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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


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

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 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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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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My menstrual period is always a lot and very painful. This month, it barely bled and i had no pain and my blood was brown. Is this normal?

My menstrual period is always a lot and very painful. This month, it barely bled and i had no pain and my blood was brown. Is this normal?

Black = old blood : The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation. ...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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Are blood clots normal to have in your period blood?

Maybe: Formation of blood clots may indicate a much heavier flow. Blood also pools in the vagina while asleep and upon arising may discharge as blood clots. If persistent, an evaluation may be indicated as changes in menstrual flow past age 35 may signify more serious problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how your period blood come through when your hymen isnt broke?

Can you tell me how your period blood come through when your hymen isnt broke?

Not a complete cover: The hymen usually does not completely cover the vaginal opening, allowing menstrual blood to escape. Some virginal women don't have any hymen at all. Surgery is sometimes needed if the hymen covers the opening all the way because the menstrual blood backs up and causes terrible pain. Fortunately this is rare. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is your period blood suppose to be the same texture as discharge? Can period blood have discharge like qualities? Or is it implantation?

Is your period blood suppose to be the same texture as discharge? Can period blood have discharge like qualities? Or is it implantation?

Can be.: Menstrual fluid consistency can vary, and of course can be mixed with the discharge from the vaginal canal. If you think you could be pregnant get a pregnancy test at any corner drug store; even the the dollar store tests work well. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

Natrusl clots: Anytime there is bleeding in a healthy individual, there will be clotting. This is a sign of health. ...Read more

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Feel pain during menstrual period and only small amount of blood comes?

Feel pain during menstrual period and only small amount of blood comes?

Vag Bleeding: First check a pregnancy test. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition. But if you are having extreme pain that is unusual for you, you should see your GYN doctor. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal blood clots in my menstrual period?

What could cause abnormal blood clots in my menstrual period?

Depends: If you have heavy flow with clots some thing is irritating the lining ( endometrium ), like fibroids, displaced iud etc, see your gyn doctor for cause and treatment will prevent it. ...Read more

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How much blood is typically lost during a single menstrual period?

How much blood is typically lost during a single menstrual period?

Menstrual bleeding: The average blood lost in a normal menstrual period is 30 ml, or about 2 teaspoons. A heavy period is defined as 80 ml (about 2 tablespoons) or greater. ...Read more