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I'm on birth control and i've been getting my period/dark red bleeding is this normal? Should i be concerned about this

I'm on birth control and i've been getting my period/dark red bleeding is this normal? Should i be concerned about this

As per cycle pak: As long as occurs when it's due per cycle pak, I.e. On time. And doesn't last over 8days. Menses should get liter with time when pills taken for a long time. If doubt as to menses pattern go see Gyn. ...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 have my period thats dark brown to lite red. Is that normal?

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 starts off brown and turns dark red, what does this mean?

My period starts off brown and turns dark red, what does this mean?

Both brown ; dark: Red blood is older and deoxygenated blood that is being cleaned from the uterus. This is not abnormal. ...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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My period is dark brown and like goo then it changed to bright red and has lasted 15 days so far is this normal?

My period is dark brown and like goo then it changed to bright red and has lasted 15 days so far  is this normal?

Not normal: Vaginal bleeding for 15 consecutive days is not normal. It is best to seek evaluation with gyn. There are many etiologies depending on a variety of factors - pregnant vs. Not pregnant, ovulatory vs. Not ovulatory, endocrine abnormalities of thyroid, prolactin, androgens, etc. Thus, best to seek gyn evaluation. ...Read more

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Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?

Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?

Oxidation: Blood breaks down through a chemical process called oxidation. The color of the blood depends on where in the process it is. Blood is blood and the color or consistency does not matter. ...Read more

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My period was dark brown n ive had it befor but it normally turns red but this time it stayed brown for two days. An the nothing.

My period was dark brown n ive had it befor but it normally turns red but this time it stayed brown for two days. An the nothing.

Common problem: 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've been on my period for about two weeks and at first when i think it is over it gets dark but then it gets a bright red what's wrong?

I've been on my period for about two weeks and at first when i think it is over it gets dark but then it gets a bright red what's wrong?

Abnormal periods: Many things can cause abnormal period bleeding. Hormone imbalance or a problem with the uterus, cervix or vagina like polyps, infection and fibroids are common problems. Get a gyn checkup. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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