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I have been having dark brown discharge for 3 months straight plus my regular periods. I have an appointment at the end if the month but can't wait?

I have been having dark brown discharge for 3 months straight plus my regular periods. I have an appointment at the end if the month but can't wait?

Change appointment: Try calling the office and asking for an earlier appointment. Brown discharge usually means old blood. Irregular menstrual bleeding is one of the most common problems gynecologist treat. ...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've been spotting and having dark brown discharge for 2 months now, almost everyday. No infections, std's, & ultrasound looked good. What's going on?

I've been spotting and having dark brown discharge for 2 months now, almost everyday. No infections, std's, & ultrasound looked good. What's going on?

Hormone imbalance: It sounds like you are having an imbalance between your estrogen and Progesterone levels. If everything else is ok as you said in your question, your ob/gyn will probably want to put you on or change your birth control pills. I would also inquire about polycystic ovary disease. ...Read more

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Complete hysterectomy at age 25. Age 51. Have dark brown discharge for over a month with no odor. Pelvic cramps, lower back ache and burning?

Complete hysterectomy at age 25. Age 51. Have dark brown discharge for over a month with no odor. Pelvic cramps, lower back ache and burning?

Determine source: May be due to a vaginal infection or abnormality of the vagina. Was your cervix removed at time of hysterectomy? Would recommend seeing your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hello Can you help with dark brown clots discharge presently Last month my period was normal?

Could be infection: Or irregular spotting. If there is more odor and frequent discharge unrelated to frequency of intercourse, then it's more likely to be an infection. Irregular menstrual spotting also gets worse with infection on board. If you did not miss a period then it is unlikely those clots are due to a miscarriage. Proceed to see a GYN or family physician to get yourself properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Did have my period this month (irregular periods) but I have been having dark brown discharge this month almost everyday. After sex wipe light blood?

Did have my period this month (irregular periods) but I have been having dark brown discharge this month almost everyday. After sex wipe light blood?

See your OB GYN: Light irregular bleeding is not necessarily a concern, but the fact that it is constant is some cause for concern. To answer your question I would need to know some more information. The best idea, however, is to go and see your OB GYN and discuss your symptoms to try to get to the diagnosis to be able to treat your problem, whatever it may be. Make sure you go as soon as possible ...Read more

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My abdomen is distended, I have lower abdominal pains, fatigue, tired, lower back pains and a dark brown discharge for over 3 months now. Help?

My abdomen is distended, I have lower abdominal pains, fatigue, tired, lower back pains and a dark brown discharge for over 3 months now. Help?

See GYN: You could have a pelvic infection and you need to see a doctor about this right away. Leaving this untreated can lead to infertility and an even more serious infection spreading to your bloodstream. ...Read more

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Is my cancer back if I have dark brown milky discharge lasting over a month?

Is my cancer back if I have dark brown milky discharge lasting over a month?

Please elaborate: Could you provide more information so we can assist you?

What type of cancer did you have, how long ago, and where is your discharge coming from? ...Read more

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I have had dark brown discharge for 4 days now today is jun. 15. period isn't due till 23rd. Off nexplanon for 9 months. Is this normal?

I have had dark brown discharge for 4 days now today is jun. 15. period isn't due till 23rd. Off nexplanon for 9 months. Is this normal?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check a test. ...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

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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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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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Have been taking new birth control lutera for a month and now have a lot of dark brown discharge. Is this normal and how long does it last?

Have been taking new birth control lutera for a month and now have a lot of dark brown discharge. Is this normal and how long does it last?

Side effect of the: Drug. This drug has so many side effects listed that perhaps you should get placed on a different one.

Check with your physician. ...Read more

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My period is 6 days late I tested neg on day 4. I'll b on my third month using nuvaring. I'm having dark brown discharge today. Where's my period?

My period is 6 days late I tested neg on day 4. I'll b on my third month using nuvaring. I'm having dark brown discharge today. Where's my period?

Pregnancy test: If your period is 6 days late, you should take another pregnancy test. The dark brown discharge could be your period starting, or it could be implantation bleeding which occurs when the embryo buries itself in the uterine lining. ...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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Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. I'm 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?

Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. I'm 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?

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 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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I had paraguard inserted about two months ago. About a month after it was put in I started having dark brown discharge but no normal period.?

I had paraguard inserted about two months ago. About a month after it was put in I started having dark brown discharge but no normal period.?

Very common: Give it some time! A more regular cycle and bleeding should become more routine. If, however, you start to feel physically different, ie, nausea, sore breasts, etc, do an otc pg test or see your doctor. Pregnancy is rare but can very ocassionaly occur. ...Read more

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Having light to dark brown discharge coming from my vagina with dark brown clots. No pd in 3 months. Not sexually active. What's wrong with me?

Having light to dark brown discharge coming from my vagina with dark brown clots. No pd in 3 months. Not sexually active. What's wrong with me?

Irregular periods: Most likely you are not ovulating regularly and you are having irregular bleeding. This can be due either from an excess of estrogen (high BMI, diabetes) or low estrogen states (anorexia, endurance training) ...Read more

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I'm having dark brown discharge and my period is due in a week. This also happened last month. Is it normal? I just had a normal pap test last month.

I'm having dark brown discharge and my period is due in a week. This also happened last month. Is it normal? I just had a normal pap test last month.

The regular cycle: You may be experiencing breakthrough bleeding you may also have a uterine or cervical infection even though your pap smear is normal. It is a good idea to make sure you are not anemic and to have this discharge evaluated with your gynecologist. ...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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Dark brown discharge after sex. Going on for about a month now and no itching, burning, or no painful intercourse?

Dark brown discharge after sex. Going on for about a month now and no itching, burning, or no painful intercourse?

Old Blood: Brownish discharge likely old blood that has been sitting in vaginal vault. Rarely can be fecal matter due to fistula (track from rectum to vagina).
See a clinician for an exam. ...Read more

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Got mirena (levonorgestrel) 5 months ago and having contraction like cramps now I'm having bloody and dark brown discharge with a funny smell do I need to see a doctor?

Got mirena (levonorgestrel) 5 months ago and having contraction like cramps now I'm having bloody and dark brown discharge with a funny smell do I need to see a doctor?

YES: Could be a few different things and at your age you want to make sure it is not an infection and/or a hormone problem that will affect you later on. Please make an appt with your OB-GYN. ...Read more

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I started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) flex contraceptive pill about a month ago. I'm sexually active. For about 2-3 weeks now I have been getting dark brown discharge. Help!

I started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) flex contraceptive pill about a month ago. I'm sexually active. For about 2-3 weeks now I have been getting dark brown discharge. Help!

Not unusual: This sort of irregular bleeding is not unusual on any pill, especially the first 2 to 3 cycles after you start as your body adjusts to it. It should resolve with subsequent cycles. ...Read more