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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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Why is my period blood brown?

Why is my period blood brown?

Old blood: Blood starts out red, but when it slows down, sits around in the uterus or vagina for a while, comes out slowly, the color normally becomes brownish... ...Read more

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Why is my period blood always a nasty shadeof brown?

Why is my period blood always a nasty shadeof brown?

old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in over 6 months, pts are negativ. Could i be retaining my period blood?

No: Highly unlikely, it basically means you are not bleeding at all . You should see a doctor and find out why is this happening, it s not normal. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood light pink?

Sloughing: The discharge experienced during menstruation is composed of the lining of the inside of your uterus that has built up in preparation for a fertilized egg. It can range from light pink to dark blood clots. There is more than just blood being evacuated. There is also delicate tissue associated with built up lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Brown period blood every time i get my period?

Brown period blood every time i get my period?

May not be a problem: Depending upon whether you are or are not using oral contraceptives, this could be normal. If this is a new finding, an examination by your doctor is in order. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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