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Have brown vaginal discharge. Period this week but took plan b. Could this be my period?

Have brown vaginal discharge. Period this week but took plan b. Could this be my period?

See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examination (speculum and all) to get this checked out. Could be old blood or even part of a tampon left behind. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

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


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What could be causing the brown vaginal discharge ever since my last period?

What could be causing the brown vaginal discharge ever since my last period?

Vaginal discharge: Consult your ob/gyn for exam to rule out yeast infection. ...Read more

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I was cramping and then brown vaginal discharge came. What can be the cause of that?

I was cramping and then brown vaginal discharge came. What can be the cause of that?

Break through?: It almost assuredly came from inside the uterus, thus the cramps. The uterus cramps when it is in process of flushing or cleansing itself. What is discharged is usually the menstral lining mixed with blood. Other things that the uterus wants to discharge are recent products of pregnancy, a polyp, or fibroid. This is usually accompanied by blood and old blood is brown. ...Read more

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What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

The brown discharge: Is most likely old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from your uterus. You may be having a hormonal imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge and back pain? 11 days before period... Sex 3 months ago. Negative hpt. Got my period.

Brown vaginal discharge and back pain? 11 days before period... Sex 3 months ago. Negative hpt. Got my period.

Bleeding somewhere?: Brown color suggests blood. It can be intermenstrual bleeding from the uterus due to a uterine disorder or you may be referring to blood in the urine that somehow contaminates the area surrounding the urethra. Get it checked ...Read more

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I am not sexually active and missed my period for 5 months. I have a dark brown vaginal discharge. What can it be?

I am not sexually active and missed my period for 5 months. I have a dark brown vaginal discharge. What can it be?

Many things: There are a variety of conditions which can cause vaginal discharge. It may simply be spotting or it may be a vaginal infection. There are several vaginal infections which are not sexually transmitted. Missing your period for 5 months is also not normal. Take a pregnancy test today to rule out the most common reason for missing a period. Then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have this brown vaginal discharge w/cramps in back. I'm not on my period (that's not due for another week), the last time I had sex was in April.

I have this brown vaginal discharge w/cramps in back. I'm not on my period (that's not due for another week), the last time I had sex was in April.

Brown = old 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

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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge 2 weeks before period?

May be ovulation: Occasionally we see a small amount of bleeding right at the time of ovulation and that could produce this brown discharge. Get checked if there are other symptoms or if it persists. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown vaginal discharge and light watery periods?

Why do I get brown vaginal discharge and light watery periods?

Old blood: Blood turns brown when it oxidizes - so just means old blood when you have brown discharge. ...Read more

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What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your 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

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I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

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

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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

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Why am I having slight brown vaginal discharge before my period?

Blood: This sounds like early onset of menses, and represents the first few drops of uterine bleeding. This can be normal. ...Read more

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I have a dark-brown vaginal discharge, and my period is not due till may 25... Should I be worried?

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

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I am experiencing abnormal brown vaginal discharge for 3 weeks but no period yet?

Brown discharge: If you are "sexually active" and previous to the "3 weeks" have had regular menstrual periods, you may be pregnant. Get an HCG serum test for pregnancy, and see your healthcare provider. Sometimes at age 16, menstrual function is very irregular, which can cause the brown discharge you are reporting. ...Read more

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Why am I getting brown vaginal discharge after 2 weeks of missed period?

Why am I getting brown vaginal discharge after 2 weeks of missed period?

Are you pregnant?: If your period is 2 weeks late, and your pregnancy test is negative, then you are probably getting your period. If there is an abnormal odor, pain, itching, or irritation, you might have an infection and you should see your doctor. At age 17, if you are not trying to get pregnant, you need to be on birth control and a condom if you are sexually active. Good luck. ...Read more

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Period was late but finally came for a day and half. Brown vaginal discharge with no smell for a week. Hpt negative. Any ideas?

Period was late but finally came for a day and half. Brown vaginal discharge with no smell for a week. Hpt negative. Any ideas?

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

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What does it mean if I got brown vaginal discharge twice in 1 month? Should I go on provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral to get my period back?

Not necessarily: If you're having regular periods and then just some brown discharge that's occasional there's no need to go on oral provera (medroxyprogesterone). If you aren't having your period and you only have brown discharge, then, yes, definitely speak with your doctor about the cycles. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge today. My period ended sunday night. I am not sexually active, and this has never happened before. What could it be?

I have brown vaginal discharge today. My period ended sunday night. I am not sexually active, and this has never happened before. What could it be?

Normal.: While some women have menstrual cycles that are identical from month to month, as you get into your late 30's, your ovaries are not as consistent. What this means is that there could be a subtle hormonal imblance that prevented a thorough shedding of the endometrium. The brown discharge is very common and nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Irregular period: This could just be a small irregularity in the period. Stress, infection, antibiotic use can all cause these irregularities. If you don't have pelvic pain or fever then you can see how it goes this month. If this occurs next month then see your doctor for check up. ...Read more

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Last month I had a brown vaginal discharge and thougght it was the start of my period and the same is happening this month, im not preg. Because I'm gay?

NO: It has nothing to do with your sexuality. Just as it has nothing to do with your hair color.

The brown discharge is prob just "old bleeding".
Are you having normal periods after the brown discharge.

If yes, just cont to observe.
IF not, then would be best to have exam ...Read more

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more