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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


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What does brown period blood mean?

Brown blood is: Older blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it bad if your period blood is black?

Doubtful: Dark menstrual blood is usually indicative of older blood - blood that has remained on the uterus of vagina longer. It is usually not very heavy.
Changes to your menstrual cycles are common as women get closer to menopause.
Significant changes in your menstrual cycle should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the whole week your period blood was brown?

Not to worry.: Brown blood is just older, more deoxygenated blood. ...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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For 24 hours, there was no presence of period blood. But suddenly, the period blood appeared again. What could this mean?

For 24 hours, there was no presence of period blood. But suddenly, the period blood appeared again. What could this mean?

Irregular periods: There are multiple causes of irregular periods, ranging from hormonal imbalances to medication side effects. REcommend discussing this issue with your OBGYn if the condition is persistent. ...Read more

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What does dark red period blood mean?

Old blood: This dark blood is not new bleeding, the uterus is just getting rid of old bleeding. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood black for the first 2 days?

Why is my period blood black for the first 2 days?

See your doctor: Brown/black discharge is typically light bleeding. There are lots of causes of such bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. Mathis can also happen with birth control pills. You should see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period blood is orange?

What does it mean when your period blood is orange?

Period color: Hi, there are 2 possibilities, 1- mixing the period blood with discharge from ur cervix 2- infection
plz see ur MD for pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have bleed medium brown period blood for a few hours?

What does it mean when I have bleed medium brown period blood for a few hours?

Timing?: If its at the regular time then it's just a weird cycle. If its at the wrong time then it's just breakthrough bleeding. If it continues the next few cycles then see your doctor. Brown just means old blood. ...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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What does bright red period blood mean? From beginning to end it's been bright red and medium heavy

More blood: Bright red blood usually indicates greater than usual amount of blood being lost in the periods. You may wish to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent anemia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What does it mean if the smell of my period blood turns me on?

What does it mean if the smell of my period blood turns me on?

Nothing: This does not mean anything significant. Different people are aroused by all sorts of different things. ...Read more

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My period blood is normally bright red but has been a black red the whole time. It has lasted for three weeks and counting. What should I do?

My period blood is normally bright red but has been a black red the whole time. It has lasted for three weeks and counting. What should I do?

Old blood: The darker the blood is basically the older it is. Most likely you aren't ovulating regularly and as a result have prolonged breakthrough bleeding. Its time to see a gynecologist. If you don't have one at least call your family physician tomorrow and explain the number of days you have been bleeding so either something can be done or they get you in with GYN ...Read more

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I have black period blood at beginning of cycle with clots in it have had problems with cysts before and two removed could it be another cyst causing?

I have black period blood at beginning of cycle with clots in it have had problems with cysts before and two removed could it be another cyst causing?

Unlikely: Dark blood signifies old blood while fresh blood appears more red. As long as the bleeding is not heavy, its ok. The color shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more

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For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

In general: Black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance. Best wishes ...Read more

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Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. Why is it so?

Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. Why is it so?

Stress: Getting married is stressful. Stress has a well known effect on changing your cycle. The old blood you are seeing is just the period you should have had 2 weeks prior. So long as you reset back to a normal 28 day cycle there is nothing to be concerned about. If you continue to have irregular periods then see your GYN ...Read more

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What do brown period blood for months mean? First started after having gallbladder removed recently. Have IUD for 4 years never happen before.

What do brown period blood for months mean? First started after having gallbladder removed recently. Have IUD for 4 years never happen before.

Old blood: Coming out of vagina. The timing is probably coincidental. The brown blood is likely just old blood that is now leaving your body. Likely this will pass with time. But if you have lower abdominal pain, tenderness or a fever (>101.3F or 38.5C) then I would be concerned because from that point all bets are off, brown discharge should be looked at as sign of infection. ...Read more

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I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But I woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should I be concerned or not?

I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But I woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should I be concerned or not?

See below: Chances are low that you are pregnant. Obtain a home pregnancy test. The newer ones turn positive within 72 hours before the expected beginning of your period. It it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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My period blood looks black should I see a doctor immediately?

My period blood looks black should I see a doctor immediately?

The change may be ok: If this is the very beginning or towards the end of your period & with light flow or spotting, this may be the delayed flow of residual blood in the vagina. Blood turns dark when there is a small amt of blood inhering in the vagina before flowing down. For regular to heavy constant flow of very dark menstrual blood - see your GYN doctor to examine, eval the source ...Read more