a few prawns short of a galaxy (glitterberrys) wrote in vaginapagina,
a few prawns short of a galaxy

Dark menstrual blood

My period has been weird for a while now - instead of the usual "start off heavy for a few days, a few days moderate flow getting lighter" it's been "Two insanely heavy days, period stops for a day or two, then more bleeding in fits and starts for a couple more days" which is weird but I just attributed to my history of ovarian cysts and just getting older - but this time it's brought something completely new for me.

At the beginning of my period, the blood was brownish, and right now, at what seems to be the end of my period, it's dark chocolate brown. I made the mistake of asking Google and now I'm convinced I'm dying :P I haven't had a pap smear in a couple of years (my GYN ran a bunch of tests I 100% didn't need unless, like, the STI fairy visited me in the middle of the night, seeing as I was a virgin at the time, and I still owe him $650 I don't have for that...but I digress); should this be considered a reason to do that immediately rather than when it's more convenient? IS this generally a cause for concern, especially given the other changes in my period? Or is WebMD just tormenting me as it tends to do? I know this is normal for some but it's the first time in 15+ years of menstruation it's occurred for me.
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