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Dark brown/black discharge before an Early period at 2 weeks 7 days, Last period bleed 9 days. Why is this?

Dark brown/black discharge before an Early period at 2 weeks 7 days, Last period bleed 9 days. Why is this?

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

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 started getting a dark brown/black discharge, its a week before my period, what could be the cause?

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

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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?

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?

Do a pregnancy test: You missed your period, the first thing I suggest is to do an inhome pregnancy test. If there is still any discharge or if it recurs and pregnancy test is negative, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I took flagystatin and got my period while I was on it, now my period is ending and my discharge is light brown with dark brown/black chunks. Normal?

Not related: Flagystatin is used to treat infections and should not have any effect on menses. Please see you gynecologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & I'm usually light. What could it be?

Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & I'm usually light. What could it be?

Uterine lining: The uterus sheds its lining every month. Depending on your hormone levels sometimes women have dark brown spotting or small clots prior to have bright red bleeding. This is normal. If period is more heavy, could be due to hormone changes. A birth control pill can often make periods lighter if that's something you desire. ...Read more

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Why would my on time period be starting out with a foul smelling dark brown to black blood/discharge that doesn't entirely fill my pad. Old blood?

Why would my on time period be starting out with a foul smelling dark brown to black blood/discharge that doesn't entirely fill my pad. Old blood?

Dark period: It could sometimes there is variation in the period, it could start dark and go to regular bleeding. If it persists for more that 102 days check a urine /blood HCG and seek medical attention ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in 3 months and I get brownish-black discharge. What's wrong?

I haven't had my period in 3 months and I get brownish-black discharge. What's wrong?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy must always be considered. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They turn postitive at about the time you'd start your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat in a week, then see your doctor. The discharge you discribe sounds like old blood. ...Read more

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I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

Not uncommon: Its not uncommon for menstrual contents to range from bright red to black. This is a reflection of the breakdown of the endometrial tissue and is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Now I have many brown/black discharge and still not got my period. I had lower right pain/discomfort, what can this be?

Now I have many brown/black discharge and still not got my period. I had lower right pain/discomfort, what can this be?

Possibilities: The brown discharge could be an atypical period. Low right pain in the area of the ovaries can be due to a cyst or could be ovulation discomfort. You question doesn't clarify the timing, but since you said "had, " I'm assuming the pain is gone. If the pain is still there, see someone, since it could be a cyst or a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color?

Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color?

Early period: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more

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I'm due my period in three days, but today I had a very dark brown / almost black and thick discharge? We have been trying for a baby

I'm due my period in three days, but today I had a very dark brown / almost black and thick discharge? We have been trying for a baby

Early period: It sounds like your period may have just started a few days early which is not particularly abnormal. If you feel your discharge is abnormal consider scheduling a visit for testing. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I have the marina. Regular periods every month. This time two weeks after period I've had dark brown to nearly black discharge for 3 days now?

I have the marina. Regular periods every month. This time two weeks after period I've had dark brown to nearly black discharge for 3 days now?

Most likely normal.: The dark brown/black discharge is most likely 'old' residual blood from your vagina. You may have had some spotting and the blood stayed in your vagina for a while. When this happens, the blood looses it's oxygen content and appears dark brown/black. If there is no odor to the discharge then this appears normal. If there is an odor you may have an bacterial infection (bacterial vaginitis). ...Read more

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I had my period about a week ago, & now ive been discharging (i believe) for about 4 days, only when I would wipe at first & then got really heavy as the days progressed & its dark brown, kinda black. Its the first time this has ever happened. Help?

Hormone imbalance: Too much estrogen or other hormonal excess, thickening linig of uterus, may need medroxyprogesterone 10-20 mg daily for 10 days to slough off linen g, be sure not pregnant miscarriage, still need to see gyn to maybe do endometrial biopsy or transvaginal ultrasound to see if worse. Could be a simple temporary imbalance. ...Read more

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Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Take a test.: If this doesn't sort itself out, you will undoubtedly want to take a pregnancy test. Don't just assume that because you have taken plan b, you couldn't possibly be pregnant. While Plan B is safe and helpful, it might be time to get on a regular birth control method. Who needs the stress? Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I had a brown discharge for 3 days with some new blood. Now a day my period &I've been having brown/black discharge & no blood. Normal?

2 weeks ago I had a brown discharge for 3 days with some new blood. Now a day my period &I've been having brown/black discharge & no blood. Normal?

Not normal: That's not normal but doesn't sound particularly worriesome. The brown/black discharge is likely old blood. I would wait and see how the rest of the month goes. If you develop pelvic pain, yellow discharge or fever then get checked right away. ...Read more

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Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Do pregnancy test: Have to check for infections with culture and do pregnancy test to ascertain of not pregnant. Good luck and be cautious thenafter. ...Read more

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I finished my period 5 days ago. Had back pain for around 3 days and now a really dark black/brown discharge kind of like a period. What's happening?

I finished my period 5 days ago. Had back pain for around 3 days and now a really dark black/brown discharge kind of like a period. What's happening?

Check pregnancy: Since some of these can be signs of early pregnancy, please rule it out, if applicable in your case, with a simple urine pregnancy test. If not let your net to cycle guide your next step. Feel better ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed Oct 21. November 11 had a normal bright red blood 5 day period. 50 days later I started a 5 day brown black discharge! ?

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed Oct 21. November 11 had a normal bright red blood 5 day period. 50 days later I started a 5 day brown black discharge! ?

Be safe, check: The progestin hormone in Mirena (levonorgestrel) which frequently causes menstrual changes. ..usually washes out of your system rather quickly and most women resume their "normal cycles" after this IUD is removed. Check your pregnancy test to be safe and if negative and your cycles are still irregular, consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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5 days before period dark brown discharge, no cramping. Took test 8-9 days after IUI, negative. Could this be my cycle early or something else?

5 days before period dark brown discharge, no cramping. Took test 8-9 days after IUI, negative. Could this be my cycle early or something else?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). U should check a preg test 2. ...Read more

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I had dark brown discharge 3 days before period and now 3 days late for my period. I only get faint positive line. I have slight cramps in both sides?

I had dark brown discharge 3 days before period and now 3 days late for my period. I only get faint positive line. I have slight cramps in both sides?

Positive line: When you state a “faint positive line” are you referring to a pregnancy test? If so then it is important to see a doctor for pregnancy confirmation. Bleeding during pregnancy is very common but never normal and requires an evaluation to make sure all is normal. ...Read more