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my period was seven days late then i had one for 5 days now a week later i have dark brown discharge

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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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About Plan B...: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Heavy cycle ahead: By skipped, I assume you mean kept taking the pill. So likely this means a period with a heavy bleeding is on the way. Though usually not a serious a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Brown discharge: First, if sexually active, it is best to check a pregnancy test just to make sure because some women spot early in pregnancy. If negative, then the br ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kushner
Specializes in Gynecology
Vaginal bleeding: The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test at home. However, it may just be residual blood in the vaginal vault that came o ... Read More
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A 36-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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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: I don't have your age or contraceptive use but if your period was abnormal, you could be pregnant. There are also other possibilities. Check a pregnan ... Read More
A 28-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 female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ovulation?: It could be ovulation or an infection in the vagina. You could also just have a hormonal imbalance from stress, infection, herbals, antibiotics, etc. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
40 years experience Gynecology
See detailed answer: This is likely unscheduled bleeding from the pill, but any abnormal bleeding could be from something amiss, such as pregnancy , infection, or somethi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Check a home pregnancy test. If negative, pregnancy is much less likely (although not completely out of the question).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Irregular menses: The brown spotting was likely old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Your symptoms may be caused by a temporary hormonal imbalance. However if you ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: After vigorous sexual inter course, a small amount of bleeding from the vaginal wall or cervix would not be unusual. It is also not unusual to get you ... Read More
A 26-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. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: irregular menstrual periods. Can have many causes including infection hormones pregnancy. Consult primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treat ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Likely not: Odds are that with a 5 day period, you are not pregnant, even if it was shorter than normal. Unfortunately, it is impossible to rule out pregnancy ov ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Late menses: I suggest a home urine pregnancy test because that would explain your bnormal acycle and the cramps.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their period's timing, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Old blood: The dark brown spotting can be old blood and tissue that is being expelled. I would not fret.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal variation: What you described is likely a normal variation on menstrual bleeding. It is also possible that you lost an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregna ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Late period: 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluctuation: Occasionally it can be normal to have some irregularity, if this is a one time thing i would wait to see what next month brings. If you are having pa ... Read More
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