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This is my second month of having a 1 day period, and experiencing dark brown discharge. My normal period lasts for 5 days. Iv been experiencing headaches, cramping, bloating, dizzy and really sleepy. Could I be pregnant and still have my period just shor

This is my second month of having a 1 day period, and experiencing dark brown discharge. My normal period lasts for 5 days. Iv been experiencing headaches, cramping, bloating, dizzy and really sleepy. Could I be pregnant and still have my period just shor

When in doubt: just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. If both negative and your symptoms persist, get to a GYN so they can help you determine what the next step is to regulate your period and minimize the adverse symptoms that could be premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PDD). ...Read more

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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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I had paraguard inserted about two months ago. About a month after it was put in I started having dark brown discharge but no normal period. ?

I had paraguard inserted about two months ago. About a month after it was put in I started having dark brown discharge but no normal period. ?

Very common: Give it some time! a more regular cycle and bleeding should become more routine. If, however, you start to feel physically different, ie, nausea, sore breasts, etc, do an otc pg test or see your doctor. Pregnancy is rare but can very ocassionaly occur. ...Read more

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Day 1-brown discharge, days 2&3 light bleeding, the next 5 days brown discharge. Normal period is 3-4 days of heavy bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Day 1-brown discharge, days 2&3 light bleeding, the next 5 days brown discharge. Normal period is 3-4 days of heavy bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Normal variation: What you described is consistent with normal variations in menstrual periods. If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Heaviness in pelvis, cramping, period 3 days late then brown watery discharge. Normal period or should i be worried?

Heaviness in pelvis, cramping, period 3 days late then brown watery discharge. Normal period or should i be worried?

No worries: a menstrual cycle can be delayed up to several days depending on the age, stress, health , medications of a person. so if it is a sporadic one time event you should not worry but if it is recurring than you should be evaluated by a ob/gyn ...Read more

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Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then i only had protected sex.

Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then i only had protected sex.

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. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What is brown discharge? Is it normal? My period is late by 3 weeks.

What is brown discharge? Is it normal? My period is late by 3 weeks.

Probably not normal: Regardless of any discharge if your period is late by 3 weeks you need evaluation by an Ob/Gyn or Family Doctor to see what the cause is. During that visit you will likely have a pelvic exam with testing and evaluation for any causes of abnormal discharge and a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Is brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Probably ok: Some premenstrual spotting is relatively common. However, if she is sexually active and there is an odor to the discharge, don't make the assumption its blood. ...Read more

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I found brown discharge right before my period, normal?

I found brown discharge right before my period, normal?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. It may be the start of your period. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I am spotting brown discharge between my periods with normal period pain from yesterday. What is the problem? (i m virgin)

I am spotting brown discharge between my periods with normal period pain from yesterday. What is the problem? (i m virgin)

Brown Spotting: Sometimes a woman will continue to spot between periods. However, if it a lot of spotting that does not go away after a day or two but is increasing and if there is pain and discomfort, it would be best to get this checked out with a check for vaginal infection. ...Read more

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