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I have dark brown discharge when i wipe, what could be wrong?

I have dark brown discharge when i wipe, what could be wrong?

Many things: The discharge is probably scant old blood.This could be trivial or serious but at age 45, an exam is approprite. ...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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I have a brown discharge when i wipe my front end. What could this mean?

A few things: Brown discharge usually means old blood is present from the uterus, cervix or vagina. These would be the usual and there could be other unusual reasons. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get a sharp pain in my lower right side then a couple days after ive had brown discharge when i wipe.could it be a cyst?

Sometimes i get a sharp pain in my lower right side then a couple days after ive had brown discharge when i wipe.could it be a cyst?

Various causes: An abnormal discharge may indicate infection. If it's pure blood only, there is something wrong with the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Besides pregnancy, this could be dysfunctional bleeding (hormone imbalance), endometriosis is another cause of this kind of bleeding and associated with pain. See a gyn. ...Read more

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I'm about 10 weeks pg and in the past 2 days have noticed a medium-brown discharge when I wipe. I have not had any pain or cramping. What should I do?

I'm about 10 weeks pg and in the past 2 days have noticed a medium-brown discharge when I wipe. I have not had any pain or cramping. What should I do?

Keep your regularly: ...scheduled OB appointment. If the discharge turns bloody, profuse and/or you get pelvic pain or uterine contractions, see your doctor immediately. Fortunately, vaginal secretions that are tinged with "old blood" aren't uncommon in the first trimester and usually don't indicate anything serious. However, it's best to be on the safe side since 2 lives are at stake here. ...Read more

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I'm currently 12 days late for my period but last few days i've ha a brown discharge when i wipe and 2 negative tests? Help please

I'm currently 12 days late for my period but last few days i've ha a brown discharge when i wipe and 2 negative tests? Help please

Ovarian Cyst?: It is possible that you are late for your menses because of an ovarian cyst. I would check with your provider and perhaps get an ultrasound of the pelvis to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 13 days late on my period and on the 12th day started having brown discharge when I wipe. The brown discharge is very light not like my period.

Hi I'm 13 days late on my period and on the 12th day started having brown discharge when I wipe. The brown discharge is very light not like my period.

Abnormal menses: Hi Rachel, If you are 13 days late on your period and only experiencing slight, brown discharge, then a pregnancy test would be in order. If irregular periods are what you experience usually then pregnancy is only one of the things that you must exclude. Consulting a physician would be a good thing to do. ...Read more

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For the past 3 nights I have had a slight, brown discharge when I wipe. What could this mean? According to the birth control I am not late.

For the past 3 nights I have had a slight, brown discharge when I wipe. What could this mean? According to the birth control I am not late.

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more