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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 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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I have my period dark black and light flow ?

I have my period dark black and light flow ?

Abnormal menses: Sounds like a hormonal glitch if not early pregnancy. Keep track of cycles and get checked if it continues to be abnormal, even if your pregnancy test is negative. ...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 have my period 9 days early its really heavy and dark?

I have my period 9 days early its really heavy and dark?

Irregular periods: 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 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?

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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