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Dark brown discharge before period starts, lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Dark brown discharge before period starts, lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Yes: Your symptoms seem to be within the normal range and consistent with residual shedding of the endometrial/uterine lining. ...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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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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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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It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?

It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?

Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven days? I generally recommend seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly an ultrasound to check on this type of problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

Early period: This is most likely just the beginning of your period. This is the beginning of the shedding process of your endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?

Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?

Brown d/c: Brown d/c is a sign of old blood. Could be from rough sex, from cervix, or vagina or implantation. You need a preg test 5 days after lmp. ...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

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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

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I have been using NuvaRing for years and never experienced Dark Brown discharge 2 weeks before my period is scheduled to come. I am extremely tired and it is hard to concentrate. I did leave the ring in week longer and had unprotected sex within that time

I have been using NuvaRing for years and never experienced Dark Brown discharge 2 weeks before my period is scheduled to come. I am extremely tired and it is hard to concentrate. I did leave the ring in week longer and had unprotected sex within that time

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the ring is not working. 4 weeks of Nuvaring use is fine. See doctor for fatigue ...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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I have brown discharge before period?

I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then I only had protected sex.

Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then I only had protected sex.

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. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more

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Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Maybe: In patients who have uterine fibroids, their brown discharge is characteristic of their condition. If the brown discharge occurs every period for you and you do not have fibroids then it is normal as it represents endometrial breakdown products and old blood. ...Read more

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I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

Spotting: 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 got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

Menstrual issues: Brown may be old blood. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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I have a dark brown discharge after my period is that ok?

I have a dark brown discharge after my period is that ok?

Yes: Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 1 day before period but still no period?

Brown discharge 1 day before period but still no period?

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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Is brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Is brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Probably ok: Some premenstrual spotting is relatively common. However, if she is sexually active and there is an odor to the discharge, don't make the assumption its blood. ...Read more

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Brown discharge a few days before period is due. What does this indicate?

Possibly a: Little imbalance of hormones. The brown discharge is just some older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more