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My first period was a brown discharge does that mean the rest will be like that?

My first period was a brown discharge does that mean the rest will be like that?

Not necessarily: The brown discharge is older, deoxygenated blood. The first year or so, periods can be irregular. This may resolve at some point. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Teen not had first period yet experiencing brown discharge from vagina?

Teen not had first period yet experiencing brown discharge from vagina?

First period: if 16 and no period then needs a doctor work up or age 14 if no pubertal changes. The brown discharge may be start of her periods. ...Read more

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First day of period brown discharge barely any blood at all?

First day of period brown discharge barely any blood at all?

Brown Discharge: This is one of the most common questions on this application. This is normal. It is not to be worried about. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period. ...Read more

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What does brown discharge mean? I am twelve and haven't had my first period. (girl)

Just the beginning: Brownish discharge is often seen prior to actual periods starting. It is completely normal to have a few cycles with brownish discharge and no actual bleeding. Keep a diary of the dates that you observe the discharge by circling the date on the calendar for each day that the discharge is present. You will soon be able to see if there is any pattern to the discharge. No need to worry now. ...Read more

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3 months postpartum and have had a bit of brown discharge for 2 days. Constitutes first period?

3 months postpartum and have had a bit of brown discharge for 2 days. Constitutes first period?

Depends: If you are breastfeeding it is probably not your period. If you are not breastfeeding and did not breastfeed at all then it could very well be your period. ...Read more

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I am 2 months postpartum with my first child. I have had my first period end 2 weeks ago. I have started having brown discharge. What is the cause?

I am 2 months postpartum with my first child. I have had my first period end 2 weeks ago. I have started having brown discharge. What is the cause?

Old Blood: Brown discharge is very often caused by old blood either from the uterus, cervix, or upper vagina and should not be too concerning, especially since you are 2 months postpartum. It could be old blood from the pregnancy as well as older blood just from the last month or two of menstrual cycles. The brown discharge should not last very long and I wouldn't be too concerned at this point. ...Read more

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I got implanon on Nov 18 while on my period and I was supposed to start my first period on it on Monday but instead got brown discharge is this Normal?

I got implanon on Nov 18 while on my period and I was supposed to start my first period on it on Monday but instead got brown discharge is this Normal?

Progesterone only: The major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding, be it bleeding every day or no bleeding at all. The bleeding you describe is a normal consequence of this method. Your doctor my be able to prescribe other meds, like estrogen to lessen the duration and amount, but this can be temporary relief only and may not take care of it completely. ...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