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I have a 40 day cycle. My last period ended two weeks ago. I had unprotected sex a week ago. Now I'm having dark brown discharge. What does this mean?

I have a 40 day cycle. My last period ended two weeks ago. I had unprotected sex a week ago. Now I'm having dark brown discharge. What does this mean?

Abnormal 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

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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My period was 3 weeks ago and now Im having brown discharge, What does that mean?My patches finish last friday So didn't take off my patch is it that?

My period was 3 weeks ago and now Im having brown discharge, What does that mean?My patches finish last friday So didn't take off my patch is it that?

Proper use: If you use your birth control patch inappropriately then you will trigger irregular bleeding. Also they will not work correctly. You should be using one patch per week for 3 weeks a month. Then you remove it for one week to trigger a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Ok so 3 days ago i bleed light red with lil clots had cramps with it after that im only having brown discharge . What does it mean?

Ok so 3 days ago i bleed light red with lil clots had cramps with it after that im only having brown discharge . What does it mean?

Steps of follow up: If you are sexually active, start with a pregnancy test . This may be menstrual spotting depending on your cycle. The brown discharge should be evaluated. A pelvic exam , office appt recommended. The discharge may be brown in color from residual blood in the vagina related to recent spotting. Further veal recommended. ...Read more

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I've been on the pill for 3 months, i took my last pill 3 days ago and now i'm having a chocolate brown discharge. What does this mean?

I've been on the pill for 3 months, i took my last pill 3 days ago and now i'm having a chocolate brown discharge. What does this mean?

Breakthrough bleed: 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. ...Read more

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I'm on my ouvlation day but havin some brown discharge what does this mean?

I'm on my ouvlation day but havin some brown discharge what does this mean?

Ovulation bleeding: Some women have a few days of light bleeding around the time of ovulation. But even though it's common, at some point along the way, i would probably recommend a visit to the doctor and maybe even an ultrasound just to be sure there's nothing wrong that can be treated. ...Read more

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I'm seventeen and havent had any unprotected sex but yesterday I bled really bad and today there is no blood but brown discharge. What does this mean?

I'm seventeen and havent had any unprotected sex but yesterday I bled really bad and today there is no blood but brown discharge. What does this mean?

Probably: NORMAL in the teen years heavy menstrual bleeding is not uncommon and the brown discharge usually means "old" blood... Unless this repeats itself i would not assign a "meaning" to it! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and afterwards i had a brown discharge what does this mean?

Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and afterwards i had a brown discharge what does this mean?

Nothing: This may not mean anything at all. Without knowing more about you and the sexual practices in which you engage, and not examining you, impossible to say. But probably means very little. If it persists, go and be seen by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill cilest I missed a day but took it the next day im due my period in 3days im GEttin brown discharge what Does this mean please help ?

 I'm on the pill cilest I missed a day but took it the next day im due my period in 3days im GEttin brown discharge what Does this mean please help ?

Premenstrual spottin: A small amount of spotting before your menstrual cycle is usually nothing to worry about, and most women will experience this sometime in their lives. Should it become more frequent or worsen, it could signal a more worrisome health issue and warrants further evaluation ...Read more

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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. ...Read more