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Brown Discharge Instead Of A Period
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and you have not had unprotected sex recently ( in the last 10 days), don't worry about it. There are times where women will have an abnormal period. Stress plays a factor. No evaluation is needed until you have had three consecutive abnormal cycle. ...Read more
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
I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?
Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more
Late period lasted for 3 days followed by a itching in the vagina and a thick white pasty discharge then a brown odorless discharge. Whats going on?
I'm getting stringy, white/pink tinged discharge instead of a normal period....Is this a sign of pregnancy?
No. But can do test:: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the pill for 2 years. Brown discharge mixed with thick stretchy discharge and a hint of red the day before sugar pill? Early withdraw bleed?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Maybe normal: After some months or years not unusual for pill takers to have very lite cycles. As long that it occurs when on last or dummy pills on which to bleed on and doesn't last over 7-8 days and occurs only when due per pill pack then we should be fine. As always you may check with your Gyn to test for other causes .i .e infection , pregnancy ,polyps,etc..sometimes changing pill may give you a cycle. ...Read more
Normal period: What you are describing is completely within normal limits for the end of a period. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
4days of brown vaginal discharge now light pink dischrge.My period ended a week before the brown discharge came.My blood test high esr. not pregnant.
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Take a test: A positive pregnancy test is a sign of pregnancy. Missed periods are a great time to perform a pregnancy test. Discharge doesn't tell us much about pregnant or not. Take a test, they're relatively inexpensive and very accurate, then you'll no for sure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Period twice in a month bright red/pink blood light than heavy than light goes back and fourth. Creamy white discharge/little pink, sign of pregnancy?
No: It may be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Missed a bc pill had clear jelly discharge next day. Week later had a spot of brown/bloody discharge and cramps for four days. What could cause this?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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