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I have been having light brown discharge with a light bleeding when I wipe. Pregnancy test said negative. What could it be?

I have been having light brown discharge with a light bleeding when I wipe. Pregnancy test said negative. What could it be?

Probably period: The brown discharge was likely a light period. Brown = old blood. Repeat a home pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. An "off" period from time to time is very common and usually corrects itself in the next few cycles. If it continues schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Third Trimester Pregnancy (Definition)

Congratulations! It's the third trimester and your baby is almost here! Now is the time to keep track of your baby's movements including kick counts and to learn about the signs of labor. If you're planning on breastfeeding, try to familiarize yourself with local resources and classes. Don't forget to remind close family members and caregivers (including grandparents) to get their flu and whooping ...Read more


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Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Not normal: Please call your OB as you may have a vaginal infection, but u need to make sure your cervix is not starting to open or nothing bad is going on with the placenta your OB can do an exam and an ultrasound and vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

Early labor signal?: Old blood appears brownish. Did your OB examine you recently? Did you have intercourse? Is it still there, more profuse, reddish? Are you having contractions, pressure or pain in the pelvis? These are some questions you will be asked by your OB or his associate. Discharge can herald labor. A third trimester baby can have risks if born before term. So most obs would want to evaluate or speak to you. ...Read more

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Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

There should not be: Any blood in the urine during any trimester of pregnancy is not normal and need to be investigated and treated
it can be due to urinary tract infection, kidney stones, kidney disorder or cancer
it can also be in women who have medical conditions like lupus, sickle cell disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

I do not recommend: Using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is, looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Third trimester pregnancy. Having sezure wil cause harm baby?

Third trimester pregnancy. Having sezure wil cause harm baby?

Depends on variables: The seizure does not effect baby directly but could do so indirectly. If the seizure affected the mom's blood oxygen content by dropping it for an extended period it could impair babies blood oxygen any other metabolic change could also be transferred, but such would require a prolonged event. Seizures that are brief and or do not impair mom's breathing seldome produce any problems. ...Read more

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Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly

Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly

Remains to be seen: I would expect significant problems with zika for anyone having it in childhood with less impairment as they age. It attacks the fragile growing nerves in the brain which develop most rapidly in early pregnancy but continue to grow/connect as kids age. Most rapid growth slows after two, but continues into young adulthood. The small head issue is a reflection of the early damage ...Read more

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Third trimester pregnancy questions?

Third trimester pregnancy questions?

What are they?: Do you mean what questions should you be asking when you are in your 3rd trimester? I.E. What should you expect during this time period? How is the body changing? When to epxect contractions? What r signs/symptoms of labor? Should you change diet/activities? Can u still have relations? What medicine u can/cannot take if ill? There r many more. I am not sure if u mean such as these. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?

Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?

Flexible: Flexible sigmoidoscopy and even colonoscopy appears to be safe during pregnancy if it is indicated. A study published in 1996 looked at the safety and effectiveness of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies during pregnancy done at 10 medical centers and showed that sigmoidoscopy does not induce labor or result in congenital malformations, that sigmoidoscopy is not contraindicated during pregnancy, and that sigmoidoscopy may be beneficial in pregnant patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
The study included thirteen patients who were in the first trimester of pregnancy, 18 who were in the second trimester, and 15 who were in the third trimester. Twenty-seven patients were found to have significant diagnoses that included colitis and bleeding internal hemorrhoids. No complications occurred in the pregnant patients. Eight colonoscopies were also performed in pregnant patients during this study with no complications to the mother or unborn baby.
You should discuss your particular situation with your doctor before deciding whether or not to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy while you are pregnant.

Reference:
cappell ms, colon vj, sidhom oa. A study at 10 medical centers of the safety and efficacy of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies and 8 colonoscopies during pregnancy with follow-up of fetal outcome and with comparison to control groups. Dig dis sci. 1996;41 (12):2353. ...Read more

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Discharge with yellowish green tint during third trimester of pregnancy means?

Discharge with yellowish green tint during third trimester of pregnancy means?

Time to call OB: Suspicious for presence of an infection. Might be nothing, but should ask your OB. He/she may want to do an exam and microscopic evaluation of discharge to be certain nothing concerning.. ...Read more

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How many women bleed during the third trimester?

How many women bleed during the third trimester?

Not too many: I would get some attention on that one. It could be your cervix changing but more worrisome is bleeding from the placenta compromising fetal oxygen. Some spotting after intercourse isn't unusual but third trimester bleeding is nothing to blow off. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Yes: Vaginal bleeding in the third trimester is never normal and always requires immediate evaluation by a doctor. There are many different causes that only a physical exam can detect. Bleeding can be from the placenta, which is the nutrition source for your baby. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

Multiple: Placental abruption, placenta previa, local lesions and unidentified cause, are the commonest reason behind bleeding in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hpv during pregnancy and I bleed 24/7 and when I'm not bleeding I have a brown discharge with skin like particles. HELP?

Probably not HPV: HPV usually doesn't cause vaginal discharge or bleeding, so this more likely is something else. Are you still pregnant? At risk for STD? Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge or bleeding requires professional evaluation, and you have both. See your doctor soon -- if still pregnant, call your obstetrician immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is brown discharge during second trimester normal?

No: But it is not necessarily serious. You should be checked. ...Read more

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During my placebo week I had only brown discharge, two weeks into my new pack I'm bleeding. What's going on?

During my placebo week I had only brown discharge, two weeks into my new pack I'm bleeding. What's going on?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Got my second shot of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) 11 and a half weeks ago. Thursday past I had brown discharge once during the day. Could it be implantation bleed?

Got my second shot of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) 11 and a half weeks ago. Thursday past I had brown discharge once during the day. Could it be implantation bleed?

Very unlikely: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective for 12 weeks, even longer in some women. Irregular brown discharge is very common in women on Depo, especially as they get closer to their next injection. I have some patients who find they need injections every 10 weeks instead of 12 because of this spotting. Just make sure you get that third injection. ...Read more

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Should IVF go ahead if my cycles are suddenly 14 days apart from 25, constant brown discharge& during stims I bleed heavier than any period for 2weeks?

Should IVF go ahead if my cycles are suddenly 14 days apart from 25, constant brown discharge& during stims I bleed heavier than any period for 2weeks?

Talk with your doc: Short cycles may affect the timing of the drugs your doctors may give you, so it is important to let your clinic know. However, they are not a reason not to get treatment. ...Read more

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I passed 2 small grey discharge during pregnancy, while bleeding... Can somebody help me figure this out?

I passed 2 small grey discharge during pregnancy, while bleeding... Can somebody help me figure this out?

Call your OB/GYN: Any vaginal discharge or bleeding can be of concern during pregnancy. You should contact your ob/gyn and be seen to be sure that everything is proceeding smoothly. Depending upon your #weeks along things to help you know that the baby is likely fine would be feeling baby movements, gaining weight, and no other discharges or bleeding since the last ones. Still, a prompt call and exam is best. ...Read more

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I am on Depo-Provera and recived my shot in may but im jus now experiencing bleeding, light brown discharge and pregnancy symptoms 6 weeks after the shot.

I am on Depo-Provera and recived my shot in may but im jus now experiencing bleeding, light brown discharge and pregnancy symptoms 6 weeks after the shot.

Depo bleeding: Depo can cause irregular timed bleeding especially early on. Like most birth control it is not 100% effective. Its more like 95-97%, which means a few women do conceive on it. I would check a pregnancy test to be certain ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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