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Why do I have brown sticky discharge if I'm not on my period? (Im ovulating)

Why do I have brown sticky discharge if I'm not on my period? (Im ovulating)

That's why!: The sticky discharge is cervical mucous that stretches in preparation for an easier pathway for the sperm to transit during ovulation. ...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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Every day last week sun-fri my fiance got off inside me. And today I started having light brown discharge. I'm suppose to start my period soon tho?

Every day last week sun-fri my fiance got off inside me. And today I started having light brown discharge. I'm suppose to start my period soon tho?

Sexual activity.: This may be the start of your period. Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. If you don't have a clear cut period - (miss it) - would take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge and PMS symtoms but I'm not on my period?

I have brown discharge and PMS symtoms but I'm not on my period?

Get it checked/infec: The discharge may be due to infection, you should have it checked by your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm 2 months late on my period and have brown discharge what foes that mean?

I'm 2 months late on my period and have brown discharge what foes that mean?

Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant and want better menstrual cycle control. ...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 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 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'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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It's been a week since my period and I'm still experiencing brown discharge. I'm scared. Is this normal?

It's been a week since my period and I'm still experiencing brown discharge. I'm scared. Is this normal?

This could be...: This could be an infection but in order to have a final answer you need a formal evaluation with exam and testing. Make an appointment with your gynecologist and get examined. Nothing to be scared about if you take the right steps. An vaginal infection nowadays is something that can be treated and resolved. ...Read more

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My period was due a week ago but instead im having this brown discharge, what is it? It never happened before

Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and you have not had unprotected sex recently (in the last 10 days), don't worry about it. There are times where women will have an abnormal period. Stress plays a factor. No evaluation is needed until you have had three consecutive abnormal cycle. ...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

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I just came off my period Friday but this morning I'm experiencing bloody discharge and brown discharge. Is this normal?

I just came off my period Friday but this morning I'm experiencing bloody discharge and brown discharge. Is this normal?

Residual blood: Sometimes for some reason or another your uterus does not do a good job of getting rid of all of the inner lining, leading to a particularly long or heavy cycle. If this is happening to you regularly I would be worried aboutpolyps or fibroids that can get in the way of a normal flow. ...Read more

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I completely finished my period a few days ago, but I'm now starting to get a brown discharge...what could be causing this?

I completely finished my period a few days ago, but I'm now starting to get a brown discharge...what could be causing this?

Prob 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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I'm supposed to be on my period but I've been having a light amount of brown discharge for about a week now. Should I be worried?

Irregular menses: Depends. Are you on OCP's? or other hormonal contraception? Since the brown discharge is occurring when you would have expected a period, I would count it as a period. As the iron in your hemoglobin oxidizes, the color changes from bright red to dark red to brown, similar to a cut having bright red, then dark red the a brown scab. Any symptoms, check a pregnancy test especially if unprotected. ...Read more

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I'm currently 12 days late for my period but last few days I've ha a brown discharge when I wipe and 2 negative tests? Help please

I'm currently 12 days late for my period but last few days I've ha a brown discharge when I wipe and 2 negative tests? Help please

Ovarian Cyst?: It is possible that you are late for your menses because of an ovarian cyst. I would check with your provider and perhaps get an ultrasound of the pelvis to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if it's brown discharge or if it's from an old period. I'm suppose to be getting my period next week. What could it be?

I'm not sure if it's brown discharge or if it's from an old period. I'm suppose to be getting my period next week. What could it be?

Pills: It most probably due to your birth control pills. We call it breakthrough bleeding. If it persist you should probably ask you doctor to change your birth control pills. The other possibility is pregnancy if you were not taking your birth control as you were supposed to. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge. But its not like normal discharge. Its as much as my period. I had my period 2 weeks ago though. I'm concerned.

Brown discharge: Your brown discharge could be everything from old blood to an infection. Both of which requires a MD evaluation to diagnose and possibly treat. ...Read more

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I'm having a brownish to dark brown discharge for almost three days now. I had my period last feb. 8 then ended last feb. 15. I'm on pills. Help.

If symptoms see MD: This could be just a hormonal fluctuation causing a bit of irregular bleeding. Small amounts of blood that is in the vagina for a while can look brown. However, it could also besomething more serious. If you think you are pregnant or if you are having any other symptoms like itching, discharge or pain I would definitely suggest a trip to get a healthcare provider evaluation right away. ...Read more

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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!?

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

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Over last 2 & 1/2 months I've constantly been on my period with a max of 4 days been off, but when I'm Off I've had brown discharge, is this normal?

Over last 2 & 1/2 months I've constantly been on my period with a max of 4 days been off, but when I'm Off I've had brown discharge, is this normal?

No: Having constant or near constant bleeding is not normal and you should consult your doctor. You may start taking oral iron supplements as you are likely iron deficient due to excessive blood loss. ...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)

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