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Hi, I haven't had a period at all last month. I noticed black/dark brown blood in my underwear today. Should I worry? It doesn't have a smell to it.

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
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In brief: Changes in menses

If you are sexually active (even if you use contraception), it's always worth checking for pregnancy.
That's the most common reason for missing a period. If the test is negative, then the dark brown tissue is your next period starting, and things are just a bit off this month. That happens to most women at some point, for a variety of reasons. Nobody has completely regular periods all the time.

In brief: Changes in menses

If you are sexually active (even if you use contraception), it's always worth checking for pregnancy.
That's the most common reason for missing a period. If the test is negative, then the dark brown tissue is your next period starting, and things are just a bit off this month. That happens to most women at some point, for a variety of reasons. Nobody has completely regular periods all the time.
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