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A 19-year-old female asked:

Whst dose it mean if i missed my period i'm 1 week late but i've been having brown discharge?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menstrual irregulari: You may have some temporary hormonal irregularity. The brown discharge is likely older blood being cleaned from the interior of the uterus.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
GYNECOLOGIST: Please consult with a Gynecologist to diagnose and treat your problem. If you are not comfortable with your Doctor please see another for a 2nd opinion.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Missed a pill and had brown discharge during week of period. Help?

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Dr. Richard Ruth
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have brown discharge 1 week before my period is due, what's going on?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle.

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