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Brown Discharge Between Periods
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brown discharge between periods which lasts for few weeks.Watery red/ pink discharge after intercourse. No other symptoms. -ve pragnency & chlamydia.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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