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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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Menstral period light pink in colour?

Menstral  period light pink in colour?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why my menstrual bleeding brown / black color?

Why my menstrual bleeding brown / black color?

Probably normal: Its common and normal for menses to vary from bright red to black and everything in between. ...Read more

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Dark, almost black spotting 10 days before period.

Dark, almost black spotting 10 days before period.

Ovulation: Often there is some bleeding at the time of ovulation. That blood can be slow to come out. By the time you see the blood it can be very dark or black. Mid cycle bleeding as you describe is usually due to ovulation. If unsure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?

Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?

Early period: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more

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Red colour blood spotting on 7th day after sex and brown coloured creamy discharge?

Red colour blood spotting on 7th day after sex and brown coloured creamy discharge?

Clarify- see doctor: First question-you describe what sounds like a typical vaginal complaint but you list yourself as male. If you actually are male, you need to see a doctor right away if you are having blood and any kind of discharge from your penis. If you are female, this could be signs of a vaginal infection. Also, is there a possibility there is a retained tampon in your vagina?Also consider an STD-need testing ...Read more

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Latee period, dark brown spotting, light bleeding, mild cramping?

Latee period, dark brown spotting, light bleeding, mild cramping?

Weakness, irreg per.: Suggest you do home pregnancy test to be sure you are not pregnant, if you have had unprotected sexual activity. ...Read more

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Brown watery discharge before period normal?

Brown watery discharge before period normal?

Normal: period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the time of menses. as long as the discharge is not excessive, malodorous, or causing any itching, or pain, it can be normal. Keep watch and consult if getting worse. ...Read more

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Very dark almost black menstural bleeding... Concern?

Very dark almost black menstural bleeding... Concern?

Probably not: The color of blood in menstruation darkens when the loss of blood is slow or exposed to oxygen for a longer period of time. You may be able to prove this with any fresh blood from a cut, nosebleed etc that is allowed to sit for a little while. It will darken with time. Vaginal ph and bacteria add to the change in color also. ...Read more

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Thick brown discharge before my period?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period. ...Read more

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Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?

Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?

No: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you could see it. ...Read more

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Brown stringy bleeding follow by red stringy bleeding?

Brown stringy bleeding follow by red stringy bleeding?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Light pink and brown half day period, now brown mucus with a tint of red? Pregnant?

Light pink and brown half day period, now brown mucus with a tint of red? Pregnant?

Difficult to say: Certainly a pregnancy test is in order, but you should see your doctor to be checked for infections or other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Light brown spotting day period is due?

Light brown spotting day period is due?

Could be the: Beginning of your period. If worried and it does not get heavier check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Left persistent breast swelling & lump,3rd period in 7wks and i now have black\brown period with bright red spotting only when i wipe, age 25.

Left persistent breast swelling & lump,3rd period in 7wks and i now have black\brown period with bright red spotting only when i wipe, age 25.

Possible infection: From your description, these symptoms really require you to see a doctor. Sounds like an infection, but breast swelling is not related to vaginal infections, so it may be several different things going on. See a doctor. ...Read more

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For the past 10 months I have been getting a brown/black period for about 4 days then my regular period starts (red blood/normal) what would cause thi?

For the past 10 months I have been getting a brown/black period for about 4 days then my regular period starts (red blood/normal) what would cause thi?

Probably normal: The brown stuff is old blood that has taken a day or two to work its way out after being expelled from the uterus. IF! your menstrual timing, volume and length of flow is otherwise the same, it is fine. many people experience this after a cycle is over as well. You are probably have a day or two of very light/ low volume bleeding prior to the regular flow starting. ...Read more

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Vaginal spotting in black&brown color last period 5months bak pcos but on no medications?

Vaginal spotting in black&brown color
last period 5months bak
pcos but on no medications?

Expected with PCOS : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. With pcos irregular infrequent periods are the norm. Brown simply means there is old blood presenty. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I got a not so heavy flow of dark brown/black period that is 3 days early and no cramps at all which is unusual for me! could i be pregnant?

I got a not so heavy flow of dark brown/black period that is 3 days early and no cramps at all which is unusual for me! could i be pregnant?

Pregnancy test : Why not take a home pregnancy test qnd in minutes you will have your answer? If it is negative then then is just a slightly abnormal period. ...Read more

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What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

Normal: It's normal to have brown/black blood every period. Darker blood is just older blood. The uterus not evacuating quickly when there's blood there. You didn't say what was swollen, so hard to answer that part of question. And blood during sex would be normal during period. If not on period, could be from cervix or uterus. If cervix, make sure pap utd. If uterus, can be polyp or fibroid. ...Read more

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My period stopped for 5 months now and instead I get black/brown discharges and no period. This has been happening for 5 months now. ?

My period stopped for 5 months now and instead I get black/brown discharges and no period. This has been happening for 5 months now. ?

Common complaint: 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. ...Read more

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First month on pill. White discharge followed by black, brown & red 6 day period. Tender breasts, sore tummy, bloating. Whats wrong??

First month on pill. White discharge followed by black, brown & red 6 day period. Tender breasts, sore tummy, bloating. Whats wrong??

Nothing: Usual side effects when you first start the pill, monitor, continue as is, if these symptoms are not too bothersome, otherwise contact your provider ...Read more

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I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?

I have blood clots occasionally during my period. Yesterday I didn't bleed at all and then today had a dark brown almost black period with small clot?

Old blood: the dark brown/black discarge is old menstrual blood and the clot is just a consolidation of old blood cells. If bleeding or clotting heavily, see you GYN. ...Read more

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Spotting brown/black discharge yesterday.Period not for another 5-6 dys. I have 7 children. Could this discharge be implantation bleeding? On the pill

Spotting brown/black discharge yesterday.Period not for another 5-6 dys. I have 7 children. Could this discharge be implantation bleeding? On the pill

Not likely: Implantation bleeding, although talked a lot on this forum, rarely occurs and is rarely noticeable also the ocp is very effective. If you are spotting it is most likely a change in estrogen. If persists make an appointment with your doctor. Just as a side question did you have implantation bleeding with any of your 7 children? ...Read more

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Is black/brown sticky and stringy discharge normal 4 days before having a period?

Is black/brown sticky and stringy discharge normal 4 days before having a period?

This can be old,: Deoxygenated blood ; tissue being cleaned out of the uterus. You might have some imbalance of estrogen or estrogen. ...Read more

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Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days,1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood ?

Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days,1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood ?

Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal life stressors. You should reset to a normal period within the next two months. If you miss your next period, take a home pregnancy test. For any other concerns please see you doctor. ...Read more

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I am having what seems like a period in between my periods and it's dark brown black blood. What is this?

Anovulation: You've had a cycle in which the ovary failed to release an egg. This disrupts the usual hormone levels and causes the cycle to be abnormal. ...Read more

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I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

Not uncommon: Its not uncommon for menstrual contents to range from bright red to black. This is a reflection of the breakdown of the endometrial tissue and is not abnormal. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?

Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?

Oxidation: Blood breaks down through a chemical process called oxidation. The color of the blood depends on where in the process it is. Blood is blood and the color or consistency does not matter. ...Read more