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Only bleeding brown blood during period. Is that normal?

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Hi for the past 4 months my periods have been lighter and have been brown blood with a little bit of red. I am not sexually active. I have only had sex once back in July. What could be the cause of only bleeding brown blood during period?
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replied November 30th, 2012
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Lighter/altered/brown menstrual bleeding could indicate possibility of old oxidized blood (if you have had missed periods or delayed periods), hormonal changes, infections, endometritis, ovarian cysts, use of any medications or use of hormonal contraceptives, PID, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the abnormal bleeding and regulate your periods better. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation and keep the area clean and dry.
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