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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Am i pregnant? sex w/o condom 18 days ago, experiencing brown discharge, missed period, had 2 negative pregnancy test, & no pregnancy symptoms

Am i pregnant? sex w/o condom 18 days ago, experiencing brown discharge, missed period, had 2 negative pregnancy test, & no pregnancy symptoms

Maybe/not: Pregnancy is one of the primary reasons for missing a period.The test is based on the amount of hormone made by the newly attached cells in the womb.Early on there may not be enough to turn the test positive.Wait a few days and test again.A first morning urine is often the most concentrated and might be more accurate. ...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


Dr. Richard Ruth Dr. Ruth
Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What is brown discharge mean after a missed period?

What is brown discharge mean after a missed period?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Light brown discharge before my period. Missed period. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge. Problem ?! I'm scared !

Light brown discharge before my period. Missed period. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge. Problem ?! I'm scared !

Get a pregnancy test: It's possible that you could be pregnant if you missed a period and if you are pregnant, then see an OB/GYN soon to figure out what's going on. You may need an ultrasound. You may be going through a very early miscarriage. Regardless, a pregnancy test is the first step. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Corinne Deurdulian Dr. Deurdulian
Radiology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Stomach cramps, Brown chunky discharge, missed period. Using protection, was just tested no more than 2wks ago for STD/HSV 2, neg. Results.

Stomach cramps, Brown chunky discharge, missed period. Using protection, was just tested no more than 2wks ago for STD/HSV 2, neg. Results.

Get examined ASAP: This could be pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, but the tests aren't perfect and some PID cases are not due to STD. And the STD tests aren't perfect. And there are plenty of non-STD problems that could do this as well. But herpes doesn't cause such symptoms. No matter the exact cause, this is a potentially serious problem. Get professionally examined ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Manjeet Singh Dr. Singh
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
6 years in practice
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Had unprotected sex. Brown discharge for 3days. Miss period for a week. What does it mean?

Had unprotected sex. Brown discharge for 3days. Miss period for a week. What does it mean?

Missed Period: Please take a home pregnancy test and if it is negative, I would see my OB or primary doctor to have them check a serum BHCG to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can fingering lead to brown discharge and a missed period?

Can fingering lead to brown discharge and a missed period?

Digital penetration: Could lead to brown discharge (which is old blood) if there was trauma due to being overly vigorous or sharp fingernails. If there was semen on the fingers - that could lead to pregnancy. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, >. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

The brown discharge: Is most likely old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from your uterus. You may be having a hormonal imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does it mean missed period and have like white nd brown discharge?

What does it mean missed period and have like white nd brown discharge?

Missed period.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. Brown D/c can be old blood cleaned from ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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A week after missed period got dark brown discharge for a day then it stopped completely ... What could be the reason ?

Pregnant?: It is possible you are pregnant or you have had a hormone imbalance causing a irregular cycle. A home pregnancy test to start. Then might need to visit your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
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Dr. Daina Greene Dr. Greene
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Missed period and I'm 18 days late. Experiencing preg symptoms. This morning had a very light brown discharge, only when wipe. What can this be?

Missed period and I'm 18 days late. Experiencing preg symptoms. This morning had a very light brown discharge, only when wipe. What can this be?

Pregnancy: Take a pregnancy test. Blood sometimes is seen as a brown discharge. Nearly half of all pregnancies bleed in the first trimester. Some women actually mistake this as their menses. If the test is negative, and you still don't start your period, you should see your doctor for further eval. Other possible causes could be infection, hormonal imbalances, fibroids, polyps, and cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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My last period was last week of march that lasted about 5-6 days and missed period for this month.I'm worried because I've been having brown discharge?

My last period was last week of march that lasted about 5-6 days and missed period for this month.I'm worried because I've been having brown discharge?

Pregnant?: The most common cause of a missed period is pregnancy so make sure that you are not pregnant. There are other causes for late periods or irregular bleeding like anxiety, hormonal changes and thyroid disorders. If you are not pregnant and your periods do not get back to normal in the next few months then see a doctor for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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2 months ago, late period. Few weeks after, brown discharge for 2 weeks then back to normal. Last month, missed period. What's wrong ?

Needs Ob/Gyn: Periods are controlled by a normal 28 day rhythm that is a function of the lower brain. Commonest cause is related to poor diet since that affects the cycle but a pelvic examination is a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Dr. Stanley Swaby Dr. Swaby
Obstetrics & Gynecology
22 years in practice
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What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

Do a pregnancy test: If you are sexually active, then do a pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. If you are not pregnant you may have spotting instead of a regular period. It's not unusual for women to have missed period or an irregular period. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I had sex 2 months ago, and had a heavy regular period last month. This month i've had a missed period and now having brown discharge. ?

I had sex 2 months ago, and had a heavy regular period last month. This month i've had a missed period and now having brown discharge. ?

Brown discharge: is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Perhaps the brown discharge is your period. You might be experiencing a temporary imbalance of hormones. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more