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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

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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Irregular periods, watery discharge, light bleeding In between period, red sometimes red/orange color. ?

Irregular periods, watery discharge, light bleeding In between period, red sometimes red/orange color.
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GYN EVAL: You need an evaluation by a GYNECOLOGIST. These symptoms could represent a GYN and/or GENERAL MEdical problem for example Iron Deficiency! Start witha General Checkup! Don't wait! Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes dark brown discharge with a foul odor between menstrual periods (which was longer than usual) and discharge has lasted four days so far?

What causes dark brown discharge with a foul odor between menstrual periods (which was longer than usual) and discharge has lasted four days so far?

Need check up : The vagina should never smell foul. If it does, that's usually a sign of an infection or a bacterial imbalance. Brown discharge is a sign of old blood. Bleeding between periods is also not normal. See a gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Period due between 5-11 days. Having dark brown discharge with a tint of blood when I wipe.

Period due between 5-11 days. Having dark brown discharge with a tint of blood when I wipe.

That's quite a range: for when you expect your period. You must have an irregular cycle. If you are not using contraception, this type of bleeding may be associated with early pregnancy/implantation. It generally lasts only a few hours and only a small proportion of women experience this. Otherwise, it IS possible this is the beginning of your period. Take a pregnancy test when/if you think you've missed your period. ...Read more

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My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort during sex/tampon?

My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort  during  sex/tampon?

May be STD : Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Yellow vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Brown usually means old blood. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Day 14 of my menstrual cycle 24years old, had some blood stained brown coloured discharge is this normal?

Day 14 of my menstrual cycle 24years old, had some blood stained brown coloured discharge is this normal?

Could be: Can sometimes get mid month spotting. Recommend follow up with gynecologist if continues to occur or if it is associated with other symptoms such as itching, burning, odor, fever.... ...Read more

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I've had vaginal discharge in a pink -brown color mucous like, some cramping for 3 day-discharge only on tp not panty- menses due oct 11- prego?

I've had vaginal discharge in a pink -brown color mucous like, some cramping for 3 day-discharge only on tp not panty- menses due oct 11- prego?

Not necessarily: Normal healthy women can have occasional changes in their discharge, periods, and uterine symptoms, even without being pregnant. If symptoms are more than just mild, if they become recurrent, or if they are very worrisome, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor can evaluate. To find out if one is pregnant, do an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test after missing a period (tests are accurate). ...Read more

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Having light to dark brown discharge coming from my vagina with dark brown clots. No pd in 3 months. Not sexually active. What's wrong with me?

Having light to dark brown discharge coming from my vagina with dark brown clots. No pd in 3 months. Not sexually active. What's wrong with me?

Irregular periods: Most likely you are not ovulating regularly and you are having irregular bleeding . This can be due either from an excess of estrogen (high BMI, diabetes) or low estrogen states (anorexia, endurance training) ...Read more

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Brown smudge on day of expected period , vaginal discharge back to white and crampy?

Brown smudge on day of expected period , vaginal discharge back to white and crampy?

Wait and see: There are variations in menstrual cycle and can cause your period to come a few days early or late. If you have been having unprotected intercourse, you can do a home pregnancy test to place your mind at rest. White discharge can be benign or sometimes associated with infections such as yeast, and other bacteria. See your GYN if symptoms persist ...Read more

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Brown discharge and clot type discharge with little bright red blood for 4 days. Minimal cramping around the time of my period. Not my normal. ???

Brown discharge and clot type discharge with little bright red blood for 4 days. Minimal cramping around the time of my period. Not my 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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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 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

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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?

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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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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Yellow vaginal discharge+ Brown discharge between periods, previously treated for a cervical ectropian a few months ago. Normal smear What can this be?

Yellow vaginal discharge+ Brown discharge between periods, previously treated for a cervical ectropian a few months ago. Normal smear What can this be?

Examination: You will need to see a gynecologist to determine the cause and treatment options. Cervical ectropion usually does not require treatment. Evaluation for infections and irregular bleeding will need to be done ...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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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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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