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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 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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Why is my blood dark?

Why is my blood dark?

Myoglobinuria: Very, dark urine with the color of cola could be due to the presence of myoglobin, which is a breakdown product of muscle cell. It can be caused by trauma, alcohol, medications, and vigorous exercises. It could indicate that you have rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure. Another cause would be blood (as in uti) or bilirubin in the urine (as in liver disease). Should be checked. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood light pink?

Sloughing: The discharge experienced during menstruation is composed of the lining of the inside of your uterus that has built up in preparation for a fertilized egg. It can range from light pink to dark blood clots. There is more than just blood being evacuated. There is also delicate tissue associated with built up lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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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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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 blood flow is dark when I menstruating. Why is it so?

My blood flow is dark when I menstruating. Why is it so?

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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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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Why is my period blood look orange?

Why is my period blood look orange?

No other symptoms?: Occasionally some women ask why their periods have an orange hue or look pinkish-orange. Ob-gyn doctors often say that the hues of the blood color is not important, as long as the periods are normal in other ways. The color hues may be related things like the ph of the menstrual blood or to vaginal fluids/mucus mixed in with the menstrual blood. An ob-gyn can help, if other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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My period blood is black and thick why is that?

My period blood is black and thick why is that?

Old blood: Get a GYN evaluation and a pelvic exam. This sounds like old vaginal blood mixed with mucous. ...Read more

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Why my blood menstration is lightly pink?

Why my blood menstration is lightly pink?

Unknown: The color of menstrual blood varies. It depends on the amount of blood and the length of time the blood has been sitting in the back of the vagina which leads to a process called oxidation. Typically the color of menstrual blood is not a cause for concern ...Read more

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Why is my period blood brown and light cause it's never light?

Why is my period blood brown and light cause it's never light?

Did you start new BC: Any new birth control? Any possibility that you are pregnant? If so take a home pregnancy test ...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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I got my period today. The blood is dark and sticky. It looks almost dark brown. It smells weird too.. I have irregular periods. Is this bad?

I got my period today. The blood is dark and sticky. It looks almost dark brown. It smells weird too.. I have irregular periods. Is this bad?

Probably not: If your period is due then this is probably nothing serious. Menstrual blood, urine, & sweat can all smell odd depending on diet. Onions and garlic, in moderate amounts, can add their smell to these secretions. Coffee too. Some medicines, vitamins, supplements, etc., can also do it. An infection is another possibility If this persists get checked. If you have dizziness, pain, fever, go to ER ...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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I have my period thats dark brown to lite red. Is that normal?

I have my period thats dark brown to lite red. Is that normal?

Yes: Depend how long the blood stay in the vagina. Dark brown or deep red if is longer. Lite red or red if is short time. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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