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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 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 coming out dark brown ?

Why is my period coming out dark brown ?

Old blood: Darker blood if old blood, which is normal. It may also be some of the lining itself, which is also normal. ...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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I start my period and it's always dark brown should I be weary ?

I start my period and it's always dark brown should I be weary ?

No: Dark brown bleeding is just old blood. If your periods are regular and don't last more than 7 days you should not worry because the blood is brown. Hope this eases your mind. ...Read more

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1st day of my period is dark brown and dry and clotty?

1st day of my period is dark brown and dry and clotty?

Probably normal: What you describe sounds normal. Many women have brownish flow initially which can also be quite light. As bleeding increases, the color usually turns red. ...Read more

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I got my period 7 days early and it was a dark brown colour?

I got my period 7 days early and it was a dark brown colour?

Menstrual cycle: Are you sexually active? Are you using birth control? Sometimes the menstrual cycle starts a few days early, or a few days later, and nothing is wrong. The body is an organism, not a machine. However, a recommend an exam by your healthcare provider for cultures, discussion of contraception, etc. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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I just starded my period and its dark brown, what dose that mean?

I just starded my period and its dark brown, what dose that mean?

Period: Is this the first time this happened? Have you ever missed a period before? Could you be pregnant? Those are common questions to ask given the one you sent. However, this may be normal for you. I would advise monitoring to see if this changes and get a pregnancy test if it remains light. If it gets heavier, you can chart the flow for several cycles to see what is your pattern. ...Read more

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I' started my period two days ago and it's been light and dark brown. Why?

I' started my period two days ago and it's been light and dark brown. Why?

Because: Because not all periods are the same. Hormone differences, activity, change in normal routine can be the cause. Very, very common complaint. Don't worry! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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