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Why is my period early, brown, clumpy and slow? I am 21, sexually active, and this never happened to me before?

Why is my period early, brown, clumpy and slow? I am 21, sexually active, and this never happened to me before?

Changes in menses: Changes in your menstrual cycle could be a sign of infection. If this persists, or if you notice a continued discharge after your menstrual cycle is complete, it would be a good idea for you to visit your gynecologist to be checked for infection. ...Read more

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 brown and clotty all of a sudden?

Why is my period brown and clotty all of a sudden?

This may be: Older, deoxygenated blood and tissue being shed from the uterus. ...Read more

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I missed my period on the 29th jan & had a brown period?

I missed my period on the 29th jan & had a brown period?

Need more info: Missing an occasional period is not concerning, as long as it returns to normal . If the pattern persists, first make sure you are not pregnant, then go visit with your obgyn. He/she may need to run some tests to determine exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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Last months of my period is brown?

Last months of my period is brown?

Period is brown: As long as your cycle is starting when you expect it, I wouldn't be concerned. If it continues several months, and you are concerned then schedule a gyn visit. ...Read more

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Why would my period be brown and stringy.

Why would my period be brown and stringy.

Menstrual changes?: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I just got my period and it's brown. Is that ok?

I just got my period and it's brown. Is that ok?

No: If u are 59 it is not normal to have uterine bleeding. If on hormone replacement not as worrisome but you are at risk for endometrial cancer, don't panic, it's treatable if u have that, not sayin u do, but at 59 you need evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and my period is always brown is this normal ?

I'm 25 and my period is always brown is this normal ?

Most likely: hi cheryl807 the color of menstrual flow depends on how much and how long its been in the uterus, the cervical canal, and the vagina. bright red...recently shed. Brown..probably several days ago. Assuming no pain, no anemia, and no bad smells, its probably your normal. Consulting a gynecologist could give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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My period should have stopped, but it hasn't, and now it's brown. Why?

My period should have stopped, but it hasn't, and now it's brown. Why?

Darkening menses: The color of your menses is only related to how "old" the blood is. The older the blood the darker it gets. You don't have much to worry about if it gets less every day. If in doubt go to your doctor for a consultation. Be well! ...Read more

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I have my period but it is browny/black in colour . Is this a problem?

I have my period but it is browny/black in colour . Is this a problem?

No: Periods can be bright red if bleding is heavy or fresh, and can be dark rusty colored if light, or just the last days. As long as your periods are REGULAR, the color of blood is variable. ...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 always a nasty shadeof brown?

Why is my period blood always a nasty shadeof brown?

old blood: Blood turns red to brown to black as it ages outside of blood vessels. It is normal. ...Read more

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I haven't got my period but I'm having brownish discharge?

That's it!: Sometimes that is all there is to that period as the lining of the womb was very thin and there was not much to shed for whatever reason. ...Read more

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If I have a brown dischsrge is this i count as my period on?

Can't be sure: Brown discharge usually signifies old blood which, because the flow is so small, comes out very slowly. If you have had periods like this before, it is more likely to mean your period is on than if you have never had a period like this before. ...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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Im suppose to have my period in 3-5 days. Today I experienced a brown bloody clumpy discharge. I had protested sex before my period on sept 29?

Im suppose to have my period in 3-5 days. Today I experienced a brown bloody clumpy discharge. I had protested sex before my period on sept 29?

Pregnant?: Check for pregnancy with a home pregnancy test. If you had protested sex that was rape and should be reported to the authorities. No means no. If you had protected sex then be aware condoms can have a failure rate of up to 12% - especially if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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