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Causes Of Dark Brown Period 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
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
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 is always dark brown in colour. Even on first days and consecutive days. I get red tinges but it's mostly dark brown clots. Is this normal?
Yes: It sounds as if your period is quite light. Dark brown blood is blood that is a little bit older (the blood has had time to oxidize). Are you on hormones and that's why you're period is lighter? So long as your cycle is regular, likely everything is fine. ...Read more
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
Red and dark brown blood with dark brown clots and brown stringy clots 2 weeks after period was due what is going on?
old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more
I had my regular period for this january after 15days i was bleeding a color dark brown and sometimes dark red blood, not so heavy is this pregnancy?
Test: If you think you might be pregnant then take a test. There is no way we would know if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more
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