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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...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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Brown discharge 10 days before period, for 5 days, very light. (40 day cycle) 3 weeks later no period, neg pregnant test. Could I still be pregnant?

Brown discharge 10 days before period, for 5 days, very light. (40 day cycle) 3 weeks later no period, neg pregnant test. Could I still be pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge 10 days before period. Not every day or all day but more than once in the 10 days before period. Is this old blood/normal?

Brown vaginal discharge 10 days before period. Not every day or all day but more than once in the 10 days before period. Is this old blood/normal?

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, polyps & 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 26, ttc for 15 months. I have a dark brown discharge 5-10 days before my period every month. Sex is painful with blood. Reason to be worried?

I'm 26, ttc for 15 months. I have a dark brown discharge 5-10 days before my period every month. Sex is painful with blood. Reason to be worried?

Not normal: Consistent pain with sex, and consistent bleeding with sex are not normal. Don't worry, but you'll want to be checked by a doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

Spotting: 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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Is brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Probably ok: Some premenstrual spotting is relatively common. However, if she is sexually active and there is an odor to the discharge, don't make the assumption its blood. ...Read more

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Brown discharge a few days before period is due. What does this indicate?

Possibly a: Little imbalance of hormones. The brown discharge is just some older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 1 day before period then nothing else. Now 14 days late, I have the brown discharge again. All HPT were negative. What could this mean?

Brown discharge 1 day before period then nothing else. Now 14 days late, I have the brown discharge again. All HPT were negative. What could this mean?

Discharge: Is there any odor with the discharge? I am wondering if you could have a retained tampon, perhaps. Have you been under a lot of stress or had other big changes that could upset your menstrual regularity? Home pregnancy tests are good but not perfect. See your doctor for vaginal exam. Consider blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Brown discharge for past 2 days. 5 before period due. On pill norimin. Have never missed one. Always use other method as well. What could this be?

Brown discharge for past 2 days. 5 before period due. On pill norimin. Have never missed one. Always use other method as well. What could this be?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more