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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

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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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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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Hey I Just Had My Period About A Week Ago, After I Had My Period I Had Sex. After a Few Days Now I Have Brown Discharge Is Not Alot, what could it be?

Hey I Just Had My Period About A Week Ago, After I Had My Period I Had Sex. After a Few Days Now I Have Brown Discharge Is Not Alot, what could it be?

Several things: A discharge occuring a few days after sex could be due to an infection or abnormal cervical cells. At midcycle it could be due to the hormonal changes that accompany ovulation. The only way to know for sure is to be seen for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I ended my period 3 days ago it was very light colored and ranged from pink to orange in color.Now I have brown discharge & pain near rib. Normal?

I ended  my period 3 days ago it was very light colored and ranged from pink to orange in color.Now I have brown discharge & pain near rib. Normal?

Not unusual,: The brownish discharge is small, bits of old blood...The rib pain is likely unrelated to menses...I would take a menstrual diary (recording pain and bleeding patterns over the next 2-3 cycles) if the pain continues, talk to your obgyn about it. ...Read more

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I just got off my period today now i have brown discharge and cramping with lower back pains help me please i been trying for a baby?

I just got off my period today now i have brown discharge and cramping with lower back pains help me please i been trying for a baby?

You may have cyst: You may have an ovarian cyst. When they rupture at certain times of the cycle, they can cause back pain and discharge. This may also be a sign of an abnormal pregnancy, however, so see a Provider and check it out! ...Read more

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I got my period the fisrt wk of may , and now I have brown discharge and i took a pregnancy test and it came out positive?

Blood pregnancy test: You need to see a doctor for a blood pregnancy test right away. Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy may present in a similar fashion and they need to rule that out. Hopefully just normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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