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Is brown discharge and implantation spotting the same ? Or how are they different if so?

Is brown discharge and implantation spotting the same ? Or how are they different if so?

Can be: Implantational bleeding can be pink, red, or brown but is seldom heavy. Brown blood is old blood and there are many things other than implantation that can cause it. Hope this helps. ...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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Ovulated&had sex 5 days ago.Had brown discharge like spotting on day4&now have pink spotting on day 5.Started BC 15 days ago.implantation/breakthrough?

Ovulated&had sex 5 days ago.Had brown discharge like spotting on day4&now have pink spotting on day 5.Started BC 15 days ago.implantation/breakthrough?

Spotting: Could be either. BC is usually effective after 7 days so you were on the cusp. Would wait 4-10 more days and check HCG ( may need to repeat in 2 weeks and or get sonogram). Follow up w/doc. ...Read more

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I was spotting for 14 days could it be implantation spotting it was light to dark brown and had discharge in it.And I still having a lot of discharge ?

I was spotting for 14 days could it be implantation spotting it was light to dark brown and had discharge in it.And I still having a lot of discharge ?

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. If you are having a lot of discharge consider seeing an Obgyn for testing. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge for 3 days can this be implantation spotting?? 2 weeks since sex.

Brown vaginal discharge for 3 days can this be implantation spotting?? 2 weeks since sex.

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm having brown discharge and spotting blood what could this be?

Irregular bleeding is  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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I'm spotting brown discharge what does it mean been off depo a month now?

Common: After stopping Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can take up to a year or more for ypur menses to normalize, and even that long to regain fertility. However if you do not want to get pregnant at this time, please be sure to use another effective method of contraception, even if you are not menstruating normally. ...Read more

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I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

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

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I've been spotting at times , then wipe brown discharge. What could this mean ?

I've been spotting at times , then wipe brown discharge.  What could this mean ?

Normal occurence.: Hello, Often ladies can have a small break down of their uterine lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. The flow is very small and very slow therefore the blood is exposed to air and turns brown before you see it. This is normal so do not worry. ...Read more

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I have been having brown discharge or brown spotting everyday what can be wrong?

I have been having brown discharge or brown spotting everyday what can be wrong?

Many possibilities: Scant bleeding could be due to many causes examination by a professional is appropriate. ...Read more

Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more