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What does it mean if my menstrual blood is brown?

Mia Lundin
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

It usually means that your estrogen is somewhat low or it could also be a sign of a vaginal infection.

If menstrual blood is brown in color, it’s simply old blood.

Alisa Vitti
Alternative & Complementary Medicine Specialist

If your menstrual blood is brown and late to start, this typically indicates low levels of progesterone. In this video, functional nutrition specialist Alisa Vitti describes how hormone imbalances can affect the color of your menstrual blood.

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