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I woke up with brown discharge/spotting this morning... I'm in the middle of my periods. Is this bad?

I woke up with brown discharge/spotting this morning... I'm in the middle of my periods. Is this bad?

The brown discharge: Is likely to be old blood. Sounds like it is just some of the blood from your period. Take care. ...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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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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For about a week i've been having brown milky to dark brown discharge with spotting blood. What could this be?

For about a week i've been having brown milky to dark brown discharge with spotting blood. What could this be?

Common: 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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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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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?

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?

Yes: Dark brown discharge before a period is very common. I wouldn't worry about it. If you are concerned go ahead and take a home pregnancy test they are safe and accurate. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more