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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

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've had brown vaginal discharge for a few days and today I found a big clot of it. Along with cramps. What are some reasons this could be occurring ?

I've had brown vaginal discharge for a few days and today I found a big clot of it. Along with cramps. What are some reasons this could be occurring ?

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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Hi.. i have these light brown vaginal discharge accompanied by foul smell and cramps no itching or other things just that. please help me.

Hi.. i have these light brown vaginal discharge accompanied by foul smell and cramps no itching or other things just that. please help me.

R/O VAGINITIS : Vaginitis can be multifaceted you need full exam , pelvic exam cultures/labs /UA. And STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. ...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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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 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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I have this brown vaginal discharge w/cramps in my back. I'm not on my period (that's not due for another week), the last time I had sex was in April. I've been on birth control since January, any idea what's going on?

I have this brown vaginal discharge w/cramps in my back. I'm not on my period (that's not due for another week), the last time I had sex was in April. I've been on birth control since January, any idea what's going on?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates old blood which has been sitting at the back of the vagina for awhile. ...Read more

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I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

Brown discharge: Period blood varies from bright red, to dark, to brown. There's iron in blood cells, and when it oxidizes, or rusts, it changes color. At start of period it's red, then brown. During perimenopause, periods start brown then red then brown again. Since you don't mention meds or sexual activity, can't say. May need to be checked if after ur next period it continues. Good Luck ...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