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I have pain at the beginning of sex and brown discharge between periods. What is wrong with me?

I  have pain at the beginning of sex and brown discharge between periods. What is wrong with me?

Infection: There are many reasons that you could be having this problem, but the most common reason is an infection. Other causes could be cervical polyps, improper lubrication prior to intercourse, and a cervix that bleeds easily. You should go see your gyn for further eval. ...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 between periods that lasts for few weeks. No pain and no symptoms.

Brown discharge between periods that lasts for few weeks. No pain and no symptoms.

See your doctor: The brown discharge may be old blood; however, discharge should be tested to rule out infectious causes such as an STD. ...Read more

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If i stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will the brown discharge between periods stop?

If i stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will the brown discharge between periods stop?

Breakthroughbleeding: Women not on hormonal contraceptive medication may experience bleeding in between their menstrual periods. Most often this happens around the time of ovulation. Women on bcp may experience "breakthrough" bleeding. Switching to a bcp with a different progestin may stop the breakthrough bleeding or have it happen less often. It is a good idea for a woman to keep track of the bops she was on. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

Old blood.: It can be sloughed old blood. If you were to develop a discharge that has a bad odor, or caused redness, itching, swelling or pain - that would need to be assessed for possible infection. ...Read more

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For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

For the past two months, my period blood is black in colour, I would also have black/brown discharge between periods?

In general: black or brown discharge suggests old blood--blood that has been retained in the uterus/vaginal tract loses its oxygen (oxygen makes it red) and retains the iron/heme making it appear black. After two months, I think this is worth a trip to your doctor for evaluation. Making sure you don't have an incomplete miscarriage or other menstrual/hormonal problems is important in this instance.Best wishes ...Read more

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Why do I have stringy brown discharge between periods? I have no pain, no unpleasant smells, and it occurs during the 2nd or 3rd wk after my period

Why do I have stringy brown discharge between periods? I have no pain, no unpleasant smells, and it occurs during the 2nd or 3rd wk after my period

Breakthrough: If you're on the pill, this is breakthrough bleeding. If this happens every month, you may need to change your birth control. If you're not on the pill, you need to be evaluated by your GYN to make sure that there's nothing going on inside the uterus. ...Read more

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My period was 3 days late bled little for 2 days then nothing. 8 days passed I am bleeding again and heavy. Brown discharge between periods each mnth?

My period was 3 days late bled little for 2 days then nothing. 8 days passed I am bleeding again and heavy.  Brown discharge between periods each mnth?

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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Brown discharge in between periods sometimes.This month it lasted for about 4 days however it got smaller in amount. no pain or pills taken. Abnormal?

Brown discharge in between periods sometimes.This month it lasted for about 4 days however it got smaller in amount. no pain or pills taken. Abnormal?

Vaginal discharge: If it's new to you, it's abnormal. Any new, unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Depending on other characteristics or symptoms (irritaion, odor, sexual risks) it could be yeast, an STD, bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria), or other causes. Don't take chances -- get it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am spotting brown discharge between my periods with normal period pain from yesterday. What is the problem? (i m virgin)

I am spotting brown discharge between my periods with normal period pain from yesterday. What is the problem? (i m virgin)

Brown Spotting: Sometimes a woman will continue to spot between periods. However, if it a lot of spotting that does not go away after a day or two but is increasing and if there is pain and discomfort, it would be best to get this checked out with a check for vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I was diagnosed with pcos last year. I have normal periods but I have brown to pink discharge between periods. Is it normal .

Hi doctors. I was diagnosed with pcos last year. I have normal periods but I have brown to pink discharge between periods. Is it 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 & 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 it normal to have red/brown discharge/spotting between irregular periods after ending 5 years birth control use?

Is it normal to have red/brown discharge/spotting between irregular periods after ending 5 years birth control use?

Not always normal: This could be just hormonal adjustment after stopping birth control, however you need to speak with you gyn provider to check for pregnancy and other causes that my require further evaluation and management. ...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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I took Plan B and I'm scared. Is this brown discharge my period?

I took Plan B and I'm scared. Is this brown discharge my period?

The brown discharge: could be spotting or your period. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge before period?

I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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Can brown discharge count as a period?

Can brown discharge count as a period?

If at the time of : The anticipated period - it may be. Brown discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more