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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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Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Normal: The brown discharge is just broken down blood cells. At the end of your period, as the bleeding slows down blood stays in the vagina and starts to break down causing the brown discharge. If there is no burning, pain or itching then do not worry this is normal. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I had my period 2 weeks ago but for the last 3 days Iv had a dark brown discharge. I used to be regular but recently I'm irregular what's up?

I'm 16 and I had my period 2 weeks ago but for the last 3 days Iv had a dark brown discharge. I used to be regular but recently I'm irregular what's up?

Brownish discharge: Is not a menstrual period.You should check menstrual cycle from 1st day of bright red flow to the 1st day of next bright red flow. If you do that for approx. 3 mths you should get an idea of menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I missed my period, I'm a virgin and I had brown discharge when I whipe that lasted a few days. What does this mean?

I missed my period, I'm a virgin and I had brown discharge when I whipe that lasted a few days. What does this mean?

Could be normal: Missed menses, with "breakthrough" or sloughing bleeding can present as you describe. If you've had a significant life stressor / illness / diet change / activity level change, this might be normal. If it lasts through another cycle, would see your gyn for eval. ...Read more

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Late period & having a dark brown discharge for the past 3 days, now experiencing lower back pain. WHY? No sex since sept. & last period was oct. 11.

Late period & having a dark brown discharge for the past 3 days, now experiencing lower back pain. WHY? No sex since sept. & last period was oct. 11.

Pelvic and lab test: Need to seek medical care for pelvic exam and lab test to confirm the diagnosis. Or trial of antibiotics for possible BV to see if better in 3-5 days. ...Read more

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I have stillbrown discharge after period and its long two days not very much but not little. How long brown discharge last? Is that worry things?

I have stillbrown discharge after period and its long two days not very much but not little. How long brown discharge last? Is that worry things?

Brown discharge: Indicates there is old blood in it. In general it is very common and nothing to worry about. If it associated with other symptoms such as itching, odor, pain, fever, or it persists you should schedule an exam. If you are sexually active you need regular exams and STD screens. ...Read more

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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a question, I've had no period for more than two months, just brown discharge that has lasted for about 5 days, ?

Was the brown D/C: When you would have anticipated your period? If yes, that might have been your period. Brown d/c can be older blood being cleaned from the uterus. If not sure and sexually active - would take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi had brown discharge last week for 2 days and was due my period yesterday and all that came was another dark discharge but its nearly gone?

Hi had brown discharge last week for 2 days and was due my period yesterday and all that came was another dark discharge but its nearly gone?

Many causes: Many things can cause this but the first concern is pregnancy so you should do a pregnancy test. If it is negative and the problem continues, you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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My period is usually 5 days long, the last two is brown discharge, but now I'm 2 days after my period an still have brown discharge what the cause?

My period is usually 5 days long, the last two is brown discharge, but now I'm 2 days after my period an still have brown discharge what the cause?

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. Wait and see what happens. ...Read more

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Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Not typical: This could represent a normal reaction to the Plan B, but also could represent either an ectopic or intrauterine pregnancy. I would recommend that you see your physician who will likely perform testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Few days after my last period I m having very light dark brown discharge and it's been almost a week now I am having this. How long does it last and i?

Few days after my last period I m having very light dark brown discharge and it's been almost a week now I am having this. How long does it last and i?

Dysfunctional bleed: May be hormonal or may be pregnancy related, ectopic, miscarriage or pending miscarriage or implantaiton. Check HCG and follow up with sonogram also check TSH f/u/ w/ ob- gyn ...Read more

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My period lasted mabey two days now little bit of brown discharge and sharp pain. What could be wrong?

My period lasted mabey two days now little bit of brown discharge and sharp pain. What could be wrong?

Get checked.: If your period was shorter than normal, and if you are having pain, it could be a tubal pregnancy - which can be dangerous to you. There are other more likely causes, but please be checked so you know you are safe. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Suppose to have my period last week but instead I had brown discharge and some red. It stopped but for days later it starts again. What it mean??

Suppose to have my period last week but instead I had brown discharge and some red. It stopped but for days later it starts again. What it mean??

Check a test: If you are late, a pregnancy test would tell you if you are pregnant. If it's negative, you may have had a problem with this last ovulation, and it should straighten out tepee following month. ...Read more

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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. ...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 had dark tan/brown discharge in with eggwhite discharge. I am 16 days late for my period, was that it? It only lasted 3 days, was in small amounts

I've had dark tan/brown discharge in with eggwhite discharge. I am 16 days late for my period, was that it? It only lasted 3 days, was in small amounts

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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. Neg test = not pregnant ...Read more

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I am a normal 28 day cycle period n this month it came a day early it was dark red n lasted for 3 days n I had brown discharge for the last four days?

Ok to vary: It is normal for a woman's periods to sometimes be different - to be earlier or later by a few days or to last a little longer or shorter than usual. In most cases this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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2 weeks before expected period had brown discharge lasted two days. Now have bad heartbearn and late period. Neg hpt few days ago. What could it be?

Might be normal: 2 weeks before your period, you ovulated. Around ovulation, related to an abrupt drop in estrogen, you can have some breakthrough bleeding or brownish discharge. With the late period and other pregnancy like symptoms, I would recheck the pregnancy tesst. If you still do not get a period, then it is likely that you ovulated late and your cycle is delayed. ...Read more