Know If Brown Period Blood Is Normal

Is Brown Period Blood Normal?

Every woman having normal periods know what to expect every month. They know how long periods will last, which day flow and cramps are worst and how heavy periods will be. So anything abnormal is easily detected such as dark brown period blood.

Is Brown Period Blood Normal?

Is Brown Period Blood Normal?

Is Brown Period Blood a Matter of Concern or its Normal?

Menstruation is experienced by every woman differently. For few women,the cycle ends short with a few cramps,but some bleed heavy for 6-7 days. Women who have regular periods may also experience month to month variation.

But if your period blood is brown, is it normal?

Is Brown Period Blood Normal

Brown period blood is normal in most of the cases. The consistency and color of blood changes through the menstruation. Your periods may be watery one day another day it may be thick or clumpy. It may be heavy or light, dark red or brown. The length of periods and heaviness varies and also the level discomfort varies.
In most of the cases, brown blood is present at the end of your cycles as the blood that is discharged is old and discolored. During the early days of the cycle,blood is mostly red.

Is Brown Period Blood Normal

Is Brown Period Blood Normal

Spotting or brown discharge may also happen in the middle of a menstrual cycle or during ovulation and is more common in girls whose periods have just started. It is also seen in women taking birth control pills or women nearing menopause. See your doctor if you experience bleeding in between the periods.

Know When Brown Period Blood Is Not Normal?

If you are pregnant and there is brown-colored bleeding see your doctor as you may need medical care.
Also, see your doctor if the bleeding last for more than seven days happens in less than 21 days or more than 35 days or if you haven’t got periods for more than 3-6 months.

You should also see your doctor if you have bleeding between sex, after insertion of the intrauterine device and after menopause. Visit or call your doctor if brown period blood accompanies pain in lower abdomen and vagina, fever or fatigue.
If you are on cancer treatment and after taking tamoxifen you see brown discharge call your doctor.

Brown Period Blood And PCOS

PCOS or poly cystic ovarian syndrome may also cause brown blood during the periods. Other symptoms of PCOS are irregular cycles, obesity, abnormal hair growth, acne, infertility and multiple cysts in ovaries.

Brown Period Blood And Pregnancy

Little brown vaginal discharge during early pregnancy is normal still you should see your doctor as it may also be a sign of early miscarriage. In case you see brown discharge during early pregnancy see for others signs such as pink fluid from the vagina, abdominal cramps, shoulder pain, dizziness, lightheartedness, and nausea. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Brown Discharge And Menopause

The phase towards approaching menopause’s termed as perimenopause. Brown discharge is normal during perimenopause.

If you have gone 12-month post menopause without periods, then there should not be any bleeding. If there is bleeding after menopause, better see your doctor as it may be a sign of inflammation or even cancer of the cervix. Any issue caught in the early stage can be treated.

Other Causes Of Brown Period Blood

Some other causes of brown period blood are a yeast infection, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginitis, cervicitis and in rare cases cancer.

Dear Readers as you can see that brown period blood may not be a matter of concern, but if your periods are abnormal, it is essential to consult your doctor once.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.