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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

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 brown when I start my period?

Why is my period blood brown when I start my period?

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

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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

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

Cleaning Uterus: Brown is the color of older blood that has lost all of it's oxygen. It usually represents the uterus sloughing off older deeper blood tissue. It is normal. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood always a nasty shadeof brown?

Why is my period blood always a nasty shadeof brown?

Old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Old blood: Dry dark brown color means old blood. It could be that the full on period hasn't started yet. If the bleeding doesn't get normal this cycle, be sure to run a home pregnancy test if you've been having sex. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood dark brown, stopped after 4 hrs. Is this a period?

Why is my period blood dark brown, stopped after 4 hrs. Is this a period?

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

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Why is my period blood red then brown am I pregnant?

Why is my period blood red then brown am I pregnant?

Not pregnant: Red blood is newer blood and is common at the start of a period, and brown blood is older blood common at the end of a period. ...Read more

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Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?

Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?

Sex: Having intercourse will have no effect on your hormones. It will also not effect the color of your period blood. The only exception would be if you had sex the first time near your period and your hymen was broken and some old blood occurred due to that. ...Read more

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Hello, I am having light brown clumpy period blood for the first two days then it turns regular for the rest of my period. Is this normal?

Hello, I am having light brown clumpy period blood for the first two days then it turns regular for the rest of my period. Is this normal?

Yes it's normal: But then if there's any unusual symptoms like pelvic pain, prolonged menses with clots, then i'd recommend u follow up with ur gyn for further exam. God bless u! http://m.Healthline. Com/symptom/menstrual-irregularity. ...Read more

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Brown period blood every time I get my period?

Brown period blood every time I get my period?

May not be a problem: Depending upon whether you are or are not using oral contraceptives, this could be normal. If this is a new finding, an examination by your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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My period blood came out dark brown this month...why is that?

My period blood came out dark brown this month...why is that?

"Older": That is usually the result of "older" blood that has been in the uterus or vagina a little bit longer. It is still normal. If you have abnormal discharge, fever or pelvic pain then you should be checked. ...Read more

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My period blood is dark brown what can this mean its my first period in 2 months?

My period blood is dark brown what can this mean its my first period in 2 months?

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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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?

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?

Normal: 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

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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

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: 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

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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?

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

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My period was four days late. My period is now on but I have what appears to be streaks of clear mucus. And now it my period blood is brown.

My period was four days late. My period is now on but I have what appears to be streaks of clear mucus. And now it my period blood is brown.

Check a test: Since you are late and the period seems abnormal, check a
Refinance test to make sure. It will probably be negative, which means you had a delay in ovulation, it should correct over the next cycle. ...Read more

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Hi, my period blood is brown, its usually brown for 1 or 2 days before turning red but its been brown for 5 days now? Last period around 7 weeks ago

Hi, my period blood is brown, its usually brown for 1 or 2 days before turning red but its been brown for 5 days now? Last period around 7 weeks ago

Color varies: The color of menstrual blood varies and is not usually something we pay a lot of attention to. If your period is coming at the usual time this this is likely your period. If your periods are irregular consider seeing an Obgyn to discuss options for regulation ...Read more

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I just had my period about 19-20 days ago. Right now, midway through my cycle but I still have some brownish discharge. Looks like my period blood?

I just had my period about 19-20 days ago. Right now, midway through my cycle but I still have some brownish discharge. Looks like my period blood?

Irregular bleeding: 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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My period blood has been brown for a week now...at first it was a dark red and now its just brown. Usually by period is 4-5 days. This time its longer?

My period blood has been brown for a week now...at first it was a dark red and now its just brown. Usually by period is 4-5 days. This time its longer?

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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For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

In general: Black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance. Best wishes ...Read more

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Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. Why is it so?

Am 26 years old, recently married & my periods got late for 15 days. Now my period blood comes out brown black in color. Why is it so?

Stress: Getting married is stressful. Stress has a well known effect on changing your cycle. The old blood you are seeing is just the period you should have had 2 weeks prior. So long as you reset back to a normal 28 day cycle there is nothing to be concerned about. If you continue to have irregular periods then see your GYN ...Read more

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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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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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