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Why would my period be bright red at the end? Im on my 5th day & im also having blood clots. Its not really heavy by the way..

Why would my period be bright red at the end? Im on my 5th day & im also having blood clots. Its not really heavy by the way..

It is most likely ok: It is most likely a normal situation but to be on the safe side your doctor can do a small biopsy specially if this is a new thing for you. ...Read more

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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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Just turned 40.. im on my 8th day of my period. Bright red which is unusual for me. Usually only have it 5 days. Should I worry?

  Just turned 40.. im on my 8th day of my period. Bright red which is unusual for me. Usually only have it 5 days. Should I worry?

Track cycles: Track your cycles over the next few months. If they continue to be long and heavy schedule a visit with your obgyn to discuss options for cycle regulation. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and I got My period (bright red, normal length but light) but 2 days before I got a tiny light pink smear. Am I pregnant?

I'm on birth control and I got My period (bright red, normal length but light) but 2 days before I got a tiny light pink smear. Am I pregnant?

Ocps: Is this your first pill pack? Did you take all your pills as instructed? Same time and everyday? If you took them correctly the likelihood of pregnancy is very low. Despite the use of OCPs the use of condoms is also encouraged. Are you in a longstanding, committed relationship? If not then definitely condoms should be used. ...Read more

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Am i having a miscarriage? I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. I went to a clinic and had a test done yesterday the 29th. I started cramping tonight and bleeding (it almost looked like the start of my period bright red) before tonight i was spotting a brownish co

Am i having a miscarriage? I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. I went to a clinic and had a test done yesterday the 29th. I started cramping tonight and bleeding (it almost looked like the start of my period bright red) before tonight i was spotting a brownish co

You : You need to be under the care of a physician for your pregnancy. If you have an insurance issue, each state has programs that allow every woman to have pre-natal care regardless of coverage or lack therof. Bleeding in early pregnancy can be a sign of a miscarriage or a threatened miscarriage. By the date of this post about a week has passed. Has the bleeding stopped completely? Have you seen a doctor? If not you should do so right away. Please reply, i would appreciate an update. ...Read more

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I'm 41 years old . Suddenly my period is bright red and very heavy is this normal ?

I'm 41 years old . Suddenly my period is bright red and very heavy is this normal ?

Maybe: You can expect changes in your period as menopause approaches and if your cycle lengthens your period can become heavier because you had more time for the lining to grow but other things can also cause this. You need a full history, exam, and appropriate testing to be able to say whether your very heavy, bright red period is normal or not. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My period has lasted nearly 3 weeks and it is very bright red and fresh looking and painful?

My period has lasted nearly 3 weeks and it is very bright red and fresh looking and painful?

See an OB/GYN: And go soon. Without knowing how much blood you may have lost and continue to lose this condition may be quite dangerous. You need to be examined and tested and treated asap not only for your bleeding but possibly for the associated anemia. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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My period color has changed from bright red to dark brown almost black. Should I be concerned?

My period  color has changed from bright red to dark brown almost black. Should I be concerned?

It depends: It is usually related when taking birth control pills, depo shots or any other hormone method of contraception. But it could also be pregnancy or other irregularities in menstrual periods, like hormonal changes related with stress, thyroid problems. If this is been going on for a while you should see your primary care physician to guide you better. ...Read more

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My period is usually dark brown and stringy/clumpy. Is this not normal? Why isnt it bright red and more liquidy?

My period is usually dark brown and stringy/clumpy. Is this not normal? Why isnt it bright red and more liquidy?

Progesterone: This could indicate a luteal phase Progesterone deficiency. I suggest seeing a holistic md and getting serum testing of your hormone levels during days #19-21 of your menstrual cycle to see if you have adequate Progesterone during that time. If you do not, you may benefit from supplemental Progesterone during the second half of your cycle. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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