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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Brown vaginal and anus discharge before first period for the past 6 days. What could this be?

Brown vaginal and anus discharge before first period for the past 6 days. What could this be?

Depends: There are a few things that can cause general symptoms like this. I'd suggest starting with your gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period. ...Read more

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My first period was a brown discharge does that mean the rest will be like that?

My first period was a brown discharge does that mean the rest will be like that?

Not necessarily: The brown discharge is older, deoxygenated blood. The first year or so, periods can be irregular. This may resolve at some point. ...Read more

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What does brown discharge mean? I am twelve and haven't had my first period. (girl)

Just the beginning: Brownish discharge is often seen prior to actual periods starting. It is completely normal to have a few cycles with brownish discharge and no actual bleeding. Keep a diary of the dates that you observe the discharge by circling the date on the calendar for each day that the discharge is present. You will soon be able to see if there is any pattern to the discharge. No need to worry now. ...Read more

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3 months postpartum and have had a bit of brown discharge for 2 days. Constitutes first period?

3 months postpartum and have had a bit of brown discharge for 2 days. Constitutes first period?

Depends: If you are breastfeeding it is probably not your period. If you are not breastfeeding and did not breastfeed at all then it could very well be your period. ...Read more

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I am 2 months postpartum with my first child. I have had my first period end 2 weeks ago. I have started having brown discharge. What is the cause?

I am 2 months postpartum with my first child. I have had my first period end 2 weeks ago. I have started having brown discharge. What is the cause?

Old Blood: Brown discharge is very often caused by old blood either from the uterus, cervix, or upper vagina and should not be too concerning, especially since you are 2 months postpartum. It could be old blood from the pregnancy as well as older blood just from the last month or two of menstrual cycles. The brown discharge should not last very long and I wouldn't be too concerned at this point. ...Read more

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I got implanon on Nov 18 while on my period and I was supposed to start my first period on it on Monday but instead got brown discharge is this Normal?

I got implanon on Nov 18 while on my period and I was supposed to start my first period on it on Monday but instead got brown discharge is this Normal?

Progesterone only: The major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding, be it bleeding every day or no bleeding at all. The bleeding you describe is a normal consequence of this method. Your doctor my be able to prescribe other meds, like estrogen to lessen the duration and amount, but this can be temporary relief only and may not take care of it completely. ...Read more

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Miscarriage november, december first period on 14th heavy, on 11th bleed for a day then nothing until the 14th, brown discharge 29th bleed 30 when ovu?

Miscarriage november, december first period on 14th heavy, on 11th bleed for a day then nothing until the 14th, brown discharge 29th bleed 30 when ovu?

It is hard to say: It is hard to determine what is going on without knowing your cycle and more of your history. It is not uncommon, however to have a couple of months of abnormal bleeding or breakthrough bleeding following a miscarriage. Take necessary precautions during this time if you are trying to prevent pregnancy for awhile. You have said nothing to indicate you cannot become pregnant during this time. ...Read more

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Brown discharge first day of period?

Brown discharge first day of period?

Vaginal Discharge: The brown is probably some aged blood in the mucous...It may be left over from the last period. It could be some irritation of the cervix. If the menses is otherwise normal then this may not need to be worried about. ...Read more

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Brown discharge, is this the first day of my period?

Brown discharge, is this the first day of my period?

See your doctor: Brown discharge is typically light bleeding. Irregular bleeding/brown discharge is common in the first 3 months of birth control pills, and can also occur if you miss pills. But, there are lots of causes of such brown discharge/bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. You should see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What month was conceptionon oct2813 first u/s was 8weeks 5days usually have period on 28 of each month heavy brown discharge or period on 29?

What month was conceptionon oct2813 first u/s was 8weeks 5days usually have period on 28 of each month heavy brown discharge or period on 29?

August: If the ultrasound dating estimated the pregnancy began 8 weeks 5 days ago, that means the conception was about 6 weeks 5 days ago (2 weeks after the beginning of the pregnancy - because that's just the way pregnancy weeks are counted). ...Read more

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Do I count brown discharge as the first day of my period?

Do I count brown discharge as the first day of my period?

No and yes: There are differences of opinion, but I usually count the 1st day of normal menstrual flow as the 1st day of a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I have not had my period for 2 months. I am a virgin and have been brown discharge for the first time this week. Why is this happening?

