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Im currently 10 weeks pregnant. Last week i experienced light cramping and light brown discharge. This is still the case and its been 6 days. ?

Im currently 10 weeks pregnant. Last week i experienced light cramping and light brown discharge. This is still the case and its been 6 days. ?

Get an exam.: 6 days is significant, and you should get checked out to see what is going on. Have you had an ultrasound to ensure your pregnancy is intrauterine? In any case, brown discharge is unusual and a sign of something that should be followed up. ...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'm on the pill, had sex day after period ended but pulled out. Now I'm experiencing cramping and light brown discharge nine days before period ?

I'm on the pill, had sex day after period ended but pulled out. Now I'm experiencing cramping and light brown discharge nine days before period ?

Protection Advised: Hello, I am not sure if this about the possibility of preg or the nature of the dischrg. If this is in regards to your dischrg it could be old blood or a symptom of an infection. If this is an infection there might be fever,pain,and more dischrg. If this is the case you should visit your doc. If this is about preg it would be too soon, but you could do a home preg test.But next time use protectn ...Read more

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Missed pill. My period is 3 days late and im having cramping and light brown discharge/spotting instead, early sign of pregnancy?

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

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Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Could be...: It could be associated with the NuvaRing and symptoms usually get better after a couple of weeks on it. However, if symptoms are severe or persistent you should see your doctor for possible alternative contraceptive and also evaluation of other possible causes. ...Read more

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I am 2 weeks late for my period and have had very sore breast and lower abdomen and back cramping also light tan/brown discharge sometimes! confused!

I am 2 weeks late for my period and have had very sore breast and lower abdomen and back cramping also light tan/brown discharge sometimes! confused!

Anovulatory cycles: Your description is very common - that of irregular, absent or delayed menses with symptoms that are consistent with the second half of a cycle (that occur when ovulation has finally occurred). So, i think that you ovulated and are now having normal cycle related symptoms. It is worth talking with your OB and also getting checked for a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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I'm on the birth control nuvaring and i recently started light cramping and brown discharge. I do not take out my nuvaring at all. Is this normal?

I'm on the birth control nuvaring and i recently started light cramping and brown discharge. I do not take out my nuvaring at all. Is this normal?

Nuvaring: Not sure why you don't change NuvaRing when it's advised to have it changed. Otherwise, after a month of use it loses its effectiveness. As with any birth control, it is known to cause breakthrough bleedings. Perhaps, this is what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Dr said he couldnt detect a heart beat at 6.4 wks but wasnt sure. Ive had light brown discharge and light cramping on and off ?

Dr said he couldnt detect a heart beat at 6.4 wks but wasnt sure. Ive had light brown discharge and light cramping on and off ?

Miscarriage: Hi, is you BHCG doubling every 2-3 days? The ultrasound can be repeated in 4-7 days, as the pregnancy date could be calculated wrong, if the the hormones are not doubling and still no heart beat then unfortunately the pregnancy must be lost. best of luck. ...Read more

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No female parts but the last week or 2 having dark brown discharge and light cramping but no itching or burning what could be wrong& what should I do?

No female parts but the last week or 2 having dark brown discharge and light cramping but no itching or burning  what could be wrong& what should I do?

Question unclear: Go and get seen by a gynecologist. Without being able to examine you there is no way in which to diagnose this. Go soon and be evaluated and the process explained to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more