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Why is my period dark and dry like cofee grounds

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My periods have looked like coffee grounds for the last three years. 1 1/2 years on OrthoEvera and 1 1/2 with no hormones (condoms). I have had mild lower abdominal pain (close to the pelvis) off and on for 6 months, often there is pain during intercourse and I have debilitating cramps the day of my period. Could this be endometriosis?
It could be a sign of endometriosis,
It could be a pelvic inflammatory disease, an ovarian cyst, or even a fibroid, cervical polyp or an erosion.
The coffee ground color suggests old blood that is being lost with the periods.
I would urge an early evaluation by your ob/gyn with relevant tests to find the cause of this condition,
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