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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 light pink?

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

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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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My period is a dark brown color when I wipe I see red but on my pad its dark brown, it not heavy either..Why is this happening, what is it?

My period is a dark brown color when I wipe I see red but on my pad its dark brown, it not heavy either..Why is this happening, what is it?

Light bleeding: The longer blood has been out of the blood vessels, the darker it becomes. Brown blood on your pad just indicates that the blood has been out of your bloodstream longer. It is not worrisome. ...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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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 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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This is my third day wiping light pink, brown, and just today dark red slime. What is it?

This is my third day wiping light pink, brown, and just today dark red slime. What is it?

Depends....: Infection, pregnancy tops the list....depending on your sexual and partner(S) hx. It can occur just before your period or just after. Get checked by PMD for full explanation. ...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 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 a brownish color and very light?

Why is my period a brownish color and very light?

Brown ; light: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. Brownish color may be from older blood. ...Read more

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Why is my period a bright reddish orange in color?

Why is my period a bright reddish orange in color?

Hard to be sure...: Hard to be sure what the orange color is, but some people think that when bright, red blood mixes with cervical fluid it can appear like an orange color with red flecks. If there is bad odor, discomfort, or other symptoms that suggest infection, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor should evaluate. ...Read more

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Why is my stool pinkish red?

Why is my stool pinkish red?

Blood in stool: It seems that you have fresh blood from the rectal area or lower colon. Hemorrhoids are a common cause especially if your bowel movements are normal. If you have diarrhea with blood,then inflammation of the colon is more likely. Either way you should be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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