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    Dark brown period blood: Everything you need to know

    Updated 31 January 2024 |
    Published 29 September 2021
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    Medically reviewed by Dr. Sara Twogood, Obstetrician and gynecologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, California, US
    Written by Sally McIhone
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    Dark brown period blood is pretty common but is it normal and when should you speak to your doctor? Here's everything you need to know. 

    Crimson, scarlet, cherry red — there are only so many ways you can describe the color of blood, right? Not so when it comes to your period. If you often get curious about the contents of your menstrual cup, pad, or tampon, you might have noticed a range of different colors. You may even notice that at certain times, your