reproductive health


Question by  mohamedimran (13)

Could a brown period be a result of endometriosis?

I had a very unusual period last month, it was more of brownish blood than red and am concerned that it could indicate endometrosis.


Answer by  elb (1105)

Peoples cycles vary for a variety of reasons. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a doctor. A brown period is often "old" blood, which can happy for a variety of reasons, of which endometriosis is only one. Treatments are available for gynecological problems: visit your doctor to relieve your concerns.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

I am not aware of brown blood being more or less indicative of endometriosis. A browner discharge could be as simple as a lighter period than normal, which could be altered by physical activity, diet, stress, birth control pills, or pregnancy.


Answer by  Tracy27 (96)

Brown blood just means it is old blood. The longer it takes to leave the body the more time it has to darken in color. The main symptom of endometriosis is pain during period, sex, bowl movements, but also heavier periods with large clots can be a sign. If you are really concerned just ask your gynecologist about it.


Answer by  Mary39 (521)

First, I would consult with your doctor. Yes, the brown blood could be a sign of it however you should also have irregular periods, spotting throughout the month, and have a great deal of discomfort with your period. The brown discharge and cramping accompany a period which are combined sign of endometriosis.

posted by Anonymous
This is not accurate... I had no Endometriosis symptoms other thank infertility. My periods were very regular too. I was having shorter browner periods though... I had a Laproscopy and Hysteroscopy and was diagnosed with Moderate Endometriosis. Since it having the Endo lasered out my cycle is bright and long.  add a comment
Reply by kickrocks (0):
Just because it happened differently for you, doesn't make it inaccurate. In fact your experience wasn't typical. So she was accurate, your experience isn't text book so wouldn't be considered normal.  add a comment

Answer by  NGoodson (3395)

A brown period could be a sign of endometriosis but there's also a chance it is just an unusual period. See your doctor if it happens again.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Brown periods or blood is often a sign of old blood or blood that has been around for some time, it is not an indication of endometrosis. However if your period is not normal this cycle you should consult with your doctor to rule out pregnancies or other female problems.


Answer by  summitz06 (110)

Periods with brown blood are not uncommon, if this is not your norm you should speak with your doctor. They can confirm or rule out endometriosis with a scope.


Answer by  Tabatha (440)

Brown blood is very common for many women, its just old blood that is flow alone or with red blood. However, it is one symptom of Endometriosis.

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