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first day of my period i discharge thick brown discharge

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Brown discharge is typically light bleeding. Irregular bleeding/brown discharge is common in the first 3 months of birth control pills, and can also ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No and yes: There are differences of opinion, but I usually count the 1st day of normal menstrual flow as the 1st day of a menstrual cycle.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Baughn
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It's blood.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Irreg bleeding: hi Alan660, you dont say what your age is and whether you are taking bcp. But if you are young a woman, no previous , this could be normal and indica ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes ,than can happen: With PlanB.this is one of the known effects I.e.delayed menses.you also would not get pregnant on day 1 of your cycleI am assuming thAt the -st day of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test?: In any woman with an unusual period (shorter and more unusual) the first thing that you must rule out is pregnancy. If that is negative, then discuss ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sounds ok: It sounds like you just started your period a few days earlier than usual. Brown is just the color of old blood. Consider birth control if you want mo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy test: Any time your cycle is irregular in any way, the first thing to do is a pregnancy test. If that is negative, give it a few days and see what happens. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Period: Normal sounding pattern without likely pregnancy
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period.

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