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I've recently had my period and now I'm noticing brown discharge. It's lasted for four days so far and doesn't seem like it's stopping soon. Help!?

I've recently had my period and now I'm noticing brown discharge. It's lasted for four days so far and doesn't seem like it's stopping soon. Help!?

Retained tampon??: Sometimes women forget to remove a tampon (it happens surprisingly frequently) and this can cause a brown discharge. Check that out or go for an exam to see what is causing the discharge. ...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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For the week of my period I have brown discharge with red here and there and four days later brown discharge again. What does this mean??

For the week of my period I have brown discharge with red here and there and four days later brown discharge again. What does this mean??

Brown = blood: Brown discharge is old blood. If it is happening around the time of your period then there is nothing to worry about. It is just the same blood coming out. If it is happening irregularly then you can see your doctor to discuss options or cycle regulation ...Read more

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My period started with 2 days of brown discharge and then 2 days of heavy normal flow. Then, nothing. Can that be normal?

My period started with 2 days of brown discharge and then 2 days of heavy normal flow. Then, nothing. Can that be normal?

Yes, normal: Spotting prior to full flow implies your progesterone levels are dropping (which is normal) and your lining is preparing to let go. Your menstrual cycle pattern can change over the course of your reproductive years. As long as you have full flow bleeding at some point each month then it's normal. If you want your menses to be more consistent then you could always take birth control pills (BCPs). ...Read more

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Hi, I had my period for 2 days and 3 days of brown discharge but lightly. It started the same time as my period was due. Should I be concerned?

Hi, I had my period for 2 days and 3 days of brown discharge but lightly. It started the same time as my period was due. Should I be concerned?

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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I had my period on Dec 25th but it was only 2days long with 2 days of brown discharge. Now I've been feeling nauseous, super tired, lower back pain?

I had my period on Dec 25th but it was only 2days long with 2 days of brown discharge. Now I've been feeling nauseous, super tired, lower back pain?

See your Doc...: It sounds like you period was abnormally short for you and now you are having pregnancy-like symtoms and back pain. You probably want to see your doc and find out what is going on. Pregnancy is a possibility and so is something abnormal like an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Its also possible you are not pregnant. But it may take a blood test and visit to figure it out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pregnancy risk?: If you have had unprotected intercourse, test for pregnancy. If not, variations in ovulatory regularity could account for unpredictable bleeding, as can various contraceptive methods. If irregular bleeding continues, consult a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Why am I having brown discharge 9 days after my period ended?

Why am I having brown discharge 9 days after my period ended?

Probably normal: Hi Curious,

First you have to count starting from the 1st day you bleed as day 1. If you had spotting about day 14-day 15 and if this is the same as the day 9 in your question, then you are normal. Often ladies can have a small break down of their lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge few days before my period? Why is that?

I have a brown discharge few days before my period? Why is that?

I do not know: Maybe it is the very beginning of some bleeding and the brown color is early blood mixed with vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late and I have brown discharge what might this mean?

My period is 8 days late and I have brown discharge what might this mean?

Take a: Pregnancy test. Either you are having a funky late period or spotting with a pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period is due in 10 days but I have had brown discharge all day....What could this be?

My period is due in 10 days but I have had brown discharge all day....What could this be?

Brown = blood: 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 am ttc, my period is due in 5 days and I have notice brown discharge when wiping- what could this be?

I am ttc, my period is due in 5 days and I have notice brown discharge when wiping- what could this be?

Brown = blood: Brown discharge usually indicated blood. You could check a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If negative then the brown is most likely your period. ...Read more

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Suppose to have my period last week but instead I had brown discharge and some red. It stopped but for days later it starts again. What it mean??

Suppose to have my period last week but instead I had brown discharge and some red. It stopped but for days later it starts again. What it mean??

Check a test: If you are late, a pregnancy test would tell you if you are pregnant. If it's negative, you may have had a problem with this last ovulation, and it should straighten out tepee following month. ...Read more

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I was supposed to have my period on the 2nd but instead I had brown discharge only a little each day and only lasted 3 days And now I have clear discharge so I don't know if I shou count that brown discharge as a period or what's going on please help?

I was supposed to have my period on the 2nd but instead I had brown discharge only a little each day and only lasted 3 days And now I have clear discharge so I don't know if I shou count that brown discharge as a period or what's going on please help?

Spotting: Sometimes periods could be light or you can skip a cycle, it all depends if you are on some medications, Stress, vigorous exercise, changes in body weight and hormonal fluctuations etc. And if you are sexually active keep pregnancy in mind. Helpful would be info such as are you taking birth control pills, what's your age and regularity of your cycle? You can do in home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I missed my period on june but on july I started having a brown discharge for five days like if I'm was having my relugar period but no and I'm ttc?

I missed my period on june but on july I started having a brown discharge for five days like if I'm was having my relugar period but no and I'm ttc?

Difficult to say: If you have normal cycles, you should be able to predict when your ovulation window for august will be. Typically fertility window is 9-14 days since beginning of period. So if period starts on first of month (i don't know your cycle, but let's pretend), then on day #9-14 of that month is your best window. You may want to get an ovulation tracker app. There are many to chose from! ...Read more

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What is the brown discharge? (i'm due for my period within the next few days.)

