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Why Is My Period Blood Dark
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
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
That's old: Deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My period blood is dark like a really dark red and this is the second month it's been dark, is this normal?
You may want: to check with a healthcare provider re: possibility of anemia. Changes to the appearance of your blood can be attributed to amount of hemoglobin in your blood, or clotting that may cause darker color. In the case of clotting, an increase in the total amount of menstrual bleeding will generally lead to darker color blood since it tends to stay longer in the uterus and thus changes color. ...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
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
Hi, my period blood is normally dark red and heavy however this month its very light Flo and light pink, what can be the reason?
I got my period; blood came out nearly black, normal flow. But i woke up the next morning & it was dark, just spotting. Should i be concerned or not?
3 days into my period, and my period blood is really thick dark muck. Why? This never happens, on top of this. I've been nausea and getting really hot
That is alright.: Dark blood is older, more deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 36 and trying to conceive for the 1st time. During my period, blood is all dark - no bright red. Is that anything to worry about with conception?
No, I don't think: it indicates a problem, and is nothing to worry about with conception.. ...Read more
Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood. This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more
My period was 4 days late. I just recently had a yeast infection a few days prior and my period blood is watery and dark to medium brown. Normal?
Started bc after last menstrual period. Now time for period but seeing brown clumps and spotting some dark red blood. I this normal first time on bc?
There may be a: little hormonal imbalance as the process begins. The brown clumps are likely just old blood/ tissue being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more
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