I have not had my period for 2 months. I am a virgin and have been brown discharge for the first time this week. Why is this happening?

Gynecologist: Skipping or irregularity of menstrual periods is not unusual in young women. A gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as to the cause and management of irregular periods and whether there is any possible pathological condition present. ...Read more

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I had my period the first week of the month was about 5 days long. A week went by then on the 17th I started having brown discharge now for 11 days?

I had my period the first week of the month was about 5 days long. A week went by then on the 17th I started having brown discharge now for 11 days?

Ans: Most likely just old blood. Uterine wall not fully shredded. Always good idea to check preg test if sexually active and you are young ...Read more

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I had my period for 3 days the first day was extremely heavy second day very lil third day it was over now day 5 its a dark brown discharge very lil?

Pregnancy test?: In any woman with an unusual period (shorter and more unusual) the first thing that you must rule out is pregnancy. If that is negative, then discussing this further with your ob/gyn is warranted. It might not be a period at all. Abnormal bleeding has many causes including absent / irregular ovulation or anatomic changes.

To learn more from my personal page, please visit www. Obgynhelp. Com. ...Read more

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I been on my period for 16 days. At first it was very light then it became heavy and im having dark brown discharge. I'm also having pains on left ovar?

I been on my period for 16 days. At first it was very light then it became heavy and im having dark brown discharge. I'm also having pains on left ovar?

Do this...: No cause for alarm but i'd get this figured out: first, if there is any chance at all that you may be pregnant, get a pregnancy test and if positive see a doctor - tomorrow. If negative pregnancy, you should check with your doctor (or get a good one) in the next week or so. ...Read more

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I got my period 3 times within 45 days? What is going on. It first starts out as a brown discharge and then goes on like a normal period.

I got my period 3 times within 45 days? What is going on. It first starts out as a brown discharge and then goes on like a normal period.

Common problem: 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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My period is due but all I have since 2 days is a bit of brown discharge. I never have that, I always bleed heavily from the first day on.?

My period is due but all I have since 2 days is a bit of brown discharge. I never have that, I always bleed heavily from the first day on.?

Pregnancy test: Any time your cycle is irregular in any way, the first thing to do is a pregnancy test. If that is negative, give it a few days and see what happens. There are a lot of things that can cause your cycle to be a little irregular, and as long as you aren't pregnant, most will clear up by themselves. ...Read more

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Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Do pregnancy test: Have to check for infections with culture and do pregnancy test to ascertain of not pregnant. Good luck and be cautious thenafter. ...Read more

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On the first day of my period I had light pinkish period then it stopped then I had some brown discharge now I'm having a red a period. Is it normal for that to happen

On the first day of my period I had light pinkish period then it stopped then I had some brown discharge now I'm having a red a period. Is it normal for that to happen

Irreg bleeding: Hi Alan660, you don't say what your age is and whether you are taking bcp. But if you are young a woman, no previous, this could be normal and indicative of irregular shedding of the endometrium and could be normal. Probably best to see your gynae and run this by her with the specifics as above
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I need help!! I've experienced brown discharge for more than a week now. My period is a week late, and I had sex for the first time a few days ago.

I need help!! I've experienced brown discharge for more than a week now. My period is a week late, and I had sex for the first time a few days ago.

Irregular periods: Irregular bleeding is very common and usually resolves on its own. Talk to your doctor if your periods remain irregular. Unless you are trying to get pregnant, you should be using birth control. If you are concerned you may be pregnant, a home pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due. ...Read more

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Jul 21-Last period. Aug 5-Started Microgestin. Am taking first 2 packs of active pills consecutively. Skipped Fe pills. How to stop brown discharge?

Check with GYN: This is a mixture of old breakthrough bleeding with vaginal and cervical mucous. I suggest you call your GYN- not uncommon on pills for the first time. ...Read more

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I had unprotexted sex the first day of my period (4/17)I took plan b 3 hours later. I had brown discharge for 2 days (5/12&13)my period is 1 day late?

I had unprotexted sex the first day of my period (4/17)I took plan b 3 hours later. I had brown discharge for 2 days (5/12&13)my period is 1 day late?

Yes, than can happen: With PlanB. This is one of the known effects I.e.delayed menses.you also would not get pregnant on day 1 of your cycleI am assuming thAt the -st day of what you call your cycle was the 1 st day of 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