What is the brown discharge? (i'm due for my period within the next few days.)

It may be the: Beginning of your period - an early start with release of some old blood. Take care. ...Read more

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My period ended 10 days ago. Now I am have a brown discharge. What does that mean?

My period ended 10 days ago. Now I am have a brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown = old blood: 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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My period is 21 days late and today I'm having a dark brown discharge. What could it be?

My period is 21 days late and today I'm having a dark brown discharge. What could it be?

21 days late: Several possibilities, one of which you may be pregnant. If you are having sexual relations, you should do a home kit pregnancy tests to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've got brown discharge I've had it for 2 days and my period is due in a week please help?

I've got brown discharge I've had it for 2 days and my period is due in a week please help?

Pregnant?: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time you'd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Hi I came off my period about 2 weeks ago and 2 days ago I started losing a brown discharge?

Hi I came off my period about 2 weeks ago and 2 days ago I started losing a brown discharge?

Irregular 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 and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge just days before my period is due to arrive. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: It's probably just "break-through" bleeding - not unusual. But if you have pain or miss your period entirely, you need to rule out a pregnancy or infection. ...Read more

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What could I have if I am a few days late on my period and have been having brown discharge?

What could I have if I am a few days late on my period and have been having brown discharge?

Pregnant?: You will need to see your doctor to figure out what is going on. The first thing to do is to rule out pregnancy based on your symptoms. There are many possibilitilies as to what is going on. ...Read more

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I am about 11 days late for my period and I started having brown discharge. I'm wondering why?

I am about 11 days late for my period and I started having brown discharge. I'm wondering why?

Pregnant?: Do a home pregnancy test if there is a chance you might be pregnant. If negative and you are not practicing safe sex with a single long-term partner see your doc and make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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I was late 6 days on my period and after a week was having brown discharge what can this mean?

I was late 6 days on my period and after a week was having brown discharge what can this mean?

Irregular bleeding: 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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Had my period for about 7 days then began to see this brown discharge whenever I wipe. What is it?

Normal.: That are the remnants of the end of your period. When the bleeding is minimal, there is a associated brownish discharge cause by a very small amount of blood. This is normal. ...Read more

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I'm due for my period in the next 5 days and have very light stringy brown discharge. What is this?

I'm due for my period in the next 5 days and have very light stringy brown discharge. What is this?

Discharge: A brownish discharge can signify blood or infection. If it's persisting and especially if there's fever, pain, discomfort or itching, than you should get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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My period finished three weeks ago a few days later I got a brown discharge and I still have it now?

My period finished three weeks ago a few days later I got a brown discharge and I still have it now?

Can Be Normal: This is common and can simply be old blood that hasn't been released yet. Birth control pills, especially if recently started, can also contribute to irregular shedding or brownish thickened discharge. Continue your pills as directed (if on them) & otherwise just track your cycle. If it worsens or bothers you, see your gyn or primary care physician for help. Take care. ...Read more

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My period is 2 days late and I was not active in the past 28 days and got a brown discharge yesterday?

That was it!: That may be all the "period" tat you may see this month as long as you are not sexually active- no problem. ...Read more

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I have been having brown discharge for 6 days now and my period comes In two weeks what could this mean?

I have been having brown discharge for 6 days now and my period comes In two weeks what could this mean?

Get checked: Normal vaginal discharge usually is white or clear. Colors (yellow, creamy, green, brown) often indicate infection. Other possibilities are old blood, retained tampon, and others. This is something that should be checked out. See your doctor if it continues, including STD testing (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) if at risk, e.g. new partner, multiple partners, inconsistent condom use, etc. ...Read more

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I am having a brown discharge right after my period ended. Its 3 days since it started. Is this worrying?

I am having a brown discharge right after my period ended. Its 3 days since it started. Is this worrying?

No- it can happen.: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. This is usually the result of a hormone imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had brown discharge for 2 weeks and was supposed to get my period 4 days ago and haven't. Help? Info?

I've had brown discharge for 2 weeks and was supposed to get my period 4 days ago and haven't. Help? Info?

Irregular periods: 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 had my period two days early, but it only lasted for two days. Now a week later, I have brown discharge.?

Old blood: Brown discharge is typically old blood. It most likely is old blood left over from your period. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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The last 4 days I have had brown discharge. Then I just started my period 9 days early. Should I be worried?

The last 4 days I have had brown discharge. Then I just started my period 9 days early. Should I be worried?

Monitor: A period starting a few days early is not abnormal at all. Having a lighter or heavier period from time to time is also normal. I would monitor your cycles over the next few months and see what they are like. Birth control is great at regulating menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late for my period, had brown discharge yesterday, tested today and was negative. Any suggestions?

I am 4 days late for my period, had brown discharge yesterday, tested today and was negative. Any suggestions?

Repeat later.: Repeat the pregnancy test in a week. Follow the instructions exactly, and make sure that the test package date shows that it isn't expired. If that is negative and you have any abdominal pain, fever, or discharge or your next period is also abnormal, see your doc. Get checked for std's now, if you are not in long-term mutually monogamous relationship. ...Read more

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My period is a few days late but I have been having brown discharge for about a week now. What does this mean?

The brown discharge: Is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. This might be your period. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more