Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

174 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is it normal to have the red discharges getting dried up to brown/black thick paste during periods ?

hi im 16 years old and ive been having my period since i was around 12 or 13 so i am familiar with my period. My period discharges as a normal red colour but dried up to a thick brown almost black paste. is this normal? (im still a virgin)
Tue, 10 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
OBGYN 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
Initially you were having a bright red blood for bleeding. Its change of colour to brown or even blackish indicates that you do have some blood deficiency like anaemia. To correct it, do take iron supplements for at least 2-3 months along with a high protein diet.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
drrakhitayal@gmail.com

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Well, I m a full time college student and I ve been under alot of stress. Relaxing isn t really my thing. In other words I don t know how to relax. Also, I started my period when I was 7 years old and I m currently 21. My period has NEVER be regular. I ve had one. Everyone month on occasion I d skip a month, but never two or three. I could get my period at the beginning of the month and then the next I could get it at the end of the month. It changes monthly. So last January my period kept going on and off during the months I was in school. So for instance I then missed my period for 2 months then summer break came along and I recieved my period for 14 days straight. Then, it stopped. In the summer I would get my period regularly. Then school came around and I got my last period I want to say the end of August. Then, after that I had brown discharge coming out for Sept, Oct, and Nov. In November I got my period for three days very light, though it was even brown. Then, a week later I started my period December 2 and that week was my last week of school because after I was going on Christmas break. So I had my period for about 4/5 days and it was fine. Then, out of no where my period gets excessively heavier to where I m stocking up on a few pads at a time. I then had my period for 16 days and then It still wasn t stopping. It didn t seem to have any signs of it stopping anytime soon. At that time I was feeling weak. So I went to the er she took me got me into the room she asked me what s going etc. So I explained everything from the beginning. She said she was going to put me on medroxyprogesterone to stop my period and to take one tablet for ten days. So I fast and come back the next day. I get blood taken out for a cbc and a urinary analysis. They take the blood I wait for results so I called back that Tuesday after Christmas. She then wanted me to come in for my results. I go in she explains how everything is good with me except that I have iron diffecincany anemia and my Vitamin D was low on top of having an infection down there. She said it could be because of how moist that area was because of the period being so long. Also, my liver was slightly elevated. She then said she wanted to check to make sure I didn t have hepatitis in my liver. Which I ended up not having anything wrong there. She said stress plays a big part and also being slightly overweight as well as a poor diet. She asked me if my period stopped and I said yes, because four days after she gave me the medroxyprogesterone is stopped my period. So I was on it for a total of 20 days in all reality I get my period for 6/7 days on average. So twenty days is 3 months of period for me. So I finished medroxyprogesterone. Then, I was put on 55,000 vitamin D for two months and I take iron pills three times a day. Although it s been 3 months in and I stopped them bc I feel I don t need them anymore. Unless, I feel tired I take them. So then I started my period on new years eve and it led into January till the 5/6th I believe. My period came normal I was heavy the first two days then the rest became lighter. Shortly after i started up my spring semester. Then, my period dissappeard. I get symptoms of a period like light cramps, on occasion brown discharge. Then, I get red/pink discharge coming out only sometimes around the time I m supposed to be on my period. I have white sticky discharge. So it seems I m ovulating, but no blood yet. I heard about taking a pregnancy test for certain cancers and that it detects high levels of hcg, I took it and it was negative. Plus, they would have found something in the tests they took. Also, I m not sexually active. I was told that, that could also be a reason my hormones are all over. I just need a professionals point of view.

doctor1 MD

Hi 3 weeks ago my period was due and i started staining on the day my period was due which lasted a few days, a week later it started again as a dark brown to black dry blood which lasted a week but really only when i went to the toilet, which now has turned to bright red bleeding with clots,ive had tender breasts for the past month and are still sore which normally stop first day in period starts, is this normal as it has never happened to me before, im in my early 30 s

doctor1 MD

Hi I am 49yrs old my period is getting crazy my last normal period was on 03/28/2016 and then after that I did not get it for 2 months and then in June 08 I started spotting pink them it was red it lasted 2 weeks but now I am having watery and slyme discharge with some pink and sometime brown is this normal?

Recent questions on  Anemia

doctor1 MD

I went to the toilet and 4 hours after my anal was still bleeding. I get this quite alot and been to doctors i dont have piles or hemroids and all I keep getting is blood tests and every time am anemic get iron tablets and constant laxatives and it never gets better? Am constantly unwell and tired and struggle with everyday life through this

doctor1 MD

I pass stool normally in the morning and then have the urge to defecate and that may happen two more times. This is worrisome. My blood count is just below the normal range, there is the feeling that I am anaemic and I am on iron tablet twice per day. I am also on Aspirin and Lipitor, once per day. Five months ago I had open heart surgery.

doctor1 MD

I just came back from dermatologist who explained that my hair loss is due to low ferratin which is 38.i started hair loss in october 2010 which stopped about 4 weeks after i started treatment of mionoxydyl and iron supplements and it stopped for 7 months but i lowered my dose of iron for two months and hair loss started again but been put on 2 iron tablets a day of 400mg.could this have caused my hair loss.dermatologist says it is teflum caused by my anemia.I am 41 years old,70kg height 1.68mtres. do suffer heavy periods.

doctor1 MD

I have Graves Disease had my thyroid removed July 5 2000 and since them my health has gone down hill I weigh now 260 my thyroid through meds is hyper & hypo at the same time only 3 % of us who get there thyroid removed has it this way. I now have type 2 diabetes we can t get my sugar lower then 150 and up to 400 I have fibro. also and chronic fatigue syndrome this past Dec. I had to have a blood transfusion 4 pints do to thousands of ulcers in my colon & stomach, c-diff pneumonia and anemia now my hair is falling out allot again I mean allot it s like no one can fix all this and I am on medicaid. oh & my teeth are dying from the inside weird. Please can you Help I want to have stomach bypass surgery for healthy or not healthy food I can eat way to much it s like I can t get full I have watched the show 600 lbs and they have taken out parts of stocks that are the size of a football I wonder if mine is that big? I have been hungry all my life ulil the thyroid removed I weighed 135 lbs at 5 1 and I could never get thinner. Medicaid will not pay for the bypass surgery I m heart broken over that I wish a dr would do it for free for me for I want to LIVE this graves disease is horrific to have please can you help?

doctor1 MD

getting pain in some parts of chest in random time any type of injections for D3 and B12 and dose for same as per reports

doctor1 MD

Do you think at ESA therapy is a good option for a 90 yo male with CKD stage 3A? RBC count is 2.91; HGB 9.9; HCT 29.1; platelet count 104; GFR est non-AA 58; Micralb/Crea ratio (ug/mg creat) 59.0; Pt is always cold , extremely fatigued-sleeps 15...

doctor1 MD

I had routine bloodwork done and all tests came back normal except for a raised ferratin 575. When tested again 6 weeks later it came back at another high value 445. No other tests for inflammation were done. CBC with differential all normal. I'm...