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Last months of my period is brown?

Last months of my period is brown?

Period is brown: As long as your cycle is starting when you expect it, I wouldn't be concerned. If it continues several months, and you are concerned then schedule a gyn visit. ...Read more

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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 would my period be brown and stringy.

Why would my period be brown and stringy.

Menstrual changes?: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I just got my period and it's brown. Is that ok?

I just got my period and it's brown. Is that ok?

No: If u are 59 it is not normal to have uterine bleeding. If on hormone replacement not as worrisome but you are at risk for endometrial cancer, don't panic, it's treatable if u have that, not sayin u do, but at 59 you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my period brown and clotty all of a sudden?

Why is my period brown and clotty all of a sudden?

This may be: Older, deoxygenated blood and tissue being shed from the uterus. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and my period is always brown is this normal ?

I'm 25 and my period is always brown is this normal ?

Most likely: hi cheryl807 the color of menstrual flow depends on how much and how long its been in the uterus, the cervical canal, and the vagina. bright red...recently shed. Brown..probably several days ago. Assuming no pain, no anemia, and no bad smells, its probably your normal. Consulting a gynecologist could give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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My period should have stopped, but it hasn't, and now it's brown. Why?

My period should have stopped, but it hasn't, and now it's brown. Why?

Darkening menses: The color of your menses is only related to how "old" the blood is. The older the blood the darker it gets. You don't have much to worry about if it gets less every day. If in doubt go to your doctor for a consultation. Be well! ...Read more

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I have my period but it is browny/black in colour . Is this a problem?

I have my period but it is browny/black in colour . Is this a problem?

No: Periods can be bright red if bleding is heavy or fresh, and can be dark rusty colored if light, or just the last days. As long as your periods are REGULAR, the color of blood is variable. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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