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Period Blood Is Dark Brown
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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 blood is dark brown and clotted. I've been having a lot of other symptoms. This is the first day of my period. Why?
Hormone cycle: dark brown discharge is actually of menstrual blood and mucous. Your hormone levels vary from month to month and the causes of irregular bleeding can be hormonal or related to stress, tension, anxiety or illness. Oral contraceptives can be prescribed by your GYN to regulate your cycle ...Read more
Brown = blood : Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina.If your periods are irregular see your doctor to discuss options for cycle regulation. ...Read more
Period came on time, but experienced nausea, fatigue & cramping, dizziness & breast tenderness before & during period. Period blood is a dark brown.
Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as just brown blood or lighter bleeding, as opposed to the bright red you're used to. This is common, and nothing to worry about. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant or want better cycle control ...Read more
Came of provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3 days ago (took them for 15 days to stop bleeding), now i'm having a period and the blood is dark brown. Is that ok?
Yes: It is expected to have some withdrawal bleeding after coming off the provera (medroxyprogesterone). Dark brown is old blood. So as long as there is no heavy bright red bleeding things seem fine. Be sure to follow-up with the doctor who prescribed the medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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