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Hey I Just Had My Period About A Week Ago, After I Had My Period I Had Sex. After a Few Days Now I Have Brown Discharge Is Not Alot, what could it be?

Hey I Just Had My Period About A Week Ago, After I Had My Period I Had Sex. After a Few Days Now I Have Brown Discharge Is Not Alot, what could it be?

Several things: A discharge occuring a few days after sex could be due to an infection or abnormal cervical cells. At midcycle it could be due to the hormonal changes that accompany ovulation. The only way to know for sure is to be seen for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps.

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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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I had my period 2 weeks ago, but now I have brown discharge, I haven't had sex in at least 3 months and I'm not on any medication.

I had my period 2 weeks ago, but now I have brown discharge, I haven't had sex in at least 3 months and I'm not on any medication.

Many possible causes: Generally, a light brown vaginal discharge without any other symptoms can be associated with spotting from the uterus. A small amount of blood may reach the vagina through the cervix. Over time, this blood can combine with vaginal secretions and turn brown producing a brown discharge. If persistent or accompanied by other symptoms it needs to be evaluated clinically.

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I just came off my period a week ago and now I have this clear brown discharge. Can you please tell me what this is.??

I just came off my period a week ago and now I have this clear brown discharge. Can you please tell me what this is.??

AlteredLeftOverBlood: It is probabely left over blood after the period finished and is being expelled altered that is why brown color

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I had just gotten off my period and 2 weeks later I started having this light scanty brown discharge to dark brown discharge. Its day 5 now.

I had just gotten off my period and 2 weeks later I started having this light scanty brown discharge to dark brown discharge. Its day 5 now.

Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very light 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.

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I'm having sometimes red or light brown discharge now. My period stopped almost 2 weeks ago. I don't feel any pain or anything. Just realize 2 days ago.

I'm having sometimes red or light brown discharge now. My period stopped almost 2 weeks ago. I don't feel any pain or anything. Just realize 2 days ago.

Irregular spotting: 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.

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I had my period last week but now I've got brown discharge what does this mean?

I had my period last week but now I've got brown discharge what does this mean?

Yes it is normal: Yes it may be normal as brown spotting is altered blood left in the uterus and it will stop by itself. It is like old blood.

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I am 46 yrs old and have been off my period for a week now but having brown discharge?

I am 46 yrs old and have been off my period for a week now but having brown discharge?

Brown Discharge: This is old blood being expelled from your uterus. As long as it is not foul smelling, you are not having pain or a fever it is not worrisome. If these are occurring see your OB or FP

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I ended my period 3 weeks ago and been having brown discharge for 2-3days now. What do I do??

I ended my period 3 weeks ago and been having brown discharge for 2-3days now. What do I do??

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.?

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.

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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?

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.

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I haven't got my period in 1 1/2 months and I've had brown discharge for over 3 weeks now. What does this mean

I haven't got my period in 1 1/2 months and I've had brown discharge for over 3 weeks now. What does this mean

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.

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I had my period but after a week brown discharge come and goes. It the 2nd week now. Is it because of me exercising??

I had my period but after a week brown discharge come and goes. It the 2nd week now. Is it because of me exercising??

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.

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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?

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.

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I put myself on a pill and after my period IV been brown discharge for around 2 weeks now. What dose this mean? How can I stop it?

I put myself on a pill and after my period IV been brown discharge for around 2 weeks now. What dose this mean? How can I stop it?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.

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I have been having brown discharge for about a week now, this started after I had my period. What could be the cause and how can I treat it?

I have been having brown discharge for about a week now, this started after I had my period. What could be the cause and how can I treat it?

Please see your doc: Persistent brown or light bloody discharge can be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia or trichominasis. You should see your doctor and be tested.

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I've been having brown discharge for a week now what is wrong with me? I haven't gotten my period yet. My period was suppose to come last week.

I've been having brown discharge for a week now what is wrong with me? I haven't gotten my period yet. My period was suppose to come last week.

Probably 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. If you think you might be pregnant check a test.

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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