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Brown Vaginal Discharge Before Period
What is wrong when you have thick, sticky brown vaginal discharge before period is due? Also, I took emergency contraceptive 3 weeks ago.
May be nothing wrong:
What you are experiencing may be a variation on normal or the effect of plan B. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive.
Practice safe sex.
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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 vaginal discharge 10 days before period. Not every day or all day but more than once in the 10 days before period. Is this old blood/normal?
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, polyps & 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
Light brown vaginal discharge 1 week before period. On birth control for about a month & 1/2 now. Very light cramping. Help?
Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Brown vaginal discharge 11 days before expected period. Unprotcted sex 3 months ago... Negative home Preg test taken 10 weeks after sex. Had period?
Not pregnant: Not sure what you are asking here. If you are wondering if you are pregnant the answer is no. Your test was taken 10 weeks after intercourse. It was accurate about 10-14 days after. IF you are concerned about the brown blood you are seeing consider seeing an obgyn for irregular menstrual cycles ...Read more
Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
Have very dark brown vaginal discharge this morning. A week before period should start. Have not had sex in last 2 months. On the pill for almost year?
Brown vaginal discharge and back pain? 11 days before period... Sex 3 months ago. Negative hpt. Got my period.
Sometimes: Brown blood is old blood and not the fresh blood of a new period. If you are due for your period and do not start bright red blood in a few days check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
It might be a period: Your first period might just be a little brown mucous without red blood. Make sure and let your mother know that you might be starting. ...Read more
I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?
Brown discharge: Brown discharge is usually small amounts of oxidized blood. Imagine you cut yourself in the kitchen. At first it is bright red, the dark red, then a brown scab. This happens because the color change indicates oxidation of the hemoglobin in the blood. With vaginal discharge, the transit time from your uterus to the outside was long enough to allow oxidation. No ovulation, small amounts of blood. ...Read more
Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period
Mid cycle bleeding: Some women with spot a little when they ovulate. If this happens every month you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have brown vaginal discharge for the past four days. My last period was about two weeks ago. What could be causing this?
Hasn't had her first period yet (she is14) but she has been having a darkish brown vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. What does this mean?
This is my first month on Nuvaring. I have been having brown vaginal discharge for about a week after having a period only three days before. Normal?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the ring is not working. ...Read more
Infection possible: Because of the foul odor, you should probably be seen to rule out infection. If you are a tampon user and leave it in for prolonged periods of time, this can also cause odor. Some slight odor around the period may be normal. ...Read more
Constant brown vaginal discharge. I started working out recently. No pain, odor, or period. Is it concerning? Please help.
Vaginal discharge: Consult your gynacologist for possible vaginal infection and treatment. ...Read more
Take pregnancy test: You could potentially be pregnant and should take a home pregnancy test. There are several reasons for missing a period, but this is the first thing we check. If it is positive and if you are having pain, go to the er. If it is negative, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your menstrual pattern and birth control options. ...Read more
I have a dark-brown vaginal discharge, and my period is not due till may 25... Should I be worried?
Irregular bleeding: 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
Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?
If it persists: It is probably an infection and needs to be checked by gyn. If it goes away in few days then it is left over old blood from period coming out and causing irritation. ...Read more
I have brown vaginal discharge for the past 2 days. My last period was a week and a half ago. What is causing this?
Infection or other: This could be due to an infection or blood. I would consult your obgyn, but if you begin to feel weak, fatigued, or feverish, i'd definitely consult your doctor immediately. Having discharge can lead to worsening problems if not addressed soon. ...Read more
The past couple of months, my period starts off light with brown vaginal discharge then regulates. I am a virgin and worried. What does this mean?
Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a day or two, & can turn brown. So can be normal; why it changed, I can't say. If you are having low pelvic pain, the discharge is unusually foul smelling, or your have a fever, though, it could be an infection -- then see an ob/gyn! Good luck! ...Read more
I have been noticing red / brown vaginal discharge for almost everyday since my last period (it's been weeks) and no other symptoms. Is that normal?
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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