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Brown Discharge Before First Period
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
Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am 24,had my first miscarriage on june 19 naturaly,had first period on july 25 normal 4-5day,but from 13 aug i started having brown discharge.
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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