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Doctor insights on: Brown Recluse Bite Day One

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Brown Recluse Spider (Definition)

Three pairs of eyes instead of the usual four makes the identification of the spider, the eyes making the face look like a human skull.Treatment includes dapsone. Bites often get misdiagnosed, and are frequently bacterial infections like mrsa. Brown recluse venom is a vasoconstrictor, and Nitroglycerin causes vasodilation and theoretically can prevent necrosis. Treat ...Read more


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How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

How long would nausea last from a brown recluse spider bite?

Typically first hrs: But this will vary with he degree of envenomation and systemic loxocelism. Nausea may also be the result of treatment. ...Read more

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So on day 12 of cycle I had very light pink spotting then on day 14 brownish spotting now it's day 16 very dark brownish black color spotting confused?

So on day 12 of cycle I had very light pink spotting then on day 14 brownish spotting now it's day 16 very dark brownish black color spotting confused?

Old blood: Most likely this darker blood is older blood that has been left from your previous period(s) in your uterus, cervix and upper vagina that is just now deciding to come out and cause some brown/dark brown/black spotting. If it continues in large amounts I would advise you see your doctor to make sure everything's ok but otherwise t his isn't too unusual. Take care! ...Read more

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Can a light/period be light brown 5 days then get red for one day then the last day dark brown?

Sure: The color of menstrual blood is not typically a cause for concern. It reflects the chemical process of oxidation -- the breakdown of blood. ...Read more

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HCG ws 6 at 4th wk& dropped to 3.5 2 day later! I immediately started spotting brown & red & a day of very light red flow, nw just spot. Is it period?

HCG ws 6 at 4th wk& dropped to 3.5 2 day later! I immediately started spotting brown & red & a day of very light red flow, nw just spot. Is it period?

Just spotting: The levels you are giving me are not compatible with pregnancy. This was just your period. Keep a log of your cycle so you know when you are most likely to be ovulating and can try or avoid getting pregnant. Make sure your thyroid is well controlled as this can cause irregularities with your cycle. ...Read more

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Lite spotting brown and pink on day 17 of 29 day cycle can this be implantation bleeding lasted 3 days bad cramps?

Lite spotting brown and pink on day 17 of 29 day cycle can this be implantation bleeding lasted 3 days bad cramps?

MAybe: It's possible that this is implantation bleeding. It could also be midcycle breakthrough bleeding. The best if you're worried is to take a home pregnancy test about five days before your period is due. ...Read more

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Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?

Period started off dark red with small black clots lasting 24 hours then changed to dark brown sticky spotting for 2 days. Implantation bleeding?

No: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you could see it. ...Read more

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One brown dime sized discharge like spot four days before period. Nothing more. Period in four days. Cause for concern ?

One brown dime sized discharge like spot four days before period.  Nothing more.  Period in four days.   Cause for concern ?

Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Period came 2 days early, but only bled 1day, dark brown discharge on the 2nd day then light brown spotting for 7 days.Pregnancy test=-ve. Wot can it b?

Period came 2 days early, but only bled 1day, dark brown discharge on the 2nd day then light brown spotting for 7 days.Pregnancy test=-ve. Wot can it b?

Normal variation: Menstrual cycles do normally vary in timing and intensity of bleeding. If you are concerned about pregnancy, you should do pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period; use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Bowel movement today contained stool that was half dark brown and half light brown on one piece. Normal? Bad?

Bowel movement today contained stool that was half dark brown and half light brown on one piece. Normal? Bad?

Not serious yet: see if resolves; could be something you ate ; light stools can be from bilirubin /gallstones blockage of duct but if no right upper abdominal pain or jaundice[yellow skin and yes doubt it is this. if continues or black stools[could be ulcer/dried blood , vs taking peptobismal or aging dark foods or taking iron tabs] ...Read more

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I had a two day dark red period not very hevy on first day woke up with sever cramps that slowly went away than 3rd day nothing now dark brown drops?

I had a two day dark red period not very hevy on first day woke up with sever cramps that slowly went away than 3rd day nothing now dark brown drops?

Not unusual: While this may be an unusual bleeding pattern for you, it is not truly atypical. The heavy dark red bleeding was the period, and the dark brown drops may represent some residual uterine lining tissue finally being eliminated. I would predict your normal period next cycle. If questions persist, see you doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Had a little unprotected sex on day 7 of cycle (usually 28 days) took norlevo within 12 hours, brownish discharge 11 days later. On and off. Normal?

Had a little unprotected sex on day 7 of cycle (usually 28 days) took norlevo within 12 hours, brownish discharge 11 days later. On and off. Normal?

Sounds normal: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These symptoms should resolve after your next menstrual cycle. To be 100% safe, you may want to take a pregnancy test in a week or two, since this period may not be normal. ...Read more