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I Have Brown Discharge And Im Not On My Period
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
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
Had a sticky brown discharge and im sure that it isn't my period yet since I had my period on the 3rd week last month. I'm still a virgin. Is it normal?
Maybe: It could be an early period or an infection. If you are in pain or uncomfortable, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Hmmm: If it is abnormally light you should get a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Old menstrual blood: Mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
It may be the: Beginning of your period - an early start with release of some old blood. Take care. ...Read more
That is old blood: Just tapering off the last bit of your uterine lining. It's normal, don't worry ...Read more
I'm due for my period in the next 5 days and have very light stringy brown discharge. What is this?
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
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
Please tell me why im having dark brown discharge before my period come on is this normal I'm am 47 year old.
This just blood which has pooled and aged a bit before the cervix opens.
Verify this with your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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 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 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
I was supposed to have my period already. I'm not sure if it's late. But there's only cakey, sweet smelling brown discharge. What could it be?
Could: Be old blood. If symptoms persist get checked ...Read more
I'm on my second cycle of seasonal bc and I've been having brown discharge for about 3 weeks. My period isn't due for 3 weeks. Is this normal?
Brown discharge: Yes the discharge is normal and represents old unoxygenated blood. ...Read more
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
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
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?
I'm having brown discharge and I've been exercising and having intercoarse. I feel like my period is coming but when I check its just the discharge?
That may be it!: The brown discharge may be all you receive this month that represents a period as it is old blood that you are now seeing. ...Read more
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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