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Doctor insights on: Brown Vaginal Discharge Between Periods With Cramping And Bloating

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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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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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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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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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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more