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Instead of period I had a dark brown discharge that lasted 2 days what does this mean

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal periods: 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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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: The brown discharge is just broken down blood cells. At the end of your period, as the bleeding slows down blood stays in the vagina and starts to bre ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood: Brown is usually old blood. This is likely you period although it may be an abnormal one for you.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Brownish discharge : Is not a menstrual period.You should check menstrual cycle from 1st day of bright red flow to the 1st day of next bright red flow.If you do that for a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be normal: Missed menses, with "breakthrough" or sloughing bleeding can present as you describe. If you've had a significant life stressor / illness / diet chang ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Zeng
35 years experience Family Medicine
Pelvic and lab test: need to seek medical care for pelvic exam and lab test to confirm the diagnosis. Or trial of antibiotics for possible BV to see if better in 3-5 days.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
48 years experience Family Medicine
Probably ovulation: Occasionally ovulation is accompanied by a small amount of discharge, which may be brownish as you describe.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
38 years experience Gynecology
Brown discharge: Indicates there is old blood in it. In general it is very common and nothing to worry about. If it associated with other symptoms such as itching, odo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Change in periods : Need more information but this can be a normal change.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See what happens : It is not uncommon for someone to have an irregular period occasionally. This usually self corrects over the next few cycles. If you continue to be ir ... Read More

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