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Already had my period this month but now I have brown discharge. Should i be worried?

Already had my period this month but now I have brown discharge. Should i be worried?

Not necessarily.: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. This may be related to hormone imbalances. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Instead of my period this month, I have had a small amount of brown discharge everyday for about 3 months now.?

Instead of my period this month, I have had a small amount of brown discharge everyday for about 3 months now.?

Pregnant?: Make sure you check a preg test, but it could be anovulatory bleeding (indicative of irregular ovarian function), breakthrough bleeding (inadequate cycle control from hormonal contraception), or even infection. Make an appt or eval by your gyn. ...Read more

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My last period was on 28 and my period this month started yesterday. It started as a brown discharge, then to thick black,, and now red. Why is this?

My last period was on 28 and my period this month started yesterday. It started as a brown discharge, then to thick black,, and now red. Why is this?

Ovulation issue: Sounds like you started early. It may just be that something happened this month and ovulation did not work correctly. If so, it usually correct the following month. If you are worried about pregnancy, check a test. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex twice last month on september on the last week . I got my period this month october 16 , but now i'm getting brown discharge ?

I had unprotected sex twice last month on september on the last week . I got my period this month october 16 , but now i'm getting brown discharge ?

If you had a normal: period and no further sexual activity - then you shouldn't be pregnant. But if uncertain about what the bleeding was due to - take a pregnancy test. The brown discharge is likely old blood being cleaned from the uterus. This may occur with imbalance of estrogen & progesterone. ...Read more

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I didn't have the brown discharge before my period this month? Is that normal?

I didn't have the brown discharge before my period this month? Is that normal?

Yes: It's very common to have some mild differences from month to month regarding the type and amount of blood. It's nothing to worry about. Sometimes if the period is much shorter and lighter than typical, running a pregnancy test may be a good idea if that is a possibility. ...Read more

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I had a brown discharge instead of my period this month and last night I had relations with my bf and today I noticed a discharge again??

I had a brown discharge instead of my period this month and last night I had relations with my bf and today I noticed a discharge again??

Can be normal: missed a cycle, first a pregnancy test then wait for next menses. thyroid, stress, lots of possible reasons to miss a period, and if you do spotting can happen until your next cycle ...Read more

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I had sex 6 weeks ago and 3 days later i got my period. this month i skipped my period and have been having brown discharge for a week?

I had sex 6 weeks ago and 3 days later i got my period. this month i skipped my period and have been having brown discharge for a week?

Pregnant?: If you are worried about being pregnant, pick up a home urine pregnancy test at your local pharmacy or supermarket. They are cheap and very accurate, and you will know for sure quickly. ...Read more

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I had my period 2 weeks ago, but now I have brown discharge, I haven't had sex in at least 3 months and I'm not on any medication.

I had my period 2 weeks ago, but now I have brown discharge, I haven't had sex in at least 3 months and I'm not on any medication.

Many possible causes: Generally, a light brown vaginal discharge without any other symptoms can be associated with spotting from the uterus. A small amount of blood may reach the vagina through the cervix. Over time, this blood can combine with vaginal secretions and turn brown producing a brown discharge. If persistent or accompanied by other symptoms it needs to be evaluated clinically. ...Read more

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I always start my period on time. Same day every month, now all I have is brown discharge. Is this normal?

Might be: First thing i would say is: check to make sure you aren't pregnant. If not, then it may just reflect some minor hormonal changes in your body over the past month, but if your periods become excessively heavy, or start coming at irregular intervals (especially if you are bleeding every 3 weeks or more often), then you should see a gyn to evaluate what is going on. ...Read more

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I haven't got my period in 1 1/2 months and i've had brown discharge for over 3 weeks now. What does this mean

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. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I've had my period for over a year and it was normal up until 2 months ago. Now it is just brown discharge. ?

Brown discharge: That brown discharge is likely old blood being cleaned out of the uterus. It might actually be a period. It is not uncommon for girls to have some variability in their periods when they have just started it. Be well. ...Read more

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I had my period the first week of the month was about 5 days long. a week went by then on the 17th I started having brown discharge now for 11 days?

I had my period the first week of the month was about 5 days long. a week went by then on the 17th I started having brown discharge now for 11 days?

Ans: Most likely just old blood. Uterine wall not fully shredded. Always good idea to check preg test if sexually active and you are young ...Read more

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I am 57 and haven't had my period for 7 months. Now I have this brown discharge. Do I count this as a period and start over again for twelve month?

I am 57 and haven't had my period for 7 months.  Now I have this brown discharge.  Do I count this as a period and start over again for twelve month?

Don't start over: This is common to have some minor bleeding or brown discharge. If you have not had a regular period then don't start over. If you have bleeding or the brown discharge one year after your last period you will need to bee a doctor for evauation. If you have pain or fever you should be seen right away. ...Read more

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My period didn't come for 3 months and now it finally came . Its really heavy but at the beginning extremely light and I was having brown discharge .?

My period didn't come for 3 months and now it finally came . Its really heavy but at the beginning extremely light and I was having brown discharge .?

Heavy period : A heavy period after 3 months of absent bleeding may be normal because the amount of growth of your uterine tissue is increased. If this is the first occurrence i wouldn't be concerned. If this is rather common for yo, u you way consider bcp's to reduce the thickness of your uterine lining to decrease blood loss at your periods. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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