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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 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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Why is my period black? When I go to change my tampon, the blood, or whatever it is, is black. Why? Should I be concerned? It's been like this the past few periods. Is it even blood?

Why is my period black? When I go to change my tampon, the blood, or whatever it is, is black. Why? Should I be concerned? It's been like this the past few periods. Is it even blood?

Blood: Blood from the period can appear black especially towards the end of the period. It is usually nothing to be concerned about. If you have other symptoms then see your gynecologist, but many women notice this occasionally and it usually varies from month to month. There are some gynecologists who feel it may represent a low iron level, so consider adding a vitamin with iron to your daily regimen. ...Read more

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How come I have black blood before my period?

This could be the: Initiation of your period. The black blood may be a combination of de-oxygenated old blood with sloughed endometrial tissue. ...Read more

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Why do I have black blood after my period?

Why do I have black blood after my period?

Old blood: Black blood is just old blood. It's normal and not worrisome to have some old looking blood at the end of the period. ...Read more

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What causes black blood when I start my period?

What causes black blood when I start my period?

Hormone dysfunction: If there is luteal phase defect and Progesterone deficiency this can cause brownish/blackish discharge. ...Read more

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My period blood has been black for 5 days now. What does this mean?

My period blood has been black for 5 days now. What does this mean?

Let me explain: Sometimes you may notice that your menstrual blood becomes dark brown or almost black as you near the end of your period. This is a normal color change. It happens when the blood is older and not being expelled from the body quickly. ...Read more

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My period started a week early and was normal but for 4 weeks nor I been passing brownish black blood?

My period started a week early and was normal but for 4 weeks nor I been passing brownish black blood?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). See your GYN for help control ...Read more

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I started my period on saturday and the blood that comes out is dark brown almost black, is that normal?

Yes, it is normal.: The dark blood is older blood that is being cleaned out of the vagina. ...Read more

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I started my period with black blood and the black blood has continued for 7 days. Should I seek medical help?

I started my period with black blood and the black blood has continued for 7 days. Should I seek medical help?

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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My period hasn't come this month, ive had black dry blood for two days and no pain at all, is this my period or something else?

My period hasn't come this month, ive had black dry blood for two days and no pain at all, is this my period or something else?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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“Had my period three times in thirty days. Average-light in heaviness and blood is brown to black, especially on the first few days.

“Had my period three times in thirty days. Average-light in heaviness and blood is brown to black, especially on the first few days.

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. Wait and see what happens but if concerned see your doctor as more information is needed to give a better answer. ...Read more

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Why is 90 percent of my period stringy black brown blood. If not all of it (which is what happens most of the time) it doesn't feel normal.

Why is 90 percent of my period stringy black brown blood. If not all of it (which is what happens most of the time) it doesn't feel normal.

Hormone imbalance?: The abnormal flow and consistency of your menstrual blood suggests that you aren't completely shedding the menstrual lining during your period. Normal menstrual cycles require a very orchestrated interplay of reproductive hormones. If there's an imbalance of these hormones, menstrual irregularities and abnormalities can occur. Please see your gynecologist about this. ...Read more

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I spotted very light twice this month & today I experienced dark black blood. Is that normal? My period came 5 days early...& it's usually on time.

I spotted very light twice this month & today I experienced dark black blood. Is that normal? My period came 5 days early...& it's usually on time.

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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