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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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My period blood is dark brown what can this mean its my first period in 2 months?

My period blood is dark brown what can this mean its my first period in 2 months?

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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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?

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

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Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Old blood: Dry dark brown color means old blood. It could be that the full on period hasn't started yet. If the bleeding doesn't get normal this cycle, be sure to run a home pregnancy test if you've been having sex. ...Read more

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My period blood came out dark brown this month...why is that?

My period blood came out dark brown this month...why is that?

"Older": That is usually the result of "older" blood that has been in the uterus or vagina a little bit longer. It is still normal. If you have abnormal discharge, fever or pelvic pain then you should be checked. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood dark brown, stopped after 4 hrs. Is this a period?

Why is my period blood dark brown, stopped after 4 hrs. Is this a period?

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

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Period came on time, but experienced nausea, fatigue & cramping, dizziness & breast tenderness before & during period. Period blood is a dark brown.

Period came on time, but experienced nausea, fatigue & cramping, dizziness &  breast tenderness before & during period. Period blood is a dark brown.

Ans: Not abnormal symptoms. Check a urine pregnancy first. If negative try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen a few days and heat over pelvis for the discomfort. Brown blood is old blood. The uterus must shed itself fully the brown blood is old blood from last cycle b ...Read more

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Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

Today is my first menstrual period and the blood is dark brown. Is this normal?

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 more

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What does it mean when your period blood is gooey and dark brown?

What does it mean when your period blood is gooey and dark brown?

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

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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?

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 more

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