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Dark Brown Black
What is wrong if a female has a dark brown, black type of discharge with pain on the left side and a fishy scent and these symptoms come and goes?
I am in my 19th week and notice dark brown/black stain on my underwear every two to three days. It is only a small smear but it keeps happening. ?
Hello! I've noticed dark brown/black-ish colored flecks in my (clear) urine. They are thin and flat, and sink to the bottom of the toilet. Help??
You need an exam: In a woman, these could be small vaginal blood clots. Could be "products of conception". Unless something has been introduced into your bladder, I really can't think of anything else that could behave this way. You need a pelvic exam and a urinalysis and a pregnancy test.. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Period 10 days late finally came light but painful for 3 days,1 day after it ended I had dark brown/black blood ?
Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal life stressors. You should reset to a normal period within the next two months. If you miss your next period, take a home pregnancy test. For any other concerns please see you doctor. ...Read more
My stool has been very dark brown/black the last 2 weeks and my appetite has been down. What could be causing this??
A simple stool: test obtained from your Primary Care Physician's Office will disclose any blood in your stool (which could explain the black stools) Otherwise your diet pretty much influences the color of your stools! Sounds like you need a "check up"...make an appointment TODAY! Hope this helps and Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more
I have been having deep dark brown (black like)stool for the past few days. I have had no pain during and prior to this. ?
Needs to be seen: Black stools are not normal. It could be from some type of food you are recently eating, but you need to be seen and evaluated for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am 25 I had a period this month starting 4th October ended on 9th then another one started on 14th this time dark brown black colour. Why 2 periods?
Some of my taste buds has turned black (or dark brown + black). Are they moles? & if not, then, what are they?
Its not summer yet and I haven't been outside. I keep getting these small dark brown/black dots and spots all over my body. Are they new moles?
Yes: As we age many of us get spots as you describe. They are likely harmless but you should be checked by your pcp to be sure. Sun with the uv rays cause pigmentation to brown us up. Those uv rays can play havoc with moles. Moles that are new or existing can be transformed into malignancy so any mole changing character need immediate exam by your pcp and maybey referral. ...Read more
20 weeks, small bit of thick dark brown/black discharge on underwear once every 2/3 days, tested discharge and found not to contain blood, what is it?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
I started getting a dark brown/black discharge, its a week before my period, what could be the cause?
Brown = 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
Every month the beginning of my period is dark brown/black, then around the last day it goes red again, why is this?
Oxidation: Blood breaks down through a chemical process called oxidation. The color of the blood depends on where in the process it is. Blood is blood and the color or consistency does not matter. ...Read more
A couple weeks ago i had some dark brown/black discharge, now I am almost 4 days late for my period, should I be worried?
My period was a day late. Day 1 it was light brown, then red, and then dark brown/black. And day 2 it all seems to be over. Can you help?
Normal probably: Sometimes it's like that. If you think you might be pregnant, do a test. Otherwise, don't worry about it. This period is just a little different for you. ...Read more