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Dark Brown Discharge Instead Of Period
Been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill for a year. Starting to get dark brown discharge instead of period 2 times a month. Is it normal?
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
Dark brown discharge instead of period heavy for first day but now only when I wipe but negative test, pregnant?
Trust the test: If your pregnancy test is negative and you repeated in a couple of days and it's still negative then you're not pregnant. The discharge was likely just a slightly irregular period. ...Read more
Vaginal burning (worse when urinating), dark brown discharge instead of period, yellow/green discharge, unusual odor (not foul), redness. Not an STD?
Vaginal d/c etc: Hallo Harold75~ this sounds like pretty classical Gardnerella vaginalis or trichomonas vaginalis infection or even GC so you MUST see a doc for proper testing to make right diagnosis and get treatment. Remember to inform your partner when you get the right diagnosis and advise he shd be treated as well. Thx ...Read more
Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period for 2 weeks. Not pregnant. Skipped period for month? Is this normal? What else can it be?
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, etc... Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, because some discharges are from an infection. ...Read more
I had 5 hours of dark brown discharge instead of a period. I have been on Minastrin for 3 mos but I took Anucort-HC for 8 days 2 wks ago. Pregnant??
Dark brown discharges instead of my period and its the day 34 on my cycle, usually I get my period at the day 28-30 every month except last month day36?
Could be: The spotting could be just your period starting and the longer cycle could be nothing more than the normal variation in the length of time it takes for an egg to mature or it could be the influence of stress, a change in your schedule, medicatIons, weight, diet, or exercise. If you are having unprotected sex I would suggest that you do a pregnancy test to be sure but it probably is nothing serious. ...Read more
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
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
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
Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period. ...Read more
I was supposed to get my period on oct 11. Instead had a light brown discharge a week later for 5 days and another discharge 3 days ago but darker?
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
What you described is withing the normal spectrum of bleeding in menstrual period. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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
Hi, so my girlfriend is getting dark brown discharge about 2 days before she is expecting her period. What could this be?
Would check a pregnancy test. If positive seek medical attention, within 24 hours,
If negative pregnancy test and no abdominal pain you could wait till her period comes, if the period doesn't come seek medical attention.
If there is pain with the discharge, even if the pregnancy test is negative I would seek urgent medical attention either in an urgent care, your doctor or an ER, ...Read more
My last period lasted 7 days longer than usual now less than 2 weeks later I have started again with dark brown discharge. Should I be concerned?
Change in periods: Need more information but this can be a normal change. ...Read more
Period 5.5 weeks late, protected sex 2 days after end of period. Dark brown discharge for 4 days 3 weeks later. Preg tests negative. Not on pill.
3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?
Could be normal: The dark brown discharge can come from slow bleeding that sits in the vagina and when the blood breaks down it turns a brown color. If you have pelvic pain, fevers, pain with urination or vaginal itching or burning see your doctor. If not then this is probably just due to some hormonal shifts and hopefully your period will return to normal next month. If not see your doctor. ...Read more
Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?
Normal: The brown discharge is just broken down blood cells. At the end of your period, as the bleeding slows down blood stays in the vagina and starts to break down causing the brown discharge. If there is no burning, pain or itching then do not worry this is normal. ...Read more
I've all symptoms for period: lower pain, bad skin, moods etc. Period was due 6 days ago. Yesterday I got dark brown discharge, same as 2 weeks ago.?
See a doctor: There are several things that can cause delayed periods or dark brown discharge. These can all be easily identified and treated by a doctor. It would also be appropriate to check a pregnancy test and if negative to test for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Few days after my last period I m having very light dark brown discharge and it's been almost a week now I am having this. How long does it last and i?
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
Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Could be: Assuming you ovulated, the period is certainly due. When the period does not come normally, it always a good idea to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
My period is supposed to start tomorrow and I've had dark brown discharge for two days. What could this mean?
Brown = blood: Brown is usually old blood. This is likely you period although it may be an abnormal one for you. ...Read more
Please tell me why im having dark brown discharge before my period come on is this normal I'm am 47 year old.
This just blood which has pooled and aged a bit before the cervix opens.
Verify this with your doctor. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.
My period ended five days ago and I still have a dark brown discharge? I have no other negative symptoms besides that
Probably normal: Some people might have some spotting which will cause the brownish discarge. If it does not go away get checked just to make sure. ...Read more
Could the ec I took about 3-4 weeks ago cause this dark brown discharge I'm getting a few days before my period is due?
Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?
I got my period 2 weeks early and then on the week I was supposed to get my period I had dark brown discharge. What is wrong with me?
Irregular ovuation: This is usually caused by infrequent (not regular) ovulation. The longer you go between periods, the thicker the uterine lining builds. So when you finally do have your menses it can be heavy and long. The brown discharge you are having is probably not a real period. It sounds like the lining is slowly breaking down and leaking out. BCPs can keep your menses regular. You should check preg test ...Read more
I had protected sex a weeksago. Today I got a snotty dark brown discharge. My period is not due until next week. What s wrong with me?
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
I'm noticing thick dark brown discharge whenever I wipe since a week before my period is due. I haven't had my period yet. What could it be?
I had just gotten off my period and 2 weeks later I started having this light scanty brown discharge to dark brown discharge. Its day 5 now.
Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very light one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant. ...Read more
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