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i have a brown discharge instead of my period

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
31 years experience Family Medicine
Can be normal: missed a cycle, first a pregnancy test then wait for next menses. thyroid, stress, lots of possible reasons to miss a period, and if you do spotting ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The brown discharge: Might be your period. Brown discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many answers, don't : There's no way to answer that without more info. Contraception? Meds? Will need blood tests, miscarriage? Too many possibilities, can't say with th ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
40 years experience Gynecology
See your GYN: Only an office examination with a microscopic analysis of the discharge can determine whether the it is due to blood or an infection. Then, depending ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Wright
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant?: Make sure you check a preg test, but it could be anovulatory bleeding (indicative of irregular ovarian function), breakthrough bleeding (inadequate cy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: Maybe it is the very beginning of some bleeding and the brown color is early blood mixed with vaginal secretions.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: You describe what most likely is old blood.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = old 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Broselow
25 years experience General Practice
Maybe: It's probably just "break-through" bleeding - not unusual. But if you have pain or miss your period entirely, you need to rule out a pregnancy or inf ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Sounds like a hormonal imbalance in your body. Ovarian cysts can cause, thyroid problems as well. You should see your doctor for some lab testing and ... Read More
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