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Brown Spotting Instead Of Period
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill for awhile, periods can get lighter and lighter. This is a good effect, not a problem. Brown spotting just means the bleeding is lighter. ...Read more
There's brown spotting instead of regular period with light pink spotting 5 days later. Is this okay?
May be some: Hormonal imbalances. Brown spotting is likely old, deoxygenated blood bleeding cleaned from the uterus. Pink spotting may be small amt of blood mixed with vaginal secretions. If this regulates back wouldn't worry about it. If irregular pattern persists seek medical eval. Take care. ...Read more
Early period started out pink then pink/orange then one day of red clots, next day just maybe 4 spots of brown all day, next day spotting brown.
Normal: All of those features are normal variants of a period. ...Read more
Brown spotting before period then cramping and heavy bleeding for a day or two then brown spotting again? Period was on time, pregnant?
Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. Not sure what your question is. ...Read more
One week late for period. Had a heavy day of black / very dark brown bleeding and nothing since apart from very light brown spotting. Pregnant?
Took oral steroid late Nov. Last period:late &short. This month:2 days dark brown discharge and days of brown spotting. Imbalance or implantation?
One cannot tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after having a "weird" period. ...Read more
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and you have not had unprotected sex recently ( in the last 10 days), don't worry about it. There are times where women will have an abnormal period. Stress plays a factor. No evaluation is needed until you have had three consecutive abnormal cycle. ...Read more
Missed pill. My period is 3 days late and im having cramping and light brown discharge/spotting instead, early sign of pregnancy?
Possible: Always a possibility, especially with missed pills. But could also be your period a little late, could be breakthrough bleeding from the pills, could be from other causes - fibroids, ovarian cysts, stress, lots of things can cause irregular bleeding. Always best to rule out pregnancy first. ...Read more
Small dark brown blood spotting on day of expected period, and on and off for three days with pms. Period or implantation bleeding ?
A person can't tell: Wait a few days. A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that PRIOR spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if she is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex, 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after having a "weird" period. ...Read more
On pill. Took 2 pills late, late in cycle. Always use condom. Had light brown lighter discharge for 3 days instead of period. Cramping. ???
Unlikely pregnancy: Since you use condoms regularly, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. It is more likely that you caused the abnormal bleeding pattern by missing your pills then taking them in late cycle. Just continue with your next pill pack as scheduled and try to remember to take the pills consistently. ...Read more
4days of brown vaginal discharge now light pink dischrge.My period ended a week before the brown discharge came.My blood test high esr. not pregnant.
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Maybe normal: After some months or years not unusual for pill takers to have very lite cycles. As long that it occurs when on last or dummy pills on which to bleed on and doesn't last over 7-8 days and occurs only when due per pill pack then we should be fine. As always you may check with your Gyn to test for other causes .i .e infection , pregnancy ,polyps,etc..sometimes changing pill may give you a cycle. ...Read more
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