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Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

Old blood.: It can be sloughed old blood. If you were to develop a discharge that has a bad odor, or caused redness, itching, swelling or pain - that would need to be assessed for possible infection. ...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 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 dark brown discharge since yesterday when there is still 4 more days for periods. Am 24 years old and We are preparing for a baby.

I had a dark brown discharge since yesterday when there is still 4 more days for periods. Am 24 years old and We are preparing for a baby.

Possibly normal: I am uncertain if you mean that the spotting occurs before or during your menses. If the brown discharge is occurring during your menses, it may represent old blood. If you have brown discharge 4 days before your menses, a very common cause is bacterial overgrowth, called bacterial vaginosis (BV). Other symptoms of BV are itching, discomfort, and foul odor. ...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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Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Not typical: This could represent a normal reaction to the Plan B, but also could represent either an ectopic or intrauterine pregnancy. I would recommend that you see your physician who will likely perform testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why do I have dark brown discharge? My periods not until two weeks .

Why do I have dark brown discharge?  My periods not until two weeks .

Normal occurence.: Hello, Often ladies can have a small break down of their uterine lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. The flow is very small and very slow therefore the blood is exposed to air and turns brown before you see it. This is normal so do not worry. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in three months and now there is dark brown discharge?

I haven't had a period in three months and now there is dark brown discharge?

Irregular menses: Menstrual flow isn't always bright red. Color depends upon flow rate as well as oxidation duration. Irregular menses are common in young women. Discuss birth control options w/your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood. Hormonal birth control pills often used to regulate menses. ...Read more