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What does it mean when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

What does it mean when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

Blood clot: You are probably seeing a clot which has a brownish surface but when you break the discharge, the inner part is brighter red blood. Make sure this is not related to your period or early pregnancy because otherwise, you need further questioning and examination by your doctor. ...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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How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Hi there, I am 12 days late and have been spotting - brown discharge and dark red blood for 5 days now. What could this mean?

Hi there, I am 12 days late and have been spotting - brown discharge and dark red blood for 5 days now. What could this mean?

Late/bleeding: If you are sexually active you may be pregnant. If not you may have some imbalance of your hormones. Do a pregnancy test and see your doctor. All the best. Also rule out infection. ...Read more

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26 day mc. Now on day 31. No late cycles except for preg. Ttc just started having dark brown discharge. No red at all. Could it be implantation blo?

26 day mc. Now on day 31. No late cycles except for preg. Ttc just started having dark brown discharge. No red at all. Could it be implantation blo?

Possible: Overall, too much is discussed about and emphasis placed on "implantation bleeding." bleeding is exceedingly common. It could be from inside the uterus, or from the cervix. 65% of our early pregnancies have some type of bleeding. If in question, a blood pregnancy test could answer your question. Best of luck....... ...Read more

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I am a normal 28 day cycle period n this month it came a day early it was dark red n lasted for 3 days n I had brown discharge for the last four days?

I am a normal 28 day cycle period n this month it came a day early it was dark red n lasted for 3 days n I had brown discharge for the last four days?

Ok to vary: It is normal for a woman's periods to sometimes be different - to be earlier or later by a few days or to last a little longer or shorter than usual. In most cases this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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10 days before my period. Had a thick dark red discharge when I wiped. Then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge.?

10 days before my period. Had a thick dark red discharge when I wiped. Then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge.?

Discharge: Discharge can vary in color and thickness during your cycle. Brown discharge could be infection, be from past bleeding. Bleeding in between periods could be due to many things and should be evaluated by your obgyn. ...Read more

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I have had 3 weeks of brown discharge that ranged from red-dark brown. I also had clots that were rubbery. I then got a heavy period. Is it normal?

I have had 3 weeks of brown discharge that ranged from red-dark brown. I also had clots that were rubbery. I then got a heavy period. Is it normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical attention. If concerned for pregnancy, take an over the counter test. Also, consider alternate birth control method such as spermicides, birth control pills, etc. ...Read more

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I've been having dark red blood and brown discharge since I was about 15 weeks, I'm currently 18 weeks. Ob said everything's fine should I be worried?

Follow up: Bleeding during pregnancy mandates prompt evaluation. It sounds like you have already been evaluated by your doctor. In this case if you still have remaining questions you will need to discuss it with your specific physician ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period but last month I got brown discharge with some red. 1 month later there is goopy dark red-brown stuff. Did I get my period?

I haven't gotten my period but last month I got brown discharge with some red. 1 month later there is goopy dark red-brown stuff. Did I get my period?

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. Wait and see what happens. If symptoms are severe you will have to see your doctor. ...Read more

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This last week I had a dark brown discharge that had streaks of bright red in it every now and then. I thought my period was coming but It never came.

This last week I had a dark brown discharge that had streaks of bright red in it every now and then. I thought my period was coming but It never came.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical attention. If concerned for pregnancy, take an over the counter test. Also, consider alternate birth control method such as spermicides, birth control pills, etc. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and I'd done a test to confirm ovulating on 14th oct, on 20th oct started with brown discharge it's now dark red today, implant?

I had unprotected sex and I'd done a test to confirm ovulating on 14th oct, on 20th oct started with brown discharge it's now dark red today, implant?

When is your: Period due? It might be the start of your period. Usually there isn't bleeding with implantation. When it does occur the amount is very tiny. Would take a home pregnancy test if you don't get a definitive period on time. ...Read more

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I have these symptoms: Itchy/red vagina Foul smell - fishy I think I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks I had dark brown discharge for the?

I have these symptoms: Itchy/red vagina Foul smell - fishy I think I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks I had dark brown discharge for the?

