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what does it mean if my periods starts out with 4 days of brown discharge

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: continuous nuvaring use often times thins out the uterine lining to the point that you have no bleeding or just a small amount. The brown just means ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Old blood: This sounds like old blood which is normal considering your period was late. This doesn't mean anything specific and isn't necessarily a bad thing. Co ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is normal: Yes it may be normal as brown discharge is altered blood left in the uterus and it will stop by itself.It is like old blood
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
IUD: It is common for women who have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to stop having their period altogether or only have some very mild spotting, this can be ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Old menstrual: blood with vaginal mucous. If bleeding or burning see your GYN- otherwise: welcome to adulthood-normal.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginitis : It seems that you are suffering of vaginitis which could be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection or both. Make sure also you get a pregnancy test ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
This is common: Brown discharge at the end of a period is simply blood that has taken somewhat of a long time to exit your body. Red period blood turns a brownish col ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your Gyn: At 47, you are perimenopausal. It is not unusual to miss cycles or have irregular bleeding..... but, you are also at increased risk for endometrial ca ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see a GYN: And get checked for hormonal imbalance and vaginal infection.Take care!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Brown discharge is typically just blood that clotted. As your bleeding decreases during you menstrual flow, the blood may accumulate in vagina. This ... Read More

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