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Brown, Smelly Discharge Before A Period
Having a brown yellow smelly discharge before and after period and lasts a couple of days what dose that mean?
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Other infections are possible too so testing is warranted. ...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
Brown discharge: Most often brown discharge after a period is old blood being cleaned from the uterus. It might have a slight odor but usually would not expect extreme malodor. ...Read more
I don't have a period at all for whatever reason, and instead I have a brown nasty, smelly discharge all the time. It doesn't go away. Why?
Get checked: It's likely an infection. Get it checked, and it might be a simple treatment. Sometimes a bacterial imbalance can do it. ...Read more
I have a brown smelly discharge and im not sure what it is, my period was about a week and a half-2 weeks ago, and I'm a virgin, please help?
Possible BV: It is possible you have bacterial vaginosis, a change in the balance of bacteria in the vagina. This can be brought on my douching or using vaginal washes. It could also be a change in your discharge from ovulation. Usually discharge is thin, clear and abundant around the time you ovulate, but not brown. Get checked out by your doctor, PA, CNM or NP. ...Read more
Been on nexplanon 2months first month got my period. This month I've had light brown discharge for 2 weeks, Little smelly & discharge is way less now
I have brown smelly discharge for two days aftermy periods the smell is so foul howcan I treat this?
Bacterial overgrowth: Unless this is accompanied with pain, this may be a result of simple bacterial overgrowth. Retained tampon should be checked for, especially if this is accompanied by vaginal or pelvic pain. Pain should lead you to be checked by your physician. ...Read more
I've had a Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years, (3rd in my life) I never have issues or periods, until I started brownish non-smelly discharge and cramping? What's up?
I believe the best option for you since this sounds like something completely different from what you're used to experiencing is to call your doctor for a checkup. They may wish to get both vaginal as well as urine cultures performed and just do a checkup of IUD placement etc.
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I'm 17 yrs old, & all my life I've had really irregular periods. But recently I had sex, now I have brown, smelly discharge. Do I have POCS or am I preg?
I had a miscarriage about a month ago but I've been having smelly discharge is this normal? I also haven't had a period yet.
Maybe: After pregnancy, miscarriage, or vaginal/uterine surgery it is not unusual to get a discharge until healed. Often this discharge will have an odor because of blood/old blood and bacteria in the discharge. To be safe have this evaluated by doctor. However if associated with any fever, chills, dizziness, nause/vomitting, abdominal pain, bleeding, then follow up ASAP ...Read more
I have had very irregular periods, I have kept a diary to confirm. I also have a smelly discharge from time to time. Should I see a doctor? I am 23.
YES: These symptoms should be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Might be some: Break through bleeding related to imbalance of hormones. If not a pattern - not to worry. ...Read more
Normal: Period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the time of menses. as long as the discharge is not excessive, malodorous, or causing any itching, or pain, it can be normal. Keep watch and consult if getting worse. ...Read more
No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more
Dried blood: Dried blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need eval: Brown discharge is usually old blood- but if there is an odor you may have an infection- go see your doctor for eval. ...Read more
Spotting: 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
Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & I'm usually light. What could it be?
Uterine lining: The uterus sheds its lining every month. Depending on your hormone levels sometimes women have dark brown spotting or small clots prior to have bright red bleeding. This is normal. If period is more heavy, could be due to hormone changes. A birth control pill can often make periods lighter if that's something you desire. ...Read more
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
I'm on a pill taking it regularly and a few days before period I've noticed a brown discharge. What could it be as that never happened before?
Nothing serious: It could be just a normal variation of the initial signs of your period. ...Read more
I am single& getting blood drops 1week before period& after that brownish discharge for 4 days then I will get the period, what's the causes behind it?
Unstable lining: When this happens it's solely due to our hormones. And uterine lining may be unstable and thus having this spotting before your period and then the discharge after it. What you describe is very common and if it bothers you, you can consider birth control pills to help regulate your cycle. Best of luck. ...Read more
Maybe normal: Small amounts of blood can make its way out as a brownish discharge. Mixed with normal discharge from the cervix might appear as you describe. If this is completely abnormal for you, then see your doctor to rule out infection! ...Read more
Not unusual: If bleeding tapers, you could see a brown discharge because the quantity of blood is small and by the time it gets to lower vagina and it's noticeable, it's brown. ...Read more
Brown = blood: 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
No: Premenstrual bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably ok: Some premenstrual spotting is relatively common. However, if she is sexually active and there is an odor to the discharge, don't make the assumption its blood. ...Read more
Possibly a: Little imbalance of hormones. The brown discharge is just some older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
This may represent: Break through bleeding due to hormonal imbalances. ...Read more
I don't know if it is period or discharge. Brown color, 10 days early, had cramps like the usual before period, lasts for 6 days. What is this?
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