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Question: dark brown blood/not my normal period

 chicpea79 - Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:22 am

Hello there,

I've had a baby nearly 10 months ago and I've only had two periods since. Im on my second menstrual cycle now and it's not normal for me. My last period was dark brown with barely any flowing blood and it's the same this period as well. Nothing is flowing like it normally does and it's dark dark brown in color not red. It's also accompanied by a stronger more fowl smell. Is there something wrong with me ? Im not one to visit doctors and especially not gyn, would this be something that I should REALLY get checked to rule out anything that could be wrong???

Thank You so much for your help (much appreciated)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:27 pm

User avatar Hello,
You did not mention if you were breastfeeding. This would make a difference about your periods. It is also possible you might not be ovulating even if you are not nursing your baby. This can all be very normal. A return of menses following childbirth often displays a different pattern. However, a foul odor may suggest infection and it would be good to get that diagnosed and treated so it might be best to see your doctor.

Best wishes.

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