YOU NEED: A GYN exam and CULTURE for what is most likely a vaginal/pelvic infection.
Don't delay since many of thse infections can spread to your sexual contact (s) and RE-INFECT you or others!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What could this be? I had sex two weeks or so ago and I had my period the week before that. I have been getting on and off a dark red/brown discharge and I shouldn't be having my period

What could this be? I had sex two weeks or so ago and I had my period the week before that. I have been getting on and off a dark red/brown discharge and I shouldn't be having my period

Please: Please check a pregnancy test to be sure you aren't pregnant. If it is negative, repeat the test in two days. If you are still having irregular spotting, then please see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test which is more accurate. If you are having any unusual discharge, pain, light-headedness, fever, or vomiting then you should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Started bc pill. Last month had sex (3rd wk of pack) & had LOTS of dark brown discharge. Turned in 2 period 4 a wk. Happened this wknd (but red). Help?

Started bc pill. Last month had sex (3rd wk of pack) & had LOTS of dark brown discharge. Turned in 2 period 4 a wk. Happened this wknd (but red). Help?

Not uncommon: Should be protected from pregnancy but best to check home preg test on first morning urine at least 2 weeks after first sex. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg, unlikely you are preg. Re periods can take up to 3 mo to get adjusted to bc pill, so try to stick it out. If still period probs after that see doc and discuss change pill. Best of luck. Remember safe sex, use condoms. ...Read more

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I ve been having a dark red brown discharge for a few weeks now and I recently started to bleed heavily and now I m in excruciating pain I am on the Depo-Provera shot and got injected last week but I don t know what s wrong help?

I ve been having a dark red brown discharge for a few weeks now and I recently started to bleed heavily and now I m in excruciating pain I am on the Depo-Provera shot and got injected last week but I don t know what s wrong help?

Please call the gyn: Who gave you the Depo-Provera shot, now or go to the er, you need an exam, cultures, blood work and an ultrasound, I assume you got the Depo-Provera shot while you were on your period, that is when the first shot is supposed to be given or if u didn't I assume a blood preg test was checked first. ...Read more

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Red and brown discharge the last couple days, what could this be from?

Red ; brown vaginal: Discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood mixed with newer blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Brown discharge with stringy, bright red blood. What do you recommend?

Brown discharge with stringy, bright red blood. What do you recommend?

See below: Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed vaginally at the time of their next expected period due to implantation bleeding (when the baby attaches to the womb). This can be confusing. If they know they're pregnant they might think they're miscarrying. If they don't know they're pregnant, they won't think to check. ...Read more

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For past 5 days I've had some brown discharge and sometimes when I go loo blood afterwards that's bit more red.?

Brown discharge: If this occurs soon after your menstrual period it most likely is extrusion of residual uterine tissue and should cease in a day or two. If it's occurring midcycle it denotes some dysfunctional bleeding and your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I have a 25/26 cycle, on day 19 I have a red spotting then a heavy brown discharge its day 20 and its still going like that?

Irregular bleeding is  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 little pink discharge on wiping on about day 20 of cycle, one instance of red, now a couple days of brown discharge still only when wiping.

A little pink discharge on wiping on about day 20 of cycle, one instance of red, now a couple days of brown discharge still only when wiping.

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding and spotting are extremely common, and can occur for a wide variety of reasons.
If your cycles do not regularize, you should discuss with your gynecologist. If your period is late, be sure to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took Plan B One step and I'm having light red/brown discharge. This is happening only a few days after taking it. Is this normal? Will I be alright?

I took Plan B One step and I'm having light red/brown discharge. This is happening only a few days after taking it. Is this normal? Will I be alright?

Yes: The emergency hormonal contraceptives such as Plan B disrupt your normal hormonal cycle and therefore cause abnormal bleeding. You should be alright but noe is the time to look into starting a more reliable method of contraception and to use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Day 8 of period is a stretchy clear/red/brown discharge normal for ending days of a period?

Day 8 of period is a stretchy clear/red/brown discharge normal for ending days of a period?

Normal period: What you are describing is completely within normal limits for the end of a period. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more