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Light brown spotting day period is due?

Light brown spotting day period is due?

Could be the: Beginning of your period. If worried and it does not get heavier check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Light brown spotting once 5 days after missed period. 12 days after missed period slight cramping & brown spotting again. Neg HPT. PeriodAlways reg.

Light brown spotting once 5 days after missed period. 12 days after missed period slight cramping & brown spotting again. Neg HPT. PeriodAlways reg.

Call your physician: If a HPT is negative 7-12 days after missed period likely not pregnant. This would usually eliminate an ectopic(tubal)pregnancy or miscarriage as the cause for your symptoms. There are a number of other causes for abnormal bleeding or missed period including hormonal changes due to stress,exercise or weight loss. If the pain or bleeding increases go to ER to be sure as false (-) HPT is possible. ...Read more

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Period started late. After normal brown discharge after period, 1 week later heavy brown discharge like a period. Pregnancy?

Period started late. After normal brown discharge after period, 1 week later heavy brown discharge like a period. Pregnancy?

Take a test: If you think you are pregnant then take a home pregnancy test and in minutes you will have your answer. Sounds like you just had a late period which is very common. Consider birth control to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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Period due 2/14, a week prior brown spotting. A week after AF was due light red spotting, no period, negative pt. Occured again this month. Pregnant?

Period due 2/14, a week prior brown spotting. A week after AF was due light red spotting, no period, negative pt. Occured again this month. Pregnant?

Follow-up: It is unclear what may be happening. Take a pregnancy test. Call your GYN physician or Primary Care physician : and arrange an appointment to occur as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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Brown discharge week before period on bc cramping?

Brown discharge week before period on bc cramping?

Brown Blood: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. B/c still has 1% chance of failure. I worry about ectopic pregnancy with the cramping. You need to follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Bleeding brown blood after period still spotting?

Bleeding brown blood after period still spotting?

Yes: Menstrual flow often changes during the course of the period. Often times is is light in the beginning, then becomes heavier for a few days and then finishes with brown blood or spotting. The brown coloration of the blood most likely indicates that the blood is old blood not fresh bleeding. ...Read more

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Have very regular heavy periods. This month started spotting 5 days before period due. Continued light spotting 5 days. Never got period. Neg pregtest?

Have very regular heavy periods. This month started spotting 5 days before period due. Continued light spotting 5 days. Never got period. Neg pregtest?

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

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period due in 8 days, last time had sex was 16 days before period. I noticed brown spotting 9- 11 days before period, is this implantation bleeding ?

 period due in 8 days, last time had sex was 16 days before period. I noticed brown spotting 9- 11 days before period, is this implantation bleeding ?

Check a test: If you are concerned that the bleeding before and at the time of your last period was implantation, then a pregnancy test should be positive. Since you have not missed your next period, the last period could have been just a period, and it would be too early to tell. ...Read more

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Brown bleeding 3days before period start. Then normal period for 5 days, now brown spotting since period ended 4 days ago. This still period?

Brown bleeding 3days before period start. Then normal period for 5 days, now brown spotting since period ended 4 days ago. This still period?

Could be: could be pelvic infection STD pregnancy even ectopic pregnancy.these type symptoms should be evaluated by OB/GYN physician or family doctor that does OB/GYN if they get worse go to the emergency room ...Read more

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Early period two weeks before due. Than 5 days after period I have brown spotting?

This may be due: to a hormonal imbalance. Brown spotting is usually old blood and tissue being cleaned out of the uterus. If your cycles don't get back on track then consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 2-3 days before early period then blood for 4 days then brown discharge again. Period or implantation?

Brown discharge 2-3 days before early period then blood for 4 days then brown discharge again. Period or implantation?

Sounds like a period: Having 4 days of vaginal bleeding, beginning around the time of an expected menstrual cycle, sounds like a menstrual period. If the next menstrual period doesn't happen as it should, then one can check a urine pregnancy test a week after missing that period. ...Read more

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Dark brown blood after period can I be pregnant after experiancing light pinkish discharge few days before my period ?

Dark brown blood after period can I be pregnant after experiancing light pinkish discharge few days before my period ?

Anything possible: Although, your presentation is not classic for pregnancy at all, anything is possible. If in doubt, take pregnancy test. If negative, don't stress too much, wait for the next period, chances are it will be normal. ...Read more

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Dark brown bleeding before period then normal heavy period then light brown bleeding right before period ends. Is this normal? Happens every month

Dark brown bleeding before period then normal heavy period then light brown bleeding right before period ends. Is this normal? Happens every month

Sounds pretty normal: You are describing a fairly normal pattern of the menstrual cycle. If you would like to have shorter and lighter periods there are lots of options that help with that and prevent pregnancy. You can schedule a virtual visit with an Obgyn or see your own locally and go through the various options. ...Read more

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Period jus over month ago, around ovulation started brown spotting like period lasted 3 days. Now brown n yellowish discharge 3 days late for period?

Period jus over month ago, around ovulation started brown spotting like period lasted 3 days. Now brown n yellowish discharge 3 days late for period?

Pregnancy test ...: You might be pregnant - take a home test or see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test, especially if you normally have regular periods. If you're not pregnant you may have ovulated later than usual. If you are pregnant get checked out if you get any red bleeding - bleeding in early pregnancy does not always mean it's not a healthy pregnancy, but we want to be sure you don't have a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more