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my period is late and i have brown discharge

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge may : Be old, deoxygenated blood. It could be start of period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercis ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No, but see a doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health! - ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Take a : Pregnancy test. Either you are having a funky late period or spotting with a pregnancy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The brown discharge: May be old, deoxygenated blood ; the start of your period.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Unprotected?: The discharge does NOT indicate pregnancy; however, if having unprotected sexual intercourse and you are late, do a home pregnancy test.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lots of things: Could be normal, but could be still hormones, you need a followup with your doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home preg test: A home urine pregnancy test can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home. It is cheap and useful in identifying if you are pregnant or not. Whe ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
POSSIBLE PREGNANCY C: POSSIBLE PREGNANCY CHECK PREGANACY TEST EACH 3 DAYS X 2WEEKS
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss y ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
40 years experience Gynecology
Likely nothing, but.: Likely nothing, but an exam would be helpful. The brown is likely old blood, and the diarrhea is likely from the same body chemical which causes cram ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common problem: 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
40 years experience Family Medicine
Ovulation: NO it is just old blood---you should not ovulate on the BCP---if taken correctly
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Frazee
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pregnant?: Always start with a pregnancy test. If this is negative (not pregnant) and you have had unprotected sex, the step is to see a doctor to evaluate for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Glass
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unusual period: Sounds like your period was just a bit unusual. The brown discharge was a light period, for whatever reason, and the clear discharge afterwards is the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
to find out: It is as easy as doing a urine pregnancy test which is just over the counter, still need to do this to verify pregnancy.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal bleeding: ... Can be due to anovulation, uterine mass, hormonal abnormalities, and most commonly is due to pregnancy.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Take a test.: It could be that you are pregnant. Have a pregnancy test done. If you are having one-sided lower abdominal pain, or if you develop heavy bleeding, go ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Of course: If you had unprotected sex you could ALWAYS be pregnant ....how late is late??????? If you are WORRIED take ACTION and PROTECT!!!!! If you are not w ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do a pregnancy test: If negative, and still in doubt, repeat the pregnancy test in 5-7 days, if both negative, then definitely not pregnant
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Schedule a visit t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Sometimes menstrual cycle can be irregular leading to a delayed period but the best way to know about pregnancy is to take a pregnancy test.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know.: Brown d/c is likely old blood. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, br ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: You might want to try a different test if you are not sure. The other option would we to see your MD and check a blood test. It may just be that you h ... Read More
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