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