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I am having a menstrual problem. I am having dark red if not Black stuff coming out. Its not close to my period. Its right in the middle between my periods. I have been having some symptoms of maybe a yeast infection but I took some over the counter stuff for that about a week and a ½ ago. I am 26 years old. I have two kids. Both delivered via C-section. I have my tubes tied after I had my youngest child and that was 2 years ago. I had a pap done a year ago and it was normal.


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replied November 14th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A17099
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Dark brown or blackish blood indicates old oxidized blood. Sometimes it is considered to be normal in women who have delayed periods. If it occurs more often and apart from being associated with periods, then it could indicate a number of issues like: gonorrhea, genital warts, Chlamydia, menopausal changes, pelvic inflammatory diseases, HPV infection, and cervical cancer.
Go ahead with a thorough check done by your gynecologist (not GP) along with further investigations including a repeat PAP smear test to come to the exact cause to be able to start with treatment.
Take care.



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