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"Gud evening doc, I saw my last period on d 23rd of Dec and I suppose to see anoda one on Wednesday but dis evening I saw a coloured discharge, don't know if dats my period cos is not red but darkred. Although I took antibiotics like last week and I didn't take blood tonic with it cos am scared dat of heavy flow. Pls I want to know if my period and if d colour of d blood is normal. "

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    A 34 years year old female asked:
    3 years ago
    Gud evening doc, I saw my last period on d 23rd of Dec and I suppose to see anoda one on Wednesday but dis evening I saw a coloured discharge, don't know if dats my period cos is not red but darkred. Although I took antibiotics like last week and I didn't take blood tonic with it cos am scared dat of heavy flow. Pls I want to know if my period and if d colour of d blood is normal.
    Dr. Tunde O answered:
    3 years ago
    Good evening madam. it is possible you spotted during this period. dark red blood altered blood. it is due to the influence of oxygen in air (oxidation) on the iron in the blood. the oxidized form of this iron is dark red in colour, thus it is normal. if you had unprotected sexual intercourse, you could do a pregnancy test to clear your doubts. all the best
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