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I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

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

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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I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Old blood: The dark brown discharge is indicative of old blood, or blood that makes its way out much slower. Given that this is leading up to your period, it is probably normal. If it persists from cycle to cycle, then i would consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Heavy dark brown discharge 2wks after period accompanied by dizziness and intense cravings and hunger?

Heavy dark brown discharge 2wks after period accompanied by dizziness and intense cravings and hunger?

Progesterone: Sounds like symptoms due to hormone surges or imbalance. Get a gyn checkup and read up on pms and Progesterone deficiency. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period for 6 months, recently had light pain in my ovary now I have heavy dark brown discharge with clots. Could it be my period?

I haven't had a period for 6 months, recently had light pain in my ovary now I have heavy dark brown discharge with clots. Could it be my period?

Irregular periods.: This could be a period, but the biggest concern here is that you haven't had one in six months. You could have a hormonal or nutritional imbalance that needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The pain could be related to ovulation. ...Read more

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My period usually is 5 days but for the last to months i've been bleeding for two days and the next 5 days i'll be spotting heavy dark brown discharge?

My period usually is 5 days but for the last to months i've been bleeding for two days and the next 5 days i'll be spotting heavy dark brown discharge?

May be normal: It is possible that this is normal. If the same amount of menstrual flow makes its way out more slowly, then it will appear darker or brownish. What you are describing might also occur in the setting of birth control use. If this is bothersome, then call your OB provider and see if they can help. ...Read more

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I have been late to get my periods and now I get this thick heavy dark brown discharge. I also get minor stomach pains I dont know why and am worried.

I have been late to get my periods and now I get this thick heavy dark brown discharge. I also get minor stomach pains I dont know why and am worried.

See Gyn: There are several conditions which may cause these symptoms, including ovarian cyst, fibroids, endocervical and endometrial polyps, endometriosis, infections, thyroid problems even pregnancy. You need a adequate evaluation, exam, ultrasound and might need some laboratory studies. ...Read more

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I have had heavy dark brown discharge for about a week now. I am 4 days away from my period and I am on birth control. I have had some cramping.cause?

I have had heavy dark brown discharge for about a week now. I am 4 days away from my period and I am on birth control. I have had some cramping.cause?

Normal: Missing birth control pills or taking them at different times every day can cause breakthrough bleeding. Sometimes, you may have this episode for no reason at all. Just poor absorption of the pill or some associated illness like the Flu or taking antibiotics simultaneously can also do it. So, just wait and see if it normalizes in the next cycle. ...Read more

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Hello, 6 days ago I had protected sex but the condom broke. Now I've had a sore stomach and a heavy dark brown discharge. Am I pregnant ?

Hello, 6 days ago I had protected sex but the condom broke. Now I've had a sore stomach and a heavy dark brown discharge. Am I pregnant ?

Possible: if you had sex and the condom broke you did not have protected sex. You could be pregnant or your dark brown discharge and sore stomach could be due to an STD. See your PCP, GYN, or an urgent care clinic for testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more