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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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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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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