopause. The usual cycle range from 21-35 days interval with an average of 28 days. I recommend you keep a calendar of your monthly menses and this will help to establish your menstrual pattern. ...Read more

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Ive had my period of almost a month ibe never had it for that long now the blood looks brown and gooey?

Ive had my period of almost a month ibe never had it for that long now the blood looks brown and gooey?

Bleeding longer than: 7 days is not normal. Please see your physician or gynecologist. Brown blood is usually older blood being cleaned out of the vagina. Take care. ...Read more

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I got my period for the third time this month and it looks brown and has a different smell. What is going on ?

I got my period for the third time this month and it looks brown and has a different smell. What is going on ?

I suspect that: Some of the episodes of bleeding are break through due to hormonal imbalances. Brown blood is older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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I have brown flakes in my urine. Looks like dried up blood maybe. Last period was over a month ago. What's going on?

I have brown flakes in my urine. Looks like dried up blood maybe. Last period was over a month ago. What's going on?

Possibilities: Spotting prior to period can occasionally occur prior to the onset of bleeding and not be a cause for worry, but there are other causes of irregular bleeding: pregnancy, fibroids, endometriosis, stds, infection, a cervical or uterine polyp. Other causes could be a bladder infection or kidney stones. Irregular vaginal bleeding or blood in your urine are both absee your doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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My last period was the 24th August, but I'm experiencing brown discharge today, that looks like blood. Why could this be?

My last period was the 24th August, but I'm experiencing brown discharge today, that looks like blood. Why 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, polyp, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test ...Read more

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I losf my virginity may 23 and had sex again the 30 and june 2 im having brown blood that looks like period. Is this normal? i used protection

I losf my virginity may 23 and had sex again the 30 and june 2 im having brown blood that looks like period. Is this normal? i used protection

Depends.....: If your partner is not a virgin....... possibility of infection comes to mind. Otherwise it is related to the friction and force opening of vaginal passage....rupture of hymen related bleeding. If it continues...get checked. ...Read more

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I just had my period about 19-20 days ago. right now, midway through my cycle but I still have some brownish discharge. looks like my period blood?

I just had my period about 19-20 days ago. right now, midway through my cycle but I still have some brownish discharge. looks like my period blood?

Irregular bleeding: 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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I had my period on April 1st. Last night I started a brown discharge and which looks like has turned into another period. This has never happened befo?

I had my period on April 1st. Last night I started a brown discharge and which looks like has turned into another period. This has never happened befo?

Check GYN dr: it depend on the amount of the blood and if you have another symptoms like abdominal pain and if you have a contraceptive method it can be as simple as ovulation as you are in mid cycle and sometimes you can see some blood with that , or if you are trying to get pregnant that might happened with pegnancy too best go to gyn dr to be checked and check pregnancy ...Read more

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Disharge that looks like blood/brown? But nor really my period, and i still don't have my period. But lower back pains..And 3 neg hp tests any meaning?

Disharge that looks like blood/brown? But nor really my period, and i still don't have my period. But lower back pains..And 3 neg hp tests
any meaning?

Many possibilities: Depends on your medical history, medications, exam, symptoms. A doctor will be able to examine you, rule out pregnancy, polyps, cysts, infection, and when appropriate, perform additional testing such as ultrasound, cytology, cultures, lab work, etc to determine the cause. If your periods are usually regular, you may have just had an irregular cycle/anovulatory cycle. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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Dark brown spotting &pee looks red as if on period but actual perios should start in 2 weeks?

Dark brown spotting &pee looks red as if on period but actual perios should start in 2 weeks?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. If needed, a pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly after a missed period. ...Read more

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I'm on Nexplanon since October never had a period then boom I get one that's light but brown clotty and with what looks like vaines some cramping?

I'm on Nexplanon since October never had a period then boom I get one that's light but brown clotty and with what looks like vaines some cramping?

Implanon: This was a normal thing with your implant. The top layer of the endometrium may grow a little but then sloughs off and you get old brown blood. Not to worry unless you get lots of bleeding. ...Read more

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Its a week and 3 days after my period u have had brownish bright red and slimy clear discharge also discharge that looks like lotion? Whats this mean

Its a week and 3 days after my period u have had brownish bright red and slimy clear discharge also discharge that looks like lotion? Whats this mean

Nabothian cysts: These mucous laden cysts line the outer portion of the cervix and burst from time to time, releasing some fresh blood and--you guessed it--mucous. The cysts are, generally, considered benign (e.g. Non-cancerous). Of course, there are other things that could cause such symptoms as well (e.g. Polyps, more sinister lesions on the cervix, etc..). If symptoms are persistent, get checked. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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