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I am having brown spotting and sometimes bright red bleeding on and off a week before menstruation. I am trying to conceive, is this a period or not?

I am having brown spotting and sometimes bright red bleeding on and off a week before menstruation. I am trying to conceive, is this a period or not?

Irregular periods: 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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Dark brown bleeding before period then normal heavy period then light brown bleeding right before period ends. Is this normal? Happens every month

Dark brown bleeding before period then normal heavy period then light brown bleeding right before period ends. Is this normal? Happens every month

Sounds pretty normal: You are describing a fairly normal pattern of the menstrual cycle. If you would like to have shorter and lighter periods there are lots of options that help with that and prevent pregnancy. You can schedule a virtual visit with an Obgyn or see your own locally and go through the various options. ...Read more

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Brown bleeding 3days before period start. Then normal period for 5 days, now brown spotting since period ended 4 days ago. This still period?

Brown bleeding 3days before period start. Then normal period for 5 days, now brown spotting since period ended 4 days ago. This still period?

Could be: could be pelvic infection STD pregnancy even ectopic pregnancy.these type symptoms should be evaluated by OB/GYN physician or family doctor that does OB/GYN if they get worse go to the emergency room ...Read more

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Is it normal if i have slight brown bleeding 1day before my period and then it turns red and usual bleeding? had b-hcg and u/s 2day ago all was normal

Is it normal if i have slight brown bleeding 1day before my period and then it turns red and usual bleeding? had b-hcg and u/s 2day ago all was normal

Normal: The brownish bleeding occurs when you are not bleeding heavily and the small amount of blood sits in the vagina for a while. When blood cells break down they turn brown. This is not a problem. Good health to you. ...Read more

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Day 4 of period late, had brown/pinkish bleeding a week before period was due, which was on of for 4 days. What could it be?

Day 4 of period late,  had brown/pinkish bleeding a week before period was due, which was on of for 4 days. What could it be?

That is rough: It sounds like no real cycle at all. By that i mean you are having non-ovulatory bleeding. Check hpt. If -, give it a month or 2 to straighten out. If it doesn't or you are having significant distress see your gyn. ...Read more

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Brown bleeding for 6 days before period on birth control. Is this bad?

Brown bleeding for 6 days before period on birth control. Is this bad?

No: Break through bleeding is when a woman on birth control pills has bleeding that is at the wrong time. This can happen the first 2 cycles of starting bcp, and will often resolve on its own. It can also occur if a women is late or forgets several pills. It may also mean the hormones are a little off for her body. But besides the inconvenience it is not bad. ...Read more

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Bright red bleeding for 3 days 5 days before period was expected brown on fourth day no flow like period implantation or period ?

Bright red bleeding for 3 days 5 days before period was expected brown on fourth day no flow like period implantation or period ?

If you menses: Are on, it's not likely gonna be implantation bleeding in that 4 days prior to cycle the embryo is microscopic. Try a upt if it's a possibility. Reasons for earlier menses are broad but it usually self corrects. With no pian should be fine if one time event. If bleeding becomes irregular go in, usually a birth control pill will help. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Small amount of red brown blood a few days before period supposed to start then went away when i wiped. 2 days late now light bleeding virgin stress?

Small amount of red brown blood a few days before period supposed to start then went away when i wiped. 2 days late now light bleeding virgin stress?

Irregular period: 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 repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more