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Why Does Period Blood Turn Brown
Not to worry.: Brown blood is just older, more deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
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
Old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more
Old blood: Your uterus is evacuating it's lining as well as the blood that comes from the shedding process. The blood has been collecting in the uterus and thus changes color - that's why it is brown and not bright red. ...Read more
That's old: Deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ovulation: Can cause these symptoms, but if it persists, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Brown = blood: Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina. If your periods are irregular see your doctor to discuss options for cycle regulation. ...Read more
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
Abnormal bleeding: Dark brown blood is oxidized blood, not fresh bleeding. This can be an off cycle, or associated with inflammation of the cervix, endocervical or endometrial polyps, sub mucosal myomas, ovarian cyst, implantation bleeding. Best advice is to see a Gynecologist for evaluation, r/o any serious problem. ...Read more
Brown colored period blood that's light in flow, but it's 14 days after my normal period, what's going on?
My period blood is brown and has been for around 8 or 9 months, it starts off really light and doesn't get any heavier maybe for 1 day out of 1 week?
What you describe is a normal variation on menstrual bleeding pattern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Why is my period blood brown? I had PROTECTED sex beginning of May then got my period end of May early June like I was supposed to and now brown blood
Can someone please tell me what to do? My last period was feb. 2-5 I never got my period for march 6th. I always get my period the next day after going off the month before. April 6th I noticed brown period blood the next day the blood was pink it lasted
If you think you could be pregnant, then the only way to know is to take a pregnancy test.
As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period.
There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period or have spotting such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give your doctor or your ob/gyne a call. Good luck! ...Read more
Should period blood be bright red through out its duration or should it change to a brownish colour towards the end?
Depends: The color may vary and change as you go through life. It is not uncommon to have brownish spotting right before or after you the begins or ends. ...Read more
My period blood is dark brown and clotted. I've been having a lot of other symptoms. This is the first day of my period. Why?
Hormone cycle: Dark brown discharge is actually of menstrual blood and mucous. Your hormone levels vary from month to month and the causes of irregular bleeding can be hormonal or related to stress, tension, anxiety or illness. Oral contraceptives can be prescribed by your GYN to regulate your cycle ...Read more
Period blood with clear slimy discharge.... What does this mean? Also, period started immediately with no brown discharge like usual...?
Minor variation: Sounds like a minor variation. It's reasonable to monitor for the time being. ...Read more