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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 also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
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Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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