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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 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 a shiny murky dark kinda but brightish red? Am i fertile or something?

Why is my period blood a shiny murky dark kinda but brightish red? Am i fertile or something?

Period: If you're on your period, that means your chance of pregnancy at this time is 0. As far as fertility goes, you are fertile as long as you ovulate. Shiny murky brightish red color of your bleeding may be normal. ...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 dark like a really dark red and this is the second month it's been dark, is this normal?

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

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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 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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