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Ogden, Utah
A 19-year-old female asked:

I started getting a dark brown/black discharge, its a week before my period, what could be the cause?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Brown = 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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West Monroe, LA
A 24-year-old female asked:

Im having a dark colored discharge a week before my period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common. Usually it is o big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider starting birth control for cycle regulation.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2015

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