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brown discharge before first period

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Most likely, it is old blood as part of your menses.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: There are a few things that can cause general symptoms like this. I'd suggest starting with your gynecologist for further evaluation.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: The brown discharge is older, deoxygenated blood. The first year or so, periods can be irregular. This may resolve at some point.
A member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Just the beginning: Brownish discharge is often seen prior to actual periods starting. It is completely normal to have a few cycles with brownish discharge and no actual ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: This is old blood leftover from your period that has broken down.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are breastfeeding it is probably not your period. If you are not breastfeeding and did not breastfeed at all then it could very well be your p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schifano
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: Obtain a pregnancy test, if negative the discharge should stop on its own. If if doesn't in 3-4 days go see your gynecologist for an evaluation
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Brown Discharge: this is old blood being expelled from your uterus. As long as it is not foul smelling, you are not having pain or a fever it is not worrisome. If the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progesterone only: The major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding, be it bleeding every day or no bleeding at all. The bleeding you descri ... Read More

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