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Doctor insights on: 18 Dpo Brown Spotting

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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I have pcos I currently started taking Clomid (clomiphene) on cycle day 5-9 now I'm spotting brown 6 days post ovulation what does that mean?

I have pcos I currently started taking Clomid (clomiphene) on cycle day 5-9 now I'm spotting brown 6 days post ovulation what does that mean?

?: Brown blood is old blood. It means you had some sort of bleeding in the past. It takes time for the old blood to show up as spotting. Therefore, what it means is hard to say but not necessarily abnormal. ...Read more

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What causes brown spotting?

What causes brown spotting?

Spotting: Does this occur after physical activity or after sex? Are you on the birth control pill? Have you gained or lost weight recently? If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. An ultrasound may help to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes brown spotting?

What causes brown spotting?

Retained menses: Brown spotting after a menses can last for several days. The color is due to the menstrual fluid staying in the vagina or coming out of the cervix so slowly that the exposure to air causes the hemoglobin to oxidize. It is common and normal in women and girls who are having regular menses. In. ...Read more

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Brown spotting after taking next choice?

Brown spotting after taking next choice?

Potential Side: Effects w emergency contraception include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify doctor if your period is 7 or > days. ...Read more

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Brown spotting on seasonique what does this mean?

Brown spotting on seasonique what does this mean?

Uterine lining: You are probably just discharging a very small amount of uterine lining. Since you are not ovulating there is very little buildup of the lining but some can occur and spotting is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What causes you to have brown spotting for three days?

What causes you to have brown spotting for three days?

If it is not around: The of your menstrual period, it may be hormonal imbalances. Brown spotting is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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She have a pinkish brown spotting discharged what does it mean?

Depends.: The brownish tint suggests that the blood has been in the uterus for a while before it came out. Pinkish means it's a small amount of blood diluted by other fluids in the uterus and vagina. If you want to know what it means, we need information about the pattern of the spotting. Does it come between periods, after intercourse or after a period. With that information, we can answer that too. ...Read more

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Brown spotting at 6 weeks?! And very light red spotting!? What is this!

Brown spotting at 6 weeks?! And very light red spotting!? What is this!

Needs follow up: It may be normal from implantation, but also may be a miscarriage. There is also the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. Follow up with an OB/GYN. ...Read more

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8 days late, brown spotting, 2 negative preg tests, can I still be preg?

8 days late, brown spotting, 2 negative preg tests, can I still be preg?

Less likely: If you've had 2 negative pregnancy tests 8 days late, its less likely that you are pregnant. There are some exceptions to this such as a pregnancy that isn't a able to raise the pregnancy hormone above the threshold needed to turn a urine test positive. An example of this would be an ectopic pregnancy. You may want to get a blood pregnancy test to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had my peiod last week now I have pink brown spotting could it b pregnacy?

I had my peiod last week now I have pink brown spotting could it b pregnacy?

No: If you had your period you are definitely not pregnant. If you are not sure the bleeding last week was a period, do a pregnancy test to find out. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have had brown spotting for 16 days now. Should I be concerned? Is it normal?

Perhaps: You should be evaluated for infection. If you are birth control that possibly could be a reason as well. ...Read more

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My baby is nine weeks old and breastfed. I have brown spotting, is this considered normal?

My baby is nine weeks old and breastfed. I have brown spotting, is this considered normal?

Yes: Just brown spotting cann be normal especially if breast feeding as the breast feeding produces prostiglandins and clamps the usterus so you will get out all that old blood. ...Read more

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I'm am on CD18 and I am having some reddish brown spotting or discharge. What could it be?

I'm am on CD18 and I am having some reddish brown spotting or discharge. What could it be?

Breakthrough bleed: Old menstrual blood due to breakthrough bleeding, mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous. This type of spotting is usually due to hormonal fluctuations and if persistent, see your GYN. ...Read more

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I have been having brown spotting with occasional clots passing for 9 days and counting what could it be?

Need evaluation: This irregularity in your cycle can be associated with many different things- some irregularity can be common. However you could have an infection (and if sexually active you would need eval for std). Also miscarriage is possible if you have had unprotected sex. If this is a chronic problem then many other possible vaginal issues- recommend you see your doctor- also it may help to take iron. ...Read more

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On loette on the pink pills don't start white pils for another 2 weeks now having brown spotting/discharge?

On loette on the pink pills don't start white pils for another 2 weeks now having brown spotting/discharge?

Common side effect: See attached for similar reports of the side effect from this BCP.
Since Loete is a low concentration pill, If you continue to experience persistent discharge, you can discuss with your doctor for starting a higher concentration pill. ...Read more

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Hiya. I was on cerezette for months and been change to logynon now. I'm having brown spotting in the mornings now is this normal?

Hiya. I was on cerezette for months and been change to logynon now. I'm having brown spotting in the mornings now is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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I usually have 26 day cycles. On cd24 I had pink then brown spotting which stopped. Now I'm on cd27pink&brown spotting again. Should I be concerned?

I usually have 26 day cycles. On cd24 I had pink then brown spotting which stopped. Now I'm on cd27pink&brown spotting again. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: It is not clear whether you are trying to become pregnant, have had menstrual irregularities in the past, or this has ever happened previously. If it becomes a persistent problem your gynecologist should be able to work this out well after an exam. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Light brown spotting 10 days late?

Spotting: If you are sexually active then you should do a pregnancy test and see a provider. ...Read more

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Dark brown spotting do I need to test?

Brown spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. If you are spotting instead of your normal period - go ahead and take a pregnancy test. However, spotting is not diagnostic for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does long term brown spotting mean?

Likely this is old: Blood being cleaned from the uterus. If you have chronic bleeding please seek out eval by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why might someone have light brown spotting?

Why might someone have light brown spotting?

Brown discharge: Is usally old blood being cleaned from the uterus. This can occur when there is a hormonal imbalance (if not during period). ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have brown spotting?

Brown Spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more