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    Here's hoping the alliterative title drew you in... in a repulsed sort of way. Basically I'm on the pill and on my week off for my period I'm bleeding... but not normal period blood, it's like old, black and not flowing but more... clotted (sorry to be graphic). I'm a little worried, any idea why this might be? I couldn't be pregnant, right?

    Oh and keep anon, obviously!
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    Well, apparently dark/black blood indicates "old blood" and it's just uterine lining shedding, but maybe you should go and see your GP just in case. Better safe than sorry?
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    Sounds normal...

    Well, it's not all like that is it? Even if it is, I don't think there's anything to worry about.
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    Do you mean it's red blood with black clots in it, or is it all of the blood that is black?
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    Give it another day and if it's the same mention it to your doctor.

    My body does all sorts of fun stuff like this and I'm sure it's no major issue unless you're in any sort of pain.
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    Have you only just started on the pill (1st/2nd period on it)? Because yes its probably just old blood and your body adjusting
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    What if you WERE pregnant and this happened...
    Because I am, and this happened to me this evening...
    I'm too panicked to call my doctor though,
    I'm only about 7 weeks though!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    What if you WERE pregnant and this happened...
    Because I am, and this happened to me this evening...
    I'm too panicked to call my doctor though,
    I'm only about 7 weeks though!
    Call your doctor or NHS Direct.
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    (Original post by wallflower*)
    Do you mean it's red blood with black clots in it, or is it all of the blood that is black?
    It's all black. There is no red at all. Black and brown, and its not like blood liquidy either, just discharge really. But thick. I'm getting through 2 sanitary towels a day for the last almost week on it, and its annoying because I don't feel 'flowing' enough to wear a tampon, its pretty dry, and I hate pads.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Have you only just started on the pill (1st/2nd period on it)? Because yes its probably just old blood and your body adjusting
    Nope been on it several years.
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    Call your doctor or NHS Direct.
    I read in the book I was given its only likely to be a miscarrige if it's bright red blood though...
    Arrrr!!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I read in the book I was given its only likely to be a miscarrige if it's bright red blood though...
    Arrrr!!
    Yes red blood is the warning sign for a miscarriage but bleeding dark blood is still something to go to the doctor/hospital about. Theres no harm in it and you put your mind at ease. They need to test your HCG levels to tell if youre having a miscarriage although you can see the heartbeat on an ultrasound around 7 weeks.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I read in the book I was given its only likely to be a miscarrige if it's bright red blood though...
    Arrrr!!
    It's always best to be safe than sorry. Call NHS Direct. They're really lovely and will put your mind at ease or get you help if you need it.
 
 
 
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