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i am shedding my uterine lining during my periods but there

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i am shedding my uterine lining during my periods but there is no blood just brown substance and i have severe pain. what could this be?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  doctor_charles replied 4 years ago.
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Do you have previous history of irregularity in periods?
Is there clots in menses?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes I was diagnosed with pcos.
Expert:  doctor_charles replied 4 years ago.
When the products of menstruation aren't completely cleared in previous menstrual cycle,this results in blackish brown periods/discharge.This particular color indicates "old blood".It doesn't seem to be due to an infection or any other serious cause.Another less likely possibility is you have a lot of iron in your blood which would make it rich and dark.

As you have history of PCOS,the most likely cause is that this is old blood.The blood clots are part of the endometrium or the lining or the uterus which is shed during menstruation.

So I advice you to take tab.Acetaminophen for the pain relief.It is available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription & will help you greatly.If still the pain persists,then you need to consult your gyne doctor for prescription medications.

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