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What is the reason why my period is brown and very light?

What is the reason why my period is brown and very light?

Brown = old blood.: 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. ...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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I'm a week or so early for my period, it's brown and very light and has been going on for a week now?

I'm a week or so early for my period, it's brown and very light and has been going on for a week now?

Irregular bleeding: 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 normally lasts seven days this month it started on the 20th and I stopped on the 22 it was not heavy its was brown and very light.?

My period normally lasts seven days this month it started on the 20th and I stopped on the 22 it was not heavy its was brown and very light.?

Unsure of cause.: 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. Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Take care. ...Read more

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I am having my period but for some reason it is brown and very light. What could be this reason behind this?

I am having my period but for some reason it is brown and very light. What could be this reason behind this?

Ans: Most likely sounds like old blood from last period. Sometimes the uterine wall does not shed completely so next cycle old brown blood ...Read more

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I am on birth control but my period blood was brown and very light?

I am on birth control but my period blood was brown and very light?

Normal: This is absolutely normal on the low dose birth control pills we use today. They don't stimulate much growth of the uterine lining because of the low dose of estrogen. ...Read more

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I have been on nitrofurotoin for cystitis for 3 days. I came on my period as normal but it is brown and very light which is unusual. I am not pregnant?

I have been on nitrofurotoin for cystitis for 3 days. I came on my period as normal but it is brown and very light which is unusual. I am not pregnant?

Irregular menses: Any time there is a disturbance in your hormones due to infection, anxiety and other factors your periods may be altered. The brown discharge sounds like old blood. If this persists with future periods you might want to be checked by your GYN. ...Read more

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Hello! I am supposed to get my period in 5 days. My ovulation was on the 16th, I had sex the 15th and on the 18th I started spotting. The spotting has never happened to me before and it is brown and very light. I stopped spotting yesterday, so it lasted a

Hello! I am supposed to get my period in 5 days. My ovulation was on the 16th, I had sex the 15th and on the 18th I started spotting. The spotting has never happened to me before and it is brown and very light. I stopped spotting yesterday, so it lasted a

Pregnancy: Anytime you have unprotected intercourse you could be pregnant. There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy but none of them are consistent or sure indicators of pregnancy. If you have missed a period then check a pregnancy test at home or in your doctors office. This is the only way to know for sure if you are pregnant. Retake your test 4-5 days after you miss your period ...Read more

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My Period been very very light and all brown?

My Period been very very light and all brown?

Old blood: Mixed with normal vaginal and cervical mucous. I suggest keeping a menstrual diary and certainly use birth control unless planning a pregnancy. ...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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I'm on the shot and I've had my period for over a month, very light but dark brown. Is it because of the shot?

I'm on the shot and I've had my period for over a month, very light but dark brown. Is it because of the shot?

Yes: One of the more common side-effects of Depo-Provera is irregular, unpredictable bleeding--especially in the first 6 months of use. Some women do have prolonged bleeding and it can be brown. A short course of estrogen will usually stop it if you get tired of it. This type of bleeding usually goes away after 6-12 months of use. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Started my period on 16th usually lasts around 4days. Its day 8 and its now turned to very light and cokoured brown?

Started my period on 16th usually lasts around 4days. Its day 8 and its now turned to very light and cokoured brown?

May be normal: Irregularities in the duration of bleeding are usually normal variations. Normal duration is 3 to 7 days; the brownish color suggests older blood. Miscarriage should always be considered but usually bleeding is heavy. Changes in hormone levels, especially estrogen, are usually responsible but uterine fibroids, thickened uterine lining can contribute. If doesn't normalize, seek evaluation. ...Read more

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My period was a day late. Once it started it has been brown and a very light flow, but only lasted two days. What is going on?

Sounds ok: 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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Having my period twice this month not due for 1 more week. This ones very light with brown n light pink in color. What's going on?

Having my period twice this month not due for 1 more week. This ones very light with brown n light pink in color. What's going on?

Hard to say.: There is no simple answer. Having a period twice in a month is most often due to hormonal changes, but there are other causes. If your periods are usually regular, it's usually worthwhile to wait and see if your periods become regular again. If you have been having irregular periods, then I would recommend seeing your doctor. The cause could also be infection, fibroids, polyps, or other things. ...Read more

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Last month, my period came early. It was like a very light brown the whole 4 days of the period. This month, it's late (I'm still waiting). Help?

Last month, my period came early. It was like a very light brown the whole 4 days of the period. This month, it's late (I'm still waiting). Help?

Late period: 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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I started my period 4 days early and it was very light and the color was brown and today its heavy and looks black is this normal if not please help me?

I started my period 4 days early and it was very light and the color was brown and today its heavy and looks black is this normal if not please help me?

This can be normal: Menstrual patterns change monthly and every woman is different. Variations are common in women your age and those nearing menopause. The usual cycle range from 21-35 days interval with an average of 28 days. I recommend you keep a calendar of your monthly menses and this will help to establish your menstrual pattern. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding brown at the time of my period and it's very light? For 5 days

Why am I bleeding brown at the time of my period and it's very light? For 5 days

Take a test: 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)

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