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Brown Discharge Before And After Period
Old blood: Blood turns brown. Cut your finger-red blood. Scab-brown. You are viewing last few drops that turned brown. ...Read more
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
May be the start ;: End of period with shedding of older, deoxygenated blood as the uterus is being cleaned out. ...Read more
It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?
Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven days? I generally recommend seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly an ultrasound to check on this type of problem. ...Read more
I have brown discharge before and after period never had it before. I came on my period a week earlier also. No smell no itch. Also have cramp?
Old blood: Mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus. I suggest a warm water douche and monitor you menstrual cycles. If you are having unprotected intercourse, I suggest a pregnancy test (HCG) and routine lab studies:CBC, metabolic profile, female and thyroid hormone levels. Time for a comprehensive GYN exam. ...Read more
I am 40 and have light brown watery brown discharge before and after period, no odour or itchiness. Why?
Probably normal: In this situation, collection of spotting within the vagina just prior to and after menses may stay in the vagina long enough to oxidize and turn brown. Watery discharge is a little unusual however, so keep vigilant for signs of vaginal infection as listed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since starting birth control I've had thick black to brown discharge before and after my period... What is this? What causes it? How can I stop it?
May be normal: Many women experience abnormal bleeding during the 1st several months after starting an oral contraceptive. Make sure you take your pill at the same time every day. If the bleeding persists after 3 packs, see your gyn, as you may need to change to a different pill, or an alternative type of contraception. Best of luck. ...Read more
I got the nexplanon implant in 2014. I had almost constant light brown and pink discharge for 6 months before removing it. 3 years later mensus is regular but I have brown discharge right before and after period for 3 days each. Should I be worried?
Yes: The periods can vary with time and the bleeding can start or stop that way. ...Read more
Brown mucus: Discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood ; is non uncommonly seen after your period (but could also occur at other times). ...Read more
Having a brown yellow smelly discharge before and after period and lasts a couple of days what dose that mean?
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Other infections are possible too so testing is warranted. ...Read more
I had light brown discharge two weeks before and after period. It happened last month and this month. Right now i' have pain on my pelvic area, my righ?
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
Probably normal: One day of brown spotting after a period is normal. It should not be black discharge and should not be heavy. Multiple days of tail end brown bleeding is not normal but may still be difficult to diagnose and treat. ...Read more
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
Normal: Breakthrough bleeding (brown or red) is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. If it persists or bothers you, make an appointment with your gynecologist to discuss options including birth control pills which can help to regulate a cycle. Other reasons could be thyroid issues, weight (thin/heavy) making lining of uterus unstable. Best of luck. ...Read more
Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. This may be some residual blood/tissue being shed. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more