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brown discharge the day before my period is suppose to start

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Period starting? : Brown discharge is just oxidized blood, and periods are rarely precisely regular (they may vary 1-3 days and still be "regular"). If your normal flow ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge: Is there any odor with the discharge? I am wondering if you could have a retained tampon, perhaps. Have you been under a lot of stress or had other bi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience Family Medicine
Need testing.: The efficacy of Plan B decreases the longer the interval between the unprotected sex and taking the pills. Taking Plan B within 24 hours of the risky ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The brown discharge : Is likely old, deoxygenated blood that is coming from your uterus being cleaned out. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrua ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has bee ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Sheynin
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Check pregnancy test: check urine pregnancy first
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Common: This is not uncommon. If this occurs over your next cycle, see your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Baughn
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Dried blood: Dried blood.

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