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Dark black discharge and menstruation

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I had a c-section in 2002. In the early part of 2003 I had a menstral cycle that lasted for 10 weeks. In the middle of 2003 my menstral cycle stoped for almost 4 years. When my menstral cycle came back it was late 2007 and during my menstral cycle I started to see a dark black discharge from then to now I still have the black discharge once a month for 3-5 days. I don't use tampons and no sex for the last 2 years. What's going on is there something wrong with me?


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replied April 1st, 2008
Womens Conditions Answer A3822
Dark black discharges from the vagina that happen regularly, once a month, and last 3-5 days could be menstruation. We can’t be sure if those black discharges are real menstruations until we prove that you have ovulations. Blood-laboratory detection of progesterone and ultrasound detection of yellow body (corpus luteum) proves the ovulation. Lack of menstruation for 4 years suggests that you had decreased function of the axis hypothalamus-pituitary-ovaries (hypogonadism). Hormonal analyses (FSH, LH, estrogen, progesterone, prolactin…) and ultrasound examination of the genitals may supply an answer.
You may want to consult a gynecologist about this.



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