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Light pink spotting and brown discharge 2 weeks before my period.what does this mean?

Light pink spotting and brown discharge 2 weeks before my period.what does this mean?

Brown discharge: It is not at all uncommon for light bleeding at the time of ovulation (if of course not on oral birth control). This can "turn brown" by the time before it becomes visible. This occurs because the drop in estrogen preceding ovulation can cause the uterine lining to break down slightly, causing the "breakthrough bleeding". ...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


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Two days normal period, today dark brown discharge, stopped and now spotting brown? What could this be. Also cramping ?

Two days normal period, today dark brown discharge, stopped and now spotting brown? What could this be. Also cramping ?

Brown = blood: Blood turns brown if it has been sitting in the back of the vagina for awhile. It sounds like you were just passing the rest of the blood from your period. A slightly "off" period from time to time is very normal. See what happens on the next cycle or two. Birth control methods are great at providing cycle regulation. ...Read more

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What is this i started of with brown discharge then light bleeding for 3 days now brown discharge again my period usually lasts 8 days?

What is this i started of with brown discharge then light bleeding for 3 days now brown discharge again  my period usually lasts 8 days?

Brown = old 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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I'm bleeding light brown and pink one week before my period is due. What is it?

I'm bleeding light brown and pink one week before my period is due. What is it?

Schedule follow up: 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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8 days late and now brown discharge and cramps what is it?

8 days late and now brown discharge and cramps what is it?

It might be a late: Period. Brown discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical. ...Read more

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Dark brown bleeding after spotting pink for two days. What could this be?

Dark brown bleeding after spotting pink for two days. What could this be?

Common: 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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Light bleeding and light brown discharge. Never had this before. What could it mean?

Light bleeding and light brown discharge. Never had this before. What could it mean?

Anovulation: Most likely a cycle where the ovary fails to let loose an egg. These self-normalize. To be safe, take a home pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Period is regular and now 3 days late. I am now experiencing light period/spotting of really bright pink/light red blood. Implantation or miscarriage?

Period is regular and now 3 days late. I am now experiencing light period/spotting of really bright pink/light red blood. Implantation or miscarriage?

A person can't tell: A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that prior spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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What causes watery light brown discharge a week after my period has ended?

What causes watery light brown discharge a week after my period has ended?

Infection: is there itch, odor then it could be infection bacterial or monilial or hormone dysfunction if brown is blood ...Read more

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Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Residual shedding: Shedding of the endometrial lining is basically what happens during one's period. The menstrual cycle is sensitive to many things (weight changes, stress, medications, etc...). Depending on age, menopausal status and other factors, this may need to be evaluated asap. Keep a strict menstrual diary and follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I had an unusually light period, 6 days after it ended i started having pink to red spotting with brown flakey discharge for 3 days. Is this bad?

I had an unusually light period, 6 days after it ended i started having pink to red spotting with brown flakey discharge for 3 days. Is this bad?

Irregular bleeding: 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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I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Old blood: The dark brown discharge is indicative of old blood, or blood that makes its way out much slower. Given that this is leading up to your period, it is probably normal. If it persists from cycle to cycle, then i would consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Light brown discharge when wipping and and light right side cramps eight days before my period is suppose to start. What does this mean?

Light brown discharge when wipping and and light right side cramps eight days before my period is suppose to start. What does this mean?

Variation on normal: What you described is likely a normal variation. 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. ...Read more

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Light pink discharge during ovulation then brownish for a couple of days. Now it is watery clear discharge with bloating, fatigue and cramps. Pregnant?

Possibly: A home pregnancy test will confirm your symptoms in a matter of minutes. The tests are accurate and fast. If not pregnant, consider repeating in a couple of days if you've missed your period. Otherwise, some Ibuprofen can help with cramping. Clear discharge from vagina is normal. ...Read more

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A week and half late. Cramping. Light pink to dark red discharge. Only when I wipe. Negative tests. Not sure what's wrong?

Period late: Ellie, if you are referring to home pregnancy tests, they can give false negatives so I would see a doctor to do a urine pregnancy test and/or a blood HCG test to ensure you are not pregnant. Thanks ...Read more

Vaginal Discharge With Mucus And Blood (Definition)

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