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What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

Bloody discharge: The pelvic exam, especially if it included a pap smear, may have caused a small amount of bleeding from the cervix which then appeared to be a short term brown discharge. The clear mucous discharge was probably normal "fertile mucous". The discharge you are describing is common after an exam and does not mean you have a problem.

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What could explain a dark brown discharge that later turned into a clear mucus discharge following a pelvic exam?

Taking a pap smear: Scraping the surface of the cervix to take a pap smear sometimes causes a little spotting that you may see in the next few days as a brown discharge. The clear mucous discharge may be a return to normal, especially if you are midcycle and having "fertile mucous". I would not be concerned unless the brown discharge recurs or persists or develops an odor.

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Period over 24 days late. Dark brown stringy mucous discharge & brown spotting for two days now 3 negative OTC pregnancy test no pregnacy symptoms?

Period over 24 days late. Dark brown stringy mucous discharge & brown spotting for two days now 3 negative OTC pregnancy test no pregnacy symptoms?

See your doctor: If you had unprotected sex, not on a birth control and 24 days late, its advisable to see your doctor for proper evaluation/rule out of pregnancy.You can also use this visit to discuss with your doctor which birth control would be appropriate for you. Please always remember to practice safe sex (use condoms). Know that birth control will not protect from sexually transmitted diseases. Take care.

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Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Brown mucus: Discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood ; is non uncommonly seen after your period (but could also occur at other times).

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Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June?

Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June?

No period w d/c: You need to see a GYN dr. First assure you are not pregnant, then get and evaluation for the lack of a period for 5 months as well as the discharge which could be infectious. Best wishes.

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I'm having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause?

I'm having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause?

Infection?: There are many causes of abnormal vaginal discharge, but colored vaginal discharge usually means infection, including STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas if you are at risk. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon.

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I'm almost 3 months postpartum and im still having a mucus discharge with brown tissue in it, is this normal and when does it stop?

Maybe/maybe not: If you had a complicated delivery or C/section with infection then there still may be some healing ongoing. However, the best course is to contact your OB MD and be examined to see if there is a problem or not.

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I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown?

I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown?

Blood: Blood tinged mucus will appear brownish because it contains de-oxygenated blood. This frequently occurs around ovulation time (mid-cycle) and is not worrisome.

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What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean? The second week after my period

What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean? The second week after my period

Old blood: Several possibilities: old blood from cyst or lining of uterus, infection, trauma or medications. Easy to solve: have your doc take a look.

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I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. Will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. Will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

Yes and no: The implanon itself can cause irregular spotting and bleeding (like the brown discharge) - the antibiotics will not do that - but could cause a vaginal yeast infection which might result in spotting.

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I'm having a brown mucus discharge while I'm suppose to be on my period. It started when I was suppose to get my period 4 days ago. What can this mean?

Brownish discharge: It is possible that your menses is slightly abnormal this month, and if this is the first time that this has happened I suggest waiting till next meses to see if it straighten out. If you didn't use contraception there is the possiblity that you've conceived, and i'd suggest a home pregnancy test.

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I have had clear mucus discharge sometimes it's brown tinged I don't have a normal mentatrul cycle usual 45 days apart, is the mucus normal?

I have had clear mucus discharge sometimes it's brown tinged I don't have a normal mentatrul cycle usual 45 days apart, is the mucus normal?

Yes.: Clear mucous discharge is normal. The discharge comes from mucous glands in the vaginal and vulvar areas. The brown tinge to the mucous might NOT be normal however. It's probably coming from the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Since your periods are irregular, you might have an abnormal build-up of endometrium. Please make an appt. With your Gyno!

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Is brown or yellow mucus discharge ever normal in first trimester....And what if it comes and goes away completely

Yellow yes: Normal colors for mucous are yellow, clear, white, grey, and green. All dependent on hydration and types of food eaten. Brown would make me think of old blood. Possibly from the cervix from intercourse or maybe placenta implantation. If it has gone away and there are no other symptoms, I would just watch and wait. It it continues and is associated with other symptoms, then fu with your ob.

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I am 36 weeks have had brownish mucus discharge 2 CM dialated and had an exam 2 days ago no mucus plug lost yet. What's wrong?

Probably nothing: You haven't mentioned anything that is alarming to me. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor.

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I had a miscarriage @ 9.5 weeks, d&c 20 days ago and had bleeding for just 15 days I'm now having brown watery mucus discharge. Is this normal?

I had a miscarriage @ 9.5 weeks, d&c 20 days ago and had bleeding for just 15 days I'm now having brown watery mucus discharge. Is this normal?

Miscarriage: After a miscarriage bleeding is usually irregular, heavy at first and then gradually tapering off. Have you been back to your doctor for a post-op exam? That would answer all your questions.

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