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Brown Vaginal Discharge Between Periods With Cramping And Bloating
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
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
Brown vaginal discharge and back pain? 11 days before period... Sex 3 months ago. Negative hpt. Got my period.
Missed period, brown vaginal discharge and also light pink, and, a little itchy down there. What could that mean?
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
I am on depo my period stopped and this morning out of nowhere I started having brown vaginal discharge. Its light im not cramping or anything.
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
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?
Old blood: Blood turns brown when it oxidizes - so just means old blood when you have brown discharge. ...Read more
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
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 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
I just switched b.c pills and have tried two different kinds already. I am now having brown vaginal discharge and I'm not due for my period yet?
VERY common: Unless you're pregnant there's nothing to worry about. Brown discharge is just old blood. Nothing bad. Keep taking the pills. ...Read